• photo of water protectors carrying a signStanding Strong
    The native resistance movement can offer solutions to our climate crisis.
    By Ron Johnson
  • photo of a rhinocerosAt the Sharp End
    South Africa’s private game reserves are taking drastic measures to protect their charges.
    By Ann and Steve Toon
  • artwork depicting redwood leaves, fern fronds, and a marijuana leafGreen Rush
    Humboldt County’s new extractive industry is taking a steep toll on the envrironment.
    By Ronald Hale
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Latest News

Fish Under Threat from Ocean Oxygen Depletion, Finds Study

Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish

The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behavior of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels had fallen by 2 percent in 50 years. The study,…
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In the Channel Islands, an Effort to Save Seabirds and Native Flora is Paying Off

The biggest challenge facing the restoration process has been access to freshwater

Encouraging seabirds to recolonize regions of the Channel Islands National Park in California requires more than just erecting artificial nests and hoping they’ll return.  They also need native island flora and the sweet serenade from their own species resonating above sheer, volcanic…
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Zimbabwe’s Typhoid Outbreak Worsened by Water Scarcity and Poor Sewage Infrastructure

Outbreak underscores gap between a wealthy elite and those who have fewer choices about where the can source their water from

A typhoid outbreak in Zimbabwe has been claiming lives and infecting dozens over the past few months. The outbreak, which is likely due to an over-stressed sewage system and lack of clean water, is widening the gap between a wealthy elite who…
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FERC’s Alternative Climate Facts

Federal agency has made 'no significant impact' determination for every pipeline-related climate assessment since 2009

Long before Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway took the phrase “alternative facts” mainstream, a rogue federal agency with authority to ram giant gas pipelines through people’s property against their will has for years pioneered the Trumpian version of reality when assessing the climate…
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‘Extraordinary’ Levels of Pollutants Found in Pacific Ocean’s 10-Kilometer-Deep Mariana Trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists

Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet — the 10-kilometer-deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean. Small crustaceans that live in the pitch-black waters of the trench, captured by a robotic…
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This Land Was Built for Bison

A former rancher uses his experience in low-stress cattle handling to manage bison herds in Canada’s Grasslands National Park

Back when Don Gillespie’s mother, Norah, was growing up on the family ranch in the mixed-grass prairie of southwestern Saskatchewan in west-central Canada there were few roads and fewer vehicles. Ranch work was done with horses and fence pastures were scarce. These…
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The Planet Needs Radical Compassion

Action built upon care and concern for all human and nonhuman beings can lend power to the environmental movement

Deborah Eden Tull was born an activist. “My mom, Tanya Tull, founded four nonprofits to end homelessness and my grandparents were old-time social justice activists and artists,” says Tull, who took on environmentalism as her branch of the family effort. Early in…
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Voices

Alice Waters
World-famous chef, educator, and slow-food advocate talks about how good food can be a powerful entry point to environmentalism.
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Karina Gonzales
A student leader of Fossil Free North Arizona University and 2016 Brower Youth Award Winner explains why she thinks climate change is a moral crisis that can’t be solved using technology alone.
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Current Issue

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Bush Beat

The Black Mambas combat poaching and elevate women’s rights.
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Forest Guardians

A small team of foresters in the Philippines’ Guiting-Guiting Natural Park face tough odds.
By Isaac N Pearlman

Good Food Rising

Schools across the country are beginning to explore sustainable food procurement policies.
By Anna Lappé

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