Nature & Wildlife
David Lewis’s after-school job is saving the Chesapeake Bay, one baby oyster at a time.
Float down the remote Kobuk River and you might encounter grizzlies, salmon, bald eagles, and caribou. Oh—and open-pit mines, if Alaska's governor gets his way.
A Canadian pipeline company asks the EPA for more time to dredge a Michigan river where it spilled tar sands oil more than three years ago. Request: denied.
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
Allowing our planet to warm to limits set by international agreements would be disastrous, leading climate scientist James Hansen argues in a new paper that makes the moral case for urgent action.
A man reflects on growing up without a car, a trend that's gaining popularity with today's youth.
Ten things you probably don’t know about the turkey, America’s favorite holiday bird.
The U.S. sends a zero-tolerance message to poachers and illegal wildlife traffickers in an effort to save elephants.
The last thing the Everglades needs is another huge snake squeezing out native wildlife—but are green anacondas really breeding in the swamp?
Climate change could bring more runoff and toxic algal blooms to Lake Erie.
Authorities believe two more endangered red wolves were killed last weekend, for a total of eight so far this year. That’s nearly a tenth of the total population.
Last week the government destroyed six tons of seized ivory in an effort to get tough on the illegal wildlife trade. Can similar efforts worldwide save elephants from extinction?
With sightings on the rise in the eastern U.S., including near the nation’s capital, are pumas poised to overtake coyotes as the next suburban wildlife worry?
Images like these from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan are becoming all-too-common in an age of natural disasters supercharged by climate change.
Will removing dams from the Penobscot River restore Atlantic salmon and other migratory fish—and through them, New England’s great forests—to their former glory?