dam and reservoir

Water releases from dams aren’t that good at mimicking natural conditions, a new study finds.

dam and reservoir

Water releases from dams aren’t that good at mimicking natural conditions, a new study finds.

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climate books

These books offer essential lessons for talking to a science-denying neighbor, local elected officials, your kids or the corporations causing our worst problems.

rescued tiger cub

These crimes threaten tens of thousands of species around the world, causing extinctions, hurting people and spreading disease.

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Sunda clouded leopard

Isolated on just two islands in southeast Asia, this little-known, forest-dependent wild cat persists in the region experiencing the world’s fastest deforestation.

wetland in farm field

Wetlands can help remove nutrient pollution causing low-oxygen “dead zones.” But how much benefit we reap depends a lot on placement, a new study finds. 

tiger

New research into events like World Pangolin Day and International Tiger Day reveals how to make these celebrations more effective.

fly on center of flower

If we are to successfully restore the natural world, we’ll need to focus on some of the smallest creatures in the ecosystem, says the author of the new book, Rebugging the Planet.

glittering starfrontlet on branch

Hummingbirds are a vital force in one writer’s everyday life. Contemplating their loss is almost too much to bear.

seal on boat deck

A new surveillance system tracks trends in wildlife illness and death and could help keep people healthy.

Fire burning in forest on horizon

To stay or to leave in search of safer ground makes me wonder how we determine risk in a world that’s so rapidly changing.

Rodentia and Eulipotyphla

A new paper finds that we’re failing these “small-bodied mammals” — and that comes with a cost to ecosystems around the world.

Sukakpak Mountain

The month’s best and worst environmental news also includes advice on reversing the “insect apocalypse” and more.