New York Leaders Have Ambitious Climate Goals. Can Legislators Make it Happen?

As the Empire State works out the details of its green new deal, the rest of the country will be watching

Juliet Grable

Trump Is Trying to Stand in the Way of Electric Cars, Despite Bipartisan Support for Them

New Senate bill is latest sign that momentum for EVs is building despite President’s best efforts

Jeff Turrentine

Nowhere to Hide When the Fire Comes Next

Rebecca Lawton discusses the origins of her new book, nature writing as a woman, and her long-term connection to water

Sarah Boon

The Young Republicans Breaking with Trump on Climate Change

Conservative millennials are trying to haul their party towards scientific reality

Oliver Milman The Guardian

As Black Bears Slowly Return to Texas, Border Wall Could Jeopardize Recovery

The animals need an open border with Mexico in order to survive in the Lone State, experts say

Meg Wilcox

An Online Vigilante Is Shaming Bad Behavior on Public Lands

Intagram account calls out online influencers for behaving poorly in national parks

Gabrielle Canon The Guardian

Nine Dead as Rural Violence Escalates in Brazilian Amazon

Three massacres reported in twelve days in region with heavy deforestation. Landless peasant movement leader and anti-dam activist among those killed.

Sue Branford and Thais Borges

For Some, Replanting Logged Lands Leads to Shifting Views of Forest Management

Taxing work brings tree planters face-to-face with the ecological impacts of industrial timber production.

Diana Myers

Komodo Weighs Temporary Tourist Ban to Boost Endangered Dragon Numbers

Indonesian officials are concerned about threats to lizard from smuggling and shrinking habitat

Kate Lyons The Guardian

Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests

If we want to effectively mitigate climate change, it’s time for bold action to protect forestlands

Danna Smith, Chad Hanson, and Matthew Koehler

With Push to Drill in Nevada, a Failure to Consult Native Peoples

Plans to lease oil and gas drilling rights near the Ruby Mountains threaten Te-Moak tribe's culture and tradition along with local ecosystems

Tiffany Higgins

As Global Insect Populations Decline, Crop Pests May Not

The insects that survive the coming decades may not be the ones we want

Stephanie Parker

A Glimpse Inside the Struggle to Save Siberian and Bengal Tigers

In Review: Tigerland

Ed Rampell

How California’s Gold Mining Past Is Threatening its Future

Thousands of underground mines across the state linger in toxic anonymity.

Becki Robins

Thirty Years after Exxon Valdez, US Oil Spill Response Is Still All Wrong

Environmental groups are suing EPA over outdated rules on oil dispersants that harm people and wildlife

Rikki Ott and Jack Siddoway The Guardian

Federal Judge Halts Hundreds of Drilling Projects on Public Land

In a rebuke of the Trump administration’s ‘energy-first’ agenda, judge finds climate impacts of future oil and gas projects must be considered

Cassidy Randall The Guardian