Pando to Pangea

A single aspen, thought to be the largest living organism on Earth, offers a message of diversity, resilience, and sustainability. It’s up to us to heed its message and avert its decline.

Paul C. Rogers

Vast Coalition Calls on Biden to Impose National Moratorium on Water Shutoffs

More than 600 environmental, rights and religious groups to present draft order amid widespread shutoffs despite pandemic.

Nina Lakhani The Guardian

Big Cat Public Safety Act Reintroduced in House

Animal welfare advocates hope that recent enforcement actions against Tiger King personalities will help push through the bill, which seeks to ban cub petting operations and trade in big cats.

Brianna Grant

Tragedy of the Commodified

Conversation: Jennifer Telesca, author of Red Gold: The Managed Extinction of the Giant Bluefin Tuna

Austin Price

The Road to the Capitol Went Through Malheur

There’s a clear connection between this week’s attempted coup and a decades-old conflict over federal control of public land in the American West.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Trump EPA’s Controversial “Secret Science” Policy Faces Pushback from Scientists

Wheeler’s bid for “transparency” is another pro-industry lie aimed to delegitimize peer-reviewed science.

Austin Price

Trump Guts Migratory Bird Protections as Part of Final Favors to Industry

Environmental groups hope courts will strike down reckless attack on one of America’s oldest and most important conservation laws.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Lion Shaped Mountain: Festum Fatuorum

A random chain of events, and the chimpanzees’ reactions to these events, help create the ecosystem around them. The same is true of monkeys, of termites, of moths, and of humans. It is as simple and complicated as that.

Andrew Halloran

The Most Important Environmental Stories of 2020

A pandemic, climate chaos, a racial reckoning, and a divisive election, this year packed a punch that we are still reeling from.

Journal Staff

US is Ill-Prepared to Safely Manage its Nuclear Waste from Climate Threats

More than 150 sites across the country have to be managed for radioactive waste for centuries or millennia. But there’s no plan in place for how this will be done, says GAO report.

Charles Pekow

‘This Winter, Our Hearts are Burning Embers’

At the farmers' protest sites in northern India, at the end of each day, protestors staying in makeshift camps prepare for the long night and fight ahead in a spirit of camaraderie and renewed resolve.

Shadab Farooq PARI

Experiments in Coexistence

In southwest Oregon, ranchers, agencies, and conservation groups are working together to reduce wolf-livestock conflicts.

Juliet Grable

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Perhaps there will be a world like the one we already envisioned, one in which glaciers and kindness, wildness and refuge, pikas and civil liberties, can survive.

Michael Engelhard

Ireland Stepping Up Climate Action Following Court Ruling

New climate commitments follow finding that the country’s climate action plan fell far short of requirements.

Robbie Galvin

Africa’s Pandemic-fueled Conservation Crisis

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has exposed long-standing weaknesses in how we protect African wilderness and species. But it has also given us an opportunity to vastly improve our approach to these urgent challenges.

Rachel Nuwer Peter Chadwick (photographs)

Alaska’s Salmon Are Shrinking

Pacific salmon are returning to freshwater smaller and younger than they used to.

Austin Price