Latest Conservation Stories
Your gaming skills could help teach an AI to identify jellyfish and whales
At 1,400 pounds, Bear Force One wins this year’s Fat Bear Week showdown
Despite longer hunting seasons, Idaho’s wolf population could be holding steady
How tribal co-managing movements are transforming the conservation of public lands
Watch what can happen when killer whales tangle with great white sharks
Collecting ancient geomyths could give scientists new insights on climate change
Even mining in shallow waters is bad news for the environment
Scientists are disagreeing on the effects of invasive species
Why Maine is pushing back on a seafood watch group’s red-listing of the American lobster
Hurricane Ian surges back and heads for the Carolinas
Melting sea ice is acidifying the Arctic Ocean
What an ancient Maya city excavation taught scientists about the origins of reef fishes
Eating seafood can be more sustainable and healthy than red meat
Philadelphia’s microscopic algae archive is a time machine for coastlands
For years, Chile exploited its environment to grow. Now it’s trying to save it.
California’s mega algae bloom is like a ‘wildfire in the water’
Biofuel is a ‘renewable’ resource, but climate change could soon limit its potential
New federal mapping tool brings climate resiliency to everyday Americans
The centuries-long quest to map the seafloor’s hidden secrets
World’s largest shipping company reroutes ships to protect world’s largest animals
Hawaii’s prolonged drought is pushing native species to the brink
Eating sustainably may mean skipping the lobster for now
Where food is scarce, ocean predators find snacks in swirling eddies
In a rare, fatal shark attack, tourist killed in the Bahamas
A close look at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch reveals a common culprit
Bison are bringing biodiversity back to Kansas prairie land
Blue-throated macaws are making a slow, but hopeful, comeback
The untouched ‘wilderness’ of the Great Lakes is an illusion
Can invasive species ever be ‘good’?
After 75 years, an extremely rare sea turtle returns to Louisiana
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
How to become a citizen scientist—and when to leave it to the professionals
Wolves and beavers can have magical ecosystem effects—if they have space to thrive
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