In Bullheaded Move, Trump Blocks California From Setting Vehicle Emissions Rules

State leaders, environmental groups prepare to challenge decision in court.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Death on Everest

Nepal’s famous summit is becoming a graveyard, and climate change is poised to make things worse.

Rasoul Sorkhabi

Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act Protections

Changes to federal law, lauded by industry, will make it harder to protect threatened wildlife.

Emily Holden The Guardian

The Indiana Mayor Putting ‘Conserve’ Back in Conservative

Jim Brainard has been making the post-partisan case for building sustainable, resilient cities for more than 20 years.

Jeff Turrentine

FBI and Police Monitoring Jordan Cove Anti-Pipeline Activists

Emails reveal latest example of heightened scrutiny and surveillance of environmental and Indigenous groups.

Jason Wilson and Will Parrish The Guardian

Proposed Tourist Train Could Threaten Mexico’s Fragile Jaguar Populations

Scientists are pushing for environmental mitigation of Yucatán Peninsula's controversial Mayan Train project.

Sally Jensen

‘No Evidence’ that Fracking Can Operate without Threatening Public Health and Climate Stability

New report summarizing 1,500-plus scientific studies on fracking impacts proves risk to people, wildlife, and nature.

Tara Lohan

Recognizing Rights of Great Barrier Reef Could Help Defeat Destructive Coal Mine Project

Conventional environmental laws have allowed Adani’s Carmichael coal mine go forward in Australia. It’s time we changed them.

Michelle Maloney and Mari Margil

A Green New Deal for the San Francisco Bay

Resolution would help the Bay Area transition to renewables, clean up of toxic sites, and adapt to sea level rise.

Sejal Choksi-Chugh

The Hidden Cost of Poaching

In Review: Sides of a Horn
Written and Directed by Toby Wosskow

Arrieanna Towner

Caring for Botanical Treasures in a Failed State

At Venezuela's Botanical Garden of Caracas, a dedicated team struggles to keep an international plant collection alive.

Jeanfreddy Gutiérrez Torres

Indigenous Communities in Mexico Fight for Their Lives and Their Lands

A confederation of Nahua pueblos vows to defend their ancestral homeland from a predatory cartel with alleged ties to extractive industries.

Jeremy Kryt

How Some of the Rarest Fish on Earth Survived California’s Ridgecrest Earthquake

The endangered Devils Hole pupfish, numbering under 200, employed key survival tactics to escape 10-foot wave.

Maanvi Singh The Guardian

As a Population of Alaskan Belugas Slowly Vanishes, Researchers Search for Answers

Study documents acoustic footprint of human activities in the Cook Inlet waters, finds sound levels often exceed harassment limits set by NOAA.

Ben Boettger

Surfing Scientists? That’s Swell.

From the United Kingdom to California, surfers and scientists are teaming up to monitor sea surface temperatures and ocean health.

Kim Feldmann

The Great Reckoning

An imagined look back at 2019 from mid-century.

Andrew J. Bacevich