• Citizens Afield
    Citizen science allows us not only to contribute to research, but also to connect more deeply with nature.
    By Lucy Bryan
  • Recovery Roadblocks
    The Mexican gray wolf’s return to the Southwest has been sluggish due to decades of flawed conservation efforts.
    By John Soltes
  • March of the Armyworm
    A new invasive pest is damaging crops at an alarming rate as it moves across Africa.
    By Stephanie Parker
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Latest News

Fall Armyworm’s Arrival in India Sparks Fear of its Spread Through Asia

Finding confirms theory that the invasive pest, that’s been decimating crops in Africa, might soon go global

Two-and-a-half years after the fall armyworm, an invasive crop pest native to the Americas, was first reported in Africa, it has now been officially confirmed for the first time on the Asian continent, first in the southern state of Karnataka in India…
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Lion Shaped Mountain: Muddy Travelers

In Sierra Leone, humans and chimpanzees are being pushed closer and closer together

At the western edge of the African continent, the blackness of the night sky gives way to an early morning purple. Where once there was only the sound of the Atlantic Ocean slapping against the rocks and sand of the coastline, there…
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What’s Causing Florida’s Algae Crisis?

Five questions answered about the blooms that are killing fish and threatening public health

Editor's Note: Two major algae outbreaks in Flordia are killing wildlife and threatening public health. Along the state's southwest coast, a red tide outbreak has become one of the longest in the state's history. Though algae blooms are common in Florida, scientists…
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Time to Step Up Pressure Against the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines

Work on both pipelines have been temporarily halted due to vacated federal permits and multiple environmental violations.

The news has been coming in thick and fast from the ongoing battles to stop two fracked gas pipelines that are being forced through Appalachia and beyond. Both the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines have been ordered to stop construction amidst…
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Is Your Perfume Sustainable?

Perfumery may seem benign, but ingredients derived from plants and animals can come with serious environmental and ethical toll

Perfumery might seem like a fairly benign business. It’s about personal scent more than anything else. But as one of the largest global luxury industries, perfume-making can have a significant impact on certain plants and animals valued for their rare scent profiles.…
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One Man’s Suffering Exposed Monsanto’s Secrets

Company’s own records revealed damning truth of glyphosate-based herbicides’ link to cancer

It was a verdict heard around the world. In a stunning blow to one of the world’s largest seed and chemical companies, jurors in San Francisco have told Monsanto it must pay $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer…
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Voices

Ralph Nader
The ever-energetic octogenarian activist talks politics, environment, and why pessimism should never be part of a civic personality.
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Stacy Martin
The creator of MooPoo Ranch in Junction City, Wisconsin explains what led her move from Big Diary to small-scale food production where the animals are raised in alignment with nature.
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Current Issue

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Leave No Worker Behind

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?
By Samantha M. Harvey

Learning from Death

Roadkill can help us understand more about creatures great and small.
By Eric Freedman

Big Soda’s Sneaky Tactic Undermining Democracy

Faced with mounting pushback against sugar-sweetened beverages, Big Soda is turning to preemption bills to thwart community organizing.
By Anna Lappé

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