• Life amid the Levees
    Will the California Delta survive the pressures of a thirsty state?
    By Jacob Shea
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    Scientists and the Haida people are restoring the natural and cultural landscapes of a remote park in Canada.
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Entering the Era of Border Walls

Climate change, global migration, and border enforcement are coming to an explosive head

When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were climate-change refugees. We were 20 miles from the border with Guatemala at a rail yard…
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Why Are Elephants Getting Electrocuted in India?

Illegal electric fences on farms are a serious threat to the endangered animal

In May this year, a disturbing wildlife video from India began circulating on the Internet. It showed a dead elephant being carted off for an autopsy in a village in West Bengal in eastern India. The elephant had collapsed on a paddy…
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Climate Change Is the Story You Missed in 2017, and the Media Is to Blame

Some of Trump’s tweets have generated more national coverage than devastating disasters

Which story did you hear more about this year — how climate change makes disasters like hurricanes worse, or how Donald Trump threw paper towels at Puerto Ricans? photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef/US Coast Guard A Coast Guard member…
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The Attack on Bears Ears National Monument

In the face of Trump's gleeful dismantling of our public lands, let the resistance continue to build

To stand with a Native American friend of 40 years at the site of a desecrated ancestral grave can be a transcendent and disorienting experience. Quiet grief. No words. Very different for me than for him. For many of us, ten months…
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In Photos: Clean Water Initiative Makes Strides in Uganda

Water filter project improving health, supporting women’s leadership, and safeguarding environment

Photos by Joel Lukhovi | Survival Media Agency Most people in the district of Gomba, Uganda, don’t have access to clean water. About 50 kids under 5 years old die every month from diarrhea and typhoid, both of which are connected to consumption of…
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Majority of US Public Against Drilling in ANWR

Oil experts think economics are “suspect”

Republicans may be celebrating their great tax rip off they sneaked through last Friday night, which included the hugely disputed proposal of drilling of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but opening up America’s last true wilderness to oil exploitation is still far…
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May Boeve
The co-founder of 350.org talks about why the climate movement needs radical change.
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Laura Bridgeman
Animal rights activist Laura Bridgeman writes about how a meeting with a dolphin changed the course of her life..
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Six Ways of Seeing a Rhinoceros Auklet

We no longer know what to expect of our oceans.
By Eric Wagner

A Bumpy Ride

Guyana’s ambitious low-carbon development initiative has not had it easy.
By Erica Gies

Big Food and Public Health Don’t Mix

The very brands perceived as the purveyors of healthy, clean cuisine are peddling sugary drinks and processed foods that are the source of ill health.
By Anna Lappé

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