• In the Land of Bonobos
    Can a pioneering rehabilitation project create a harmonious co-existence between
    people and bonobos?
    By Christopher Clark
  • The Long Run Home
    The Winnemem Wintu tribe and their salmon relative are both on the verge of vanishing. Can a “desperate” plan save them?
    By Maureen Nandini Mitra
  • Deep Impact
    A high resolution map of the seafloor could be a boon for explorers and a curse
    for deep sea creatures.
    By Adrienne Bernhard
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Brief Eulogies for the Animals We Have Lost

Tributes to the curlews, moths, and toads that are no more

An excerpt from Brief Eulogies for Lost Animals: An Extinction Reader. Urania Sloanus at Sunrise When the pear tree blossoms, one after another begins to appear just as the sun rises — whence they come is a mystery — and their velvet…
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British Appetite for Avocados is Draining Region Dry, Say Chilean Villagers

Growers accused of illegally diverting rivers and leaving locals without water

British supermarkets are selling thousands of tons of avocados produced in a Chilean region where villagers claim vast amounts of water are being diverted, resulting in a drought. Major UK supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl source avocados from Chile’s…
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City Hall vs. Big Oil

Podcast takes listeners to Richmond, CA, where organizers are mobilizing for a sustainable future

Smackdown: City Hall vs. Big Oil is the 4th episode in Stepping Up podcast, which tells the stories of people who are responding in unique and unexpected ways to the daunting crisis of climate change. Perhaps the most compelling form of climate…
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Facing Climate and Water Pressures, Farmers Return to Age-Old Practice

Just 5 percent of California farmers use cover cropping, but that's likely to change as researchers start to track many benefits

This spring in California several orchards around Solano and nearby counties sported a new look: lush carpets of mixed grasses growing as tall as 3 feet beneath the trees’ bare branches. By summer the scene will change as farmers grow and harvest…
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Could Worms and Bacteria Offer a Solution to Plastic Pollution?

Research suggest that plastic-eating caterpillars and mutant enzymes could help break down trash

Each year, the world produces 300 million tons of plastic — an incredibly resilient synthetic product that pollutes every corner of the globe. Plastics are regularly ingested by wildlife on land and at sea, and eventually end up in the food on…
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Elite Rock Climbers Push for Public Lands Protection on Capitol Hill

In 62 separate meetings, athletes and advocates asked politicians to protect the great outdoors

Alex Honnold was stuck in traffic. The world’s most renowned rock climber was due on Capitol Hill for a US Senate reception with other top climbers from around the country, who had descended en masse on Washington to lobby for greater protections for public…
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Voices

Gina Lopez
The Philippine’s former environment secretary talks about how love can be a force for change and her support of the country’s controversial president.
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Dineen O’Rourke
The 2017 Brower Youth Award winner writes about why we need to focus on climate justice.
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Current Issue

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Storm

In the dry Patagonian desert, penguins are contending with an unexpected impact of climate change: rain.
By Eric Wagner

The Way of the Canoe

For many generations, canoes have allowed us to engage intimately with the environment.
By Mark Neužil

Where to Travel in 2018

By “voting with our wings” – choosing our destinations well and cultivating our roles as citizen diplomats – we can change the world for the better.
By Ethical Traveler

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