• Citizens Afield
    Citizen science allows us not only to contribute to research, but also to connect more deeply with nature.
    By Lucy Bryan
  • Recovery Roadblocks
    The Mexican gray wolf’s return to the Southwest has been sluggish due to decades of flawed conservation efforts.
    By John Soltes
  • March of the Armyworm
    A new invasive pest is damaging crops at an alarming rate as it moves across Africa.
    By Stephanie Parker
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Latest News

Reinforcing the Need to Move Away from Meat

In Review: Eating Animals

Gearing up to watch a film about industrial animal agriculture isn’t easy. You know you’re going to see things you don’t really want to see, and be confronted with information you might rather avoid. But the new documentary Eating Animals — based…
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Strangers in Town

How the arrival of beavers divided the small California city of Martinez

Heidi Perryman did not set out to change the fortunes of California’s beavers. When, back in 2007, the first pair began building in Alhambra Creek, she was simply delighted by the novelty. “They were adorable,” she told me, before revising her opinion.…
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‘The Population Bomb’ Is Still Ticking 50 Years after Publication

Why Paul Erhlich's warning deserves a new and less hysterical hearing

“The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” Stanford biologist and ecologist Paul Erhlich declared on the first page of his 1968 best-seller, “The Population Bomb.” Because the “stork had passed the plow,” he predicted, “hundreds of millions of people are…
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Illegal Loggers Are Decimating Romania’s Virgin Forests, Say Green Groups

Even protected areas aren't safe as some of Europe's largest primeval woodlands come under threat

Even after decades of rampant deforestation, Romania is still home to more than half of Europe's primeval woodlands, some 6.5 million hectares of old-growth temperate climate forests. As a result, some of the Old Continent's largest populations of brown bears, wolves, lynxes,…
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Why I’m Boycotting the Clothing Industry

It's getting harder and harder to find clothes that don't pollute our oceans and drinking water

I was baking a Spanish olive oil cake a few weeks ago and ended up spilling a full cup of olive oil down the front of my favorite yoga pants, the Cecilia Knicker, a pair of hemp and organic cotton blend yoga…
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Lion Shaped Mountain: Madman at the Zoo

What if our conventional understandings about chimpanzee behavior are inaccurate?

At the edge of a forest clearing in western Africa, fresh tracks are embedded in the mud. Half of the tracks resemble hands. The other half resemble knuckles. They lead to the center of the clearing where they abruptly end at a…
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Voices

Ralph Nader
The ever-energetic octogenarian activist talks politics, environment, and why pessimism should never be part of a civic personality.
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Stacy Martin
The creator of MooPoo Ranch in Junction City, Wisconsin explains what led her move from Big Diary to small-scale food production where the animals are raised in alignment with nature.
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Current Issue

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Leave No Worker Behind

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?
By Samantha M. Harvey

Learning from Death

Roadkill can help us understand more about creatures great and small.
By Eric Freedman

Big Soda’s Sneaky Tactic Undermining Democracy

Faced with mounting pushback against sugar-sweetened beverages, Big Soda is turning to preemption bills to thwart community organizing.
By Anna Lappé

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