Children Who Drink Water from Private Wells at Higher Risk of Lead Exposure

Research shows exposure is worse for poor and Black children due to historic discriminatory zoning policies.

Nina Lakhani The Guardian

Is Evolution the Solution to Pollution?

Don’t count on it, unless you're a small killifish with a large family of genetic cousins and a superstar ability to rapidly evolve.

Austin Price

The Big Picture

From the beautiful to the bizarre, this photographic showcase of life on Earth shines a light on some of our planet's most amazing species and places.

Will the Dragon’s Blood Tree Soon Become the Stuff of Legends?

The iconic tree endemic to Yemen’s Socotra archipelago is increasingly threatened by development, climate change, and a protracted civil war.

Jason Ruffin

“I Want to Make Fisherfolks’ Lives Better”

Marine scientist S. Velvizhi overcame class and gender barriers to help coastal communities to build safer and sustainable fisheries in the Bay of Bengal.

Mahima Jain

Soaring Covid-19 Numbers at San Quentin Expose the Public Health Impact of Mass Incarceration

Prisons and jails across the country are failing to adequately protect prisoners and staff from the pandemic.

Angela Sevin

Peas and Quiet: Urban Gardening in the Time of Covid-19

Across the US, gardeners are producing food, building community, and finding some calm during this time of uncertainty.

Jonathan Shipley

EPA Moves to Exempt Companies from Reporting Releases of Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

The exemption allows companies to bypass a law meant to address widespread contamination from perflourinated chemicals.

Emily Holden The Guardian

How Protecting Birds Can Save Western Rivers

The push to save yellow-billed cuckoos from extinction may demand more protections for the waterways they rely on.

Elizabeth Miller

Plan to Release Millions of GE Mosquitos in Florida Gets Green Light

State regulator approves the plan, despite strong objections by environmental groups who say risks have not been sufficiently analyzed.

Oliver Milman The Guardian

It’s Time to Rethink Recycling

Our global recycling system is broken. Where do we go from here?

Jack Cooper

Pandemic Sets Back Abalone Restoration Effort in California

Mollusk researchers are pushing forward with their work as much as possible despite limitations.

Dominick Leskiw

How Wildlife Rescue Centers Are Coping with Covid-19

For many animal rescuers and rehabilitators, the pandemic has brought a new set of challenges.

Miranda Altice

Vineyards Are Adapting to Warming Temperatures by Growing Trees

Agroforestry can climate-proof grapes by increasing shading and moisture levels, French researchers show.

Erik Hoffner

Why the Covid Gardening Boom is About More than Food

With the disappearance of so much intimate encounter, the prospect of plunging our hands in the soil has gained extraordinary appeal.

Jennifer Atkinson

Elimination of Mexican Gray Wolf Pack a Blow to Conservation Efforts

Killing of Prieto pack in Gila National Forest by federal agents and private ranchers highlights longstanding tensions between wolf conservation and public lands livestock grazing.

Fiona McLeod