• photo of water protectors carrying a signStanding Strong
    The native resistance movement can offer solutions to our climate crisis.
    By Ron Johnson
  • photo of a rhinocerosAt the Sharp End
    South Africa’s private game reserves are taking drastic measures to protect their charges.
    By Ann and Steve Toon
  • artwork depicting redwood leaves, fern fronds, and a marijuana leafGreen Rush
    Humboldt County’s new extractive industry is taking a steep toll on the envrironment.
    By Ronald Hale
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Latest News

The Road That Exposed Peru’s Amazon

A drive along the Interoceanic Highway shows how it has opened the rainforest to mining, agriculture, and deforestation

Driving out from Cusco, Peru, the Interoceanic Highway swirls a few hours over the Andes highlands before it plummets down into the jungle. The change in the surroundings is impressive: rocky hills with low-lying scrubs make way for lush vegetation and waterfalls…
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The Student-Built Website That Is Keeping Government Climate Data Safe

One Michigan graduate student figured the more copies of the pre-Trump EPA website, the better

It wasn’t long after President Trump took office that chaos took hold at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Throughout his campaign, Trump had promised to get rid of the agency, leaving just “little tidbits left.” He wasted little time. Photo by USEPAMany…
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Pruitt Emails Show Close Ties With Fossil Fuel Industry

New EPA chief worked with major energy companies, Koch groups to roll back environmental regulations

By Steve Horn, Sharon Kelly and Graham Readfearn The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has published thousands of emails obtained from the office of former Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt, who was recently sworn in as the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for…
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DuPont and Chemours Settle Teflon Toxin Lawsuit for Up to $921M

Deal provides financial succor to 3,500 Ohio Valley residents who said they were sickened by exposure to contaminated drinking water

Last week, chemical giant DuPont and its spin-off Chemours Co. announced they would pay up to $921 million to settle roughly 3,500 Ohio Valley lawsuits over illnesses linked to a toxic chemical known as C-8 used during the manufacture of Teflon. Photo…
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More Near-Disasters Like Oroville Are Very Likely in the Future, Say Experts

Despite increasing evidence of climate impacts, state isn’t considering climate change for new dams and water storage projects that are in the works

As the skies continued to open up over the past few days and evacuations were being ordered in many parts of Northern California, like many others in this state, I couldn’t but wonder if other dams in California could run into the…
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Fish Under Threat from Ocean Oxygen Depletion, Finds Study

Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish

The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behavior of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels had fallen by 2 percent in 50 years. The study,…
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In the Channel Islands, an Effort to Save Seabirds and Native Flora is Paying Off

The biggest challenge facing the restoration process has been access to freshwater

Encouraging seabirds to recolonize regions of the Channel Islands National Park in California requires more than just erecting artificial nests and hoping they’ll return.  They also need native island flora and the sweet serenade from their own species resonating above sheer, volcanic…
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Voices

Alice Waters
World-famous chef, educator, and slow-food advocate talks about how good food can be a powerful entry point to environmentalism.
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Karina Gonzales
A student leader of Fossil Free North Arizona University and 2016 Brower Youth Award Winner explains why she thinks climate change is a moral crisis that can’t be solved using technology alone.
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Current Issue

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Bush Beat

The Black Mambas combat poaching and elevate women’s rights.
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Forest Guardians

A small team of foresters in the Philippines’ Guiting-Guiting Natural Park face tough odds.
By Isaac N Pearlman

Good Food Rising

Schools across the country are beginning to explore sustainable food procurement policies.
By Anna Lappé

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