Sailing the Seas on Reused Plastic

A traditional Swahili dhow known as the FlipFlopi shows that environmental innovation can coexist with tradition.

Tasha Goldberg

A Plea to Recognize the Legal Rights of the Maas River

I am advocating for a new legal status for the Maas in the hope that it becomes the first river in Europe with rights.

Jessica den Outer

Nearly 60 Million Americans Don’t Drink Their Tap Water, Research Suggests

Distrust and disuse of tap water is a public health problem.

Asher Rosinger

Uruguay’s Remarkable Shift to Renewables Offers a Blueprint for Energy Progress

However, the country’s ground-breaking energy initiatives now face a new challenge — a new governing party with more conservative views.

Andy McDonough

Biden in Risky Talks to Pay Brazil to Save Amazon

Activists fear billion-dollar climate deal will bolster Bolsonaro and reward illegal forest clearance, but US says action can’t wait.

Jonathan Watts The Guardian

Illinois Wind Farm Project Threatens Rare Frog Species

Researchers say that the 30,000-acre Glacier Sands Wind Project could jeopardize Illinois chorus frogs, which burrow and feed underground.

Niko McCarty

Florida Phosphate Mine Pond Leak: Pollution and Flood Threat Remains

Millions of gallons of toxic water have been pumped into ecologically sensitive Tampa Bay in an effort to avert a collapse.

Adam Gabbatt The Guardian

Effort to Save Eastern Hemlocks Might be Impacting Salamanders

A pesticide used to save hemlocks in Appalachia may have adverse effects on species that depend on the iconic conifer.

Patrick Shea

Protect the Wild Rockies

The Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act would go a long way towards preserving what is best about the region.

George Wuerthner

From Reviled to Adored

How one community — and one woman in particular— has found a way to protect the rarest stork in the world simply by learning to appreciate the species.

Emily Sohn

Foraging for Wild Foods in Japan’s Satoyama Woodlands

Natural forests shaped by humans use that were abundant in edible plants and animals once encircled most Japanese villages.

Winifred Bird

Age No Bar

An older generation of climate activists is increasingly showing up to demand a better future for the planet.

Pam McFarland

Are Bark Beetles Further Aggravating Wildfires in California?

With the West burning more and more each year, what to do about beetle infestations has become a burning political question.

Jonathan Horwitz

The Sports Pages of Death

Life in a wounded and wounding land.

Tom Engelhardt

In Appreciation of Canada Geese

These migratory birds can be loud, obnoxious, messy, but are also beautiful. It’s time we learned to coexist with them.

Barbara Weddle

A Clog in the Pipeline

The proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline faces global opposition. Now, the pipeline’s financing faces uncertainty.

Charles Wachira