Urban Greenways Need To Be Made More Accessible

Hiking and walking Nashville’s greenways has helped my quality of life tremendously, and these benefits should not be limited to the able-bodied.

Margaret Kingsbury

The Personal is Ecological

An Australian audio play ponders the fate of a threatened species — and of the four humans who must save it, and themselves.

Ed Rampell

Native Alaskan Company Involved in Controversial Carbon Offsets Project to Quit Logging

After 35 years of clearcutting Southeast Alaska forests, Sealaska says it wants to generate “sustainable value” for shareholders.

Paul Koberstein and Jessica Applegate

Powerful Winds Spark New Blazes in California’s Year-Round Fire ‘Season’

Warm winter weather and strong gusts have led to an early start for 2021’s fires, following a record-breaking year of blazes in 2020.

Julia Carrie Wong The Guardian

Backcrossing to the Future

In New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, biologists use genetic intervention to save imperiled trout.

Ben Ikenson

Oil & Gas Industry Fights New Regulations in Southern California

Ventura County’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.

Aaron Cantu

Pando to Pangea

A single aspen, thought to be the largest living organism on Earth, offers a message of diversity, resilience, and sustainability. It’s up to us to heed its message and avert its decline.

Paul C. Rogers

Vast Coalition Calls on Biden to Impose National Moratorium on Water Shutoffs

More than 600 environmental, rights and religious groups to present draft order amid widespread shutoffs despite pandemic.

Nina Lakhani The Guardian

Big Cat Public Safety Act Reintroduced in House

Animal welfare advocates hope that recent enforcement actions against Tiger King personalities will help push through the bill, which seeks to ban cub petting operations and trade in big cats.

Brianna Grant

Tragedy of the Commodified

Conversation: Jennifer Telesca, author of Red Gold: The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna

Austin Price

The Road to the Capitol Went Through Malheur

There’s a clear connection between this week’s attempted coup and a decades-old conflict over federal control of public land in the American West.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Trump EPA’s Controversial “Secret Science” Policy Faces Pushback from Scientists

Wheeler’s bid for “transparency” is another pro-industry lie aimed to delegitimize peer-reviewed science.

Austin Price

Trump Guts Migratory Bird Protections as Part of Final Favors to Industry

Environmental groups hope courts will strike down reckless attack on one of America’s oldest and most important conservation laws.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Lion Shaped Mountain: Festum Fatuorum

A random chain of events, and the chimpanzees’ reactions to these events, help create the ecosystem around them. The same is true of monkeys, of termites, of moths, and of humans. It is as simple and complicated as that.

Andrew Halloran

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2020

A pandemic, climate chaos, a racial reckoning, and a divisive election, this year packed a punch that we are still reeling from.

Journal Staff

US is Ill-Prepared to Safely Manage its Nuclear Waste from Climate Threats

More than 150 sites across the country have to be managed for radioactive waste for centuries or millennia. But there’s no plan in place for how this will be done, says GAO report.

Charles Pekow