California May Finally Join the Ranks of States with Fossil Fuel Setbacks

Senate committee to vote today on a bill mandating a minimum distance between oil and gas wells and sensitive sites like schools and hospitals.

Zoe Loftus-Farren

Porcupines Face a Poaching Crisis — and It’s All Because of What’s in Their Stomachs

New research indicates a growing online trade in porcupine bezoars, a ball of inedible material that sometimes gathers in their digestive tracks.

John R. Platt

Waiting on a Whale Shark

Finally armed with an old enough specimen, researchers use biological markers from atomic bomb testing to answer questions about how long these elusive, endangered creatures live.

Rachel Sturges

Last Man Standing

Mossville offers a chronicle of environmental racism that spans across continents.

Ed Rampell

Coconut Oil Doesn’t Really Threaten More Species than Palm Oil

A recent study suggests coconut palms are worse for the environment than oil palms. In fact, the opposite is true.

Asa Feinstein

Coconut Oil Threatens Five Times More Species than Palm Oil

Despite its benign reputation, coconut palm agriculture has directly contributed to the extinction of several tropical island animals.

Erik Meijaard

Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

Zambia and Zimbabwe plan to move ahead with the $4 billion Batoka Gorge Dam that would displace villagers, wildlife, and a vibrant rafting industry along the Zambezi River.

Rebecca Wildbear

Fossil Fuel “Fraud” Regarding Climate Risks Setting Us Up for Financial Implosion

New report outlines widespread deception by fossil fuel industry, calls for executives to blow the whistle.

Andy Rowell

Arizona’s Beloved San Pedro River Is about to Meet the Rising Wall on the US-Mexico Border

As crews begin work on a 30-foot fence across one of the Southwest’s last free-flowing rivers, conservationists worry about cost to ecosystem.

Helen Wieffering

Rosewood Trafficking Worsens in the Gambia

China could play a pivotal role in halting trade in trees crucial for West African ecosystems made more fragile by climate change.

Louise Hunt

Lion Shaped Mountain: Water from Lazarus

As human and chimpanzee communities recover from fire, rain brings signs of new life to burned central Sierra Leone landscape.

Andrew Halloran

Taking Back Stolen Land

In Patagonia, the Mapuche are recovering state and private land that once belonged to them, and protecting it from miners and drillers.

Denali DeGraf

Earth to Birds: Take the Next Left

Scientists have long thought that avian migration is guided by the magnetic field, but how, exactly? The search has led to three very different hypotheses.

Sophie Fessl Knowable Magazine

Finding Northern Indiana’s Lost Marsh

The Grand Kankakee Marsh was the largest inland wetland in the contiguous US until it was drained for agriculture. Now conservationists are trying to piece it back together.

Dustin Brewer

Being Mule Deer

In Review: Deer 139

Austin Price

Oil Spill from Decaying Yemen Tanker ‘Would Be Four Times Worse than Exxon Valdez,’ UN Says

UN seeks to inspect vessel, prevent spill that could wreck biodiverse environment and livelihoods for decades.

Patrick Wintour The Guardian