All Articles on Conservation

A dragonfly sits in reedbeds on the Isle of Grain on August 31, 2016 in Isle of Grain, England. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) News
'Nature Is Under Siege': Scientists Sound Alarm About Insect Apocalypse
The lead author of the new research package notes that insects "are absolutely the fabric by which Mother Nature and the tree of life are built."
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Nemonte Nenquimo.(Photo courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize) Views
Top Positive Environmental Stories From 2020
This year, species were brought back from the edge of extinction, interest in renewable energy surged, environmental monitoring technology improved, new protected areas were created, and a few Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition.
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The federal government has failed to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the monarch butterfly, despite a 90% drop in population this century. (Photo: John Flannery/Flickr/cc) News
Despite 90% Population Plunge, Trump Admin Refuses Monarch Butterflies Endangered Species Protection
"The immediate answer is two things. One, we restore a lot of habitat. And two, we try to convince our fellow citizens and particularly our politicians that we have to do something about greenhouse gases."
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A grizzly bear takes a stroll on an autumn day in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. (Photo: Ania Tuzel Photography/Flickr/cc) News
'Most Anti-Wildlife President in History' Puts Out Lame Duck Rule to Gut Species Protection
"Today's rule will have devastating consequences for some of America's most iconic species, including the grizzly bear, whooping cranes, and Pacific salmon."
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Groups to Sue Trump's Fish & Wildlife Service After Officials Refuse Protections for Endangered Wolverines
"We intend to take action to make sure that the administration's disregard of the real impacts of climate change does not doom the wolverine to extinction in the lower 48 states."
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The Trump administration is trying to fully exploit a 2018 Supreme Court decision that vacated a lower court approval of the Obama administration’s plans to establish critical habitat for the highly endangered dusky gopher frog. (Photo: Suzanna L. Collins / Science Photo Library) Views
The Final Frontier: When Nature is a Nuisance to Development
"In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it perches."
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A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS/Flickr) Views
Species in Peril: Loss, Love and Protection
Our nonhuman relatives need us and, we need them.
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'Disaster for Endangered Species and the Natural World': Advocates Decry Trump Move to Gut Habitat Protection Law
"This administration doesn't care about anything but money, and wildlife will suffer."
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"It’s not just domestic animals that are a point of contention within the climate movement," writes Martindale. (Photo: Michael Setboun/Getty Images) Views
The Strategic Case for Animal Liberation
Ecosocialists view animal rights as the third rail of climate politics. The opposite is true.
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Sand hill Cranes, Grus canadensis, at roosting pond at dusk Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. (Photo: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) News
'Major Victory': Court Tosses Out Trump Interior's Gutting of Century-Old Protections for Migratory Birds
Critics charge that the administration's policy on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act "was nothing more than a cruel, bird-killing gift to polluters."
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