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Nature & Wildlife

Not everyone was happy when wolves returned to Yellowstone (the deer, for one), but the place is better with them there.
After an abnormally calm September, storms Gonzalo, Fay, and Ana are bringing hurricane season back with a bang.
A new scientific model tracks trash from sea to shining sea.
INVASIVES WEEK: How have invasive species managed to throw Kauai’s five-million-year-old ecosystem into jeopardy in just 200 years? Simple: They’ve worked together.
INVASIVES WEEK: I did my thing for the environment by feasting on strange creatures at a weirdly delicious New Haven sushi restaurant.
INVASIVES WEEK: We took the mosquito fish to the river and dropped them in the water. Now, these little fish are making a big mess of freshwater ecosystems.
INVASIVES WEEK: Ravenous and hardy, green crabs are eating up Maine’s softshell clams. How did a crustacean no wider than a credit card get an entire state fishery in its pincers?
INVASIVES WEEK: Not the lobster! Alien green crabs are gobbling up Maine’s seafood industry.
Those aren’t tree zits. They’re an epidemic of tiny tree-sapping insects spread by climate change.
INVASIVES WEEK: We’ll never be able to eradicate our most damaging invasive species. But by invading them right back, we might be able to fight them to a draw.
Craft brewers unite to save beer's most important ingredient: water.
New research shows the oceans are warming faster than we thought. Surf and turf alike will feel the heat.
Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?
Chevron polluted the Ecuadorian rainforest, but a lawyer—in his efforts to hold the oil company accountable—also got his hands dirty, a new book says.
The EPA’s new oil refinery rules are another half-step toward environmental justice.
A traditional Mediterranean delicacy kills hundreds of thousands of songbirds each autumn. A new documentary goes on the hunt for the bird trappers.