Latest Conservation Stories
For marine life to survive, we must cut carbon emissions
These thoughtful nature images were captured by scientists in action
4 ways the Inflation Reduction Act invests in healthier forests and greener cities
A diver’s guide to a more sustainable scuba adventure
Best reef-safe sunscreens of 2023
Meet the marine geologist mapping the deepest point on Earth
High-tech buoys with underwater microphones could save sperm whales from ship collisions
Wolves and beavers can have magical ecosystem effects—if they have space to thrive
How to become a citizen scientist—and when to leave it to the professionals
This dashing tropical sea slug just showed up in the UK
The monarch butterfly is scientifically endangered. So why isn’t it legally protected yet?
Scientists are reconstructing what ancient whales saw to look into the past
An endangered fish’s story follows the vanishing waters of the Rio Grande
These sterile mice have been modified to make rat sperm
The curious case of an endangered wildcat and a disappearing fruit tree
Farmers and scientists unite to save the home of an endangered salamander
Great white shark sightings are up in the US, which is kinda good news
Plastic garbage in the sea is a life raft for pathogens
A baby orca sparks a glimmer of hope for an endangered group of whales
Fish poop might help fight coral reef bleaching
We don’t have a full picture of the planet’s shrinking biodiversity. Here’s why.
Climate change is forcing massive wildlife migrations towards the poles
Human pee could be the fertilizer seagrass needs
Why you can’t put a price on biodiversity
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