In a Warming World, the Heat’s On Us

As we learn to say goodbye to plants and animals and places we hold dear, we need to do whatever we can to save what is left.

Dahr Jamail

Life Along the Banks of One of Latin America’s Most Polluted Waterways

Locals fear being forgotten as Buenos Aires tries to clean up the Riachuelo River

Forest Ray

Hawaii’s Snail Extinction Crisis Appears to Be Speeding Up

With the loss of a species on New Year's Day, scientists are racing to save the islands' other unique snails before it's too late.

John R. Platt

Why We Won’t Quit the Climate Fight

Friends and experts may tell us we're doomed, but there are too many reasons to keep pushing for climate action

Kathleen Dean Moore and SueEllen Campbell

Exploring a Borderland Region that Soon Might Change for Good

In Review: Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border

Cindy Xin

Proposed Shipping Route Threatens one of Europe’s Last Wild Rivers

Environmental activists and locals are organizing against the project, which would pass through 11 nature reserves

Tom Allan

Mitigating Overfishing in Southwest Madagascar Through Low-Cost Artificial Reefs

Project offers hope to fisherfolk dealing with declining yields while also serving as a viable conservation tool.

Margot Chapon

Indigenous Pipeline Protesters in Canada Call Police Presence ‘Act of War’

Tensions mount as protestors gathered to stop natural gas pipeline on unceeded territory face removal, arrest

Leyland Cecco The Guardian

Lion Shaped Mountain: Thieves in the Garden

Sierra Leone's chimpanzees often enjoy the fruits of their human neighbors' labor

Andrew Halloran

In ‘Animal Envy,’ the Animals Speak for Themselves

A conversation with Ralph Nader about his latest fable

Marc Bekoff

We Shouldn’t Be Keeping Parks Open During the Government Shutdown

Leaving parks open and unattended is like leaving the Smithsonian museums open without any staff to protect the priceless artifacts, says former Park Service director.

Jonathan B. Jarvis The Guardian

Coal Country Environmentalist

A conversation with West Virginian Justice Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin

Ed Rampell

Freeing the Seed

The seed library movement is pushing for the legal right to share seeds

Michael S. Carolan

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2018

This past year offered us much to be worried about but glimmers of hope flickered through as well.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

The Tuna Herders

Climate change has forced these Galápagos sea lions to turn to a new food source. Since they can't outswim their prey, they use wits and teamwork instead.

Story by Stephanie Stone Photographs by Tui De Roy

Remembering George H. W. Bush’s Early Call for Climate Action

The president's past words offer hope for a new non-partisan spirit of environmentalism in the years to come

Gabriel Furshong