Bringing Nature Back to the Chicago Area

Ecological restoration has deep roots in the Midwest, where extraordinary community efforts have revived prairies, savannas, woodlands, and wetlands.

Christopher Johnson

Florida’s Ongoing Struggle with Non-Native Water Hyacinth

The Sunshine State continues controversial spraying of herbicides like glyphosate to combat the aquatic weed.

Robert Beringer

Old-Growth Logging Leaves Black Bears without Dens, Biologists Say

British Columbia protects beaver lodges and occupied migratory bird nests, but there are no regulations protecting black bear dens in most parts of the province.

Sarah Cox

California’s Twin Tunnels Water Project Is Dead. What’s Next?

Environmental advocates are cautiously optimistic about plans to downscale the controversial WaterFix project.

Cindy Xin

Trump Administration Rebrands Natural Gas as ‘Freedom Gas’

Department of Energy calls fossil fuels 'US molecules of US Freedom' as administration redoubles assault on the climate.

Andy Rowell

‘The Biggest Challenge Was Not Being Heard’

A conversation with Washington activist who helped stop North America’s largest oil terminal project.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

As a GMO Stunt, Professor Tasted Pesticide and Gave it To Students

People who offer to taste pesticides are not doing science. They are promoting corporate products, in this case Bt Brinjal.

Jonathan Latham

Misreading the Story of Climate Change and the Maya

Instead of focusing on the final stages of Classic Maya civilization, society can learn from the practices that enabled it to survive for nearly 700 years.

Kenneth Seligson

The Biomass Delusion Comes to Mississippi

Lucedale citizens protest plans for largest wood pellet plant in the world.

Rita Frost

Learning from the Camp Fire Six Months On

California’s deadliest wildfire holds important lessons for communities across the West as we approach a new fire season.

George Wuerthner

AI-Backed Sensors Help Reduce Wind Turbine Risks to Protected Birds

New technology identifies target species, shuts down turbines to avoid deadly collisions

Angela Sivak

The Philippines Is Rallying Behind Its Disappearing Dwarf Buffalo

From Indigenous groups to international conservation organizations, everyone is getting in line to save the critically endangered tamaraw.

Jason Bittel

Will Congress Find the Political Will to Fix Our Federal Flood Insurance System?

Legislators just punted — for the 11th time — on an opportunity to fix the government program that assesses flood risk.

Tara Lohan

A Sense of ‘Flight Shame’ May be Changing Travel Habits

In parts of Europe, air travel is becoming taboo for its big carbon footprint.

Andy Rowell

Jordan Cove Terminal Opponents Celebrate Win Against Project, Vow to Keep Fighting

An Oregon agency has denied water quality certification for the natural gas export facility, but the project isn't dead yet.

Juliet Grable

The Butterfly Effect: Five Stages of Anthropocenic Grief

Two years into the Twilight of the Bugs. Loving and mourning don’t seem to be so hard.

Evan A. Warfel