Latest Conservation Stories
An Antarctic feeding frenzy means good news for vulnerable fin whales
Can I have a pet fox?
Facial recognition works on seals. No, really.
Sharks are learning to love coastal cities
Single-use plastic is on its way out of national parks. But why is the pace so glacial?
The land of lost fireflies is probably a humble New Jersey bog
Care about the planet? Skip the cruise, for now.
The EU’s plan to halve pesticide use is ambitious, but realistic
Watch bobcats, bears, and even birds use fallen logs as bridges
We’re getting closer to understanding why the sea sometimes glows
Do animals feel pain? Science author Ed Yong says that’s the wrong question.
Why the US Forest Service paused prescribed burns—a key wildfire prevention tool
Horrific blobs of ‘plastitar’ are gunking up Atlantic beaches
8 award-winning photos of nature’s stranger things
Remembering Monty and Rose, the Chicago shorebirds that became the face of a movement
States and tribes could soon regain the power to fight against projects that pollute
Google Earth Engine is taking its closest look yet at how landscapes are changing
A 120-foot-long ocean simulator is now making waves across the seven seas
Safely share the beach with endangered sea turtles this summer
The race to close the EV battery recycling loop
Carmakers are pouring billions into producing EV batteries
A network of 1,000 cameras is watching for Western wildfires—and you can, too
Climate change is making the ocean lose its memory. Here’s what that means.
A climate adaptation experiment is taking place in one of NYC’s biggest parks
Greenhouse gases, sea level rise, and ocean acidification all broke records in 2021
Earth would be unrecognizable without fungi
US farmers can help in the battle for climate resiliency. A massive bill highlights how.
Environmental groups blame the EPA for more than 1,000 dead manatees
A crypto group named a new frog species, and people aren’t thrilled
Cities are letting plants go wild for ‘No Mow May’
The Iron Curtain’s border zone has grown into a wild, ecological haven
These Hawaiian corals could hold the secret to surviving warming waters
Whale-monitoring robots are oceanic eavesdroppers with a mission
The future of American conservation lies in restoration, not just protection
Extremely rare pupfish are thriving in Death Valley National Park
These little robots could help find old explosives at sea
This glittery squid can change color in an instant
One historic caribou herd is thriving under First Nations’ care
South Carolina is recycling empty shells to revive wild oyster beds
This South Pacific island could help us understand how fungi evolve
Why seaweed is a natural fit for replacing certain plastics
Why national parks are cracking down on fireworks, ebikes, and other harmful fun
How the Hoopa Valley Tribe monitors a rare and wily forest predator
This cone snail’s deadly venom could hold the key to better pain meds
Minimizing offshore wind’s impact on nature is tricky, but not impossible
5 ways to keep bees buzzing that don’t require a hive
A parasite could be killing millions of monarch butterflies as they migrate
When krill host social gatherings, other ocean animals thrive
The Amazon is on the brink of a climate change tipping point
Jacques Cousteau’s grandson is building a network of ocean floor research stations
There’s a lot we don’t know about the International Space Station’s ocean grave
A DNA tool designed to solve murders is exposing elephant poachers
Gray wolves are headed back to the endangered species list
Is this the end of the controversial Boundary Waters mine leases?
Offshore wind farms could bank carbon dioxide on slow days
Many Indigenous languages lack a word for ‘conservation.’ Here’s why.
The West Coast is under a tsunami advisory. Here’s what that means.
Inside the simple counting software that makes biologists’ jobs a little easier
Nutrient-rich fish are thriving in a coral graveyard off the coast of Africa
Boaty McBoatface’s new mission is more serious than its name
Airborne animal DNA could help biologists track endangered species
E.O. Wilson changed the world with lessons learned from ants
This tiny AI-powered robot is learning to explore the ocean on its own
Watch these rare ocean creatures caught on candid robot camera