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    Jaguars once thrived in the US Southwest. Some conservationists want to see that happen again.
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Drought Leaves Paraguayan Caimans in Peril

A wildlife crisis on the Pilcomayo River spurs “futile” rescue effort by citizens

They call it Agrophil Cemetery. A desiccated wasteland is all that’s left of a vast marsh that stretched along the Pilcomayo River in Paraguay. Now, dozens of dead and dying caimans lie mired in mud, bare earth extends to the horizon, and…
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7 Popular Foods That Might Disappear Because of Climate Change

Search is on for ancient or near-extinct crops that might be better suited for this new reality

Throughout history, different types of food have surged and dropped in popularity, and some foods that existed at one point just aren’t around anymore. But we’re not talking about foods that aren’t popular, quite the opposite in fact. Some of our favorite…
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Pesticide Manufacturers’ Own Tests Reveal Serious Harm to Honeybees

Bayer and Syngenta criticized for secrecy after unpublished research linked high doses of their products to damage to bee colonies

Unpublished field trials by pesticide manufacturers show their products cause serious harm to honeybees at high levels, leading to calls from senior scientists for the companies to end the secrecy which cloaks much of their research. The research, conducted by Syngenta and…
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It Takes a Village

In Fiji, saving coral reefs is a community affair

When coral ecologist Victor Bonito dove into the warm waters just off Fiji’s Coral Coast on a Thursday morning in early February, he noticed some bleaching on a previously healthy patch of reef, but didn’t think much of it. The next day,…
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Chromium-6: ‘Erin Brockovich’ Chemical Threatens Two-Thirds of Americans

New report finds 200 million people exposed to toxic drinking water

In the 2000 biographical film about a legal clerk who brings a major utility company to its knees for poisoning residents of Hinkley, California, Erin Brockovich ended on a Hollywood high note with a $333m settlement from PG&E. But chromium-6 contamination of…
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Another Port Proposal For San Francisco Bay Sparks Opposition

Docs Show Vallejo City Council Members met in Secret to Craft Port, Cement Plant Plan

When Nathan Stout moved to Vallejo, by the San Francisco Bay, he wanted to get involved in the community. So he joined the citizens’ commission the city had formed to work on a new general plan. He was inspired by the project’s…
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A Gripping Chronicle of Amazonian Tribes’ Struggle Against the Peruvian State

In Review: When Two Worlds Collide (Documentary)

As members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes confront the Dakota Access pipeline, don’t miss Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel’s hard-hitting film about a more violent resistance by Indigenous people south of the border against would-be developers and exploiters. Photo…
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Voices

Bob Inglis
The “recovering” Republican politician weights in on how progressives and conservatives can work together to tackle climate change.
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Logan Egan
A former farmer ruminates on how his idealistic endeavor quickly turned into one of personal survival.
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In the Pipeline’s Path

Appalachian communities oppose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
By William H. Funk

To Keep a River Running

In Brazil’s Amazon forest, one tribe stands against a mega-dam project.
By Robert Walker

Generating Controversy

A growing biomass industry could threaten US climate goals.
By Josh Schlossberg

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