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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.
As oil trains derail across the United States, a windswept—and vulnerable—stretch of Montana’s Glacier National Park underscores the folly of transporting crude by rail.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service relied on shaky science in its effort to boot wolves off the Endangered Species List. Here's the full story behind the biological brouhaha.
The Olympics love a good comeback story, and the Russian president's pet project to save an adorable endangered species is ready for prime time. Just don’t believe it.
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?
A family that has been fishing Alaska’s wild waters for three generations is now shipping sockeye salmon to the heart of brownstone Brooklyn. Can it help save Bristol Bay?
Nebraska's governor gave TransCanada, the foreign company behind the proposed tar sands oil pipeline, the power to seize property from land owners. Now some of them are fighting back in court. And their case could be the most effective legal avenue for blocking the controversial project.
Millions of Bangladeshis are on the run from climate change. For the young women among them, the troubled garment industry may be their only hope.
The iconic monarch of the North Woods is dying at an alarming rate. Is it climate change, a brain-piercing parasite, or is something else to blame?
Facing bigger and badder blazes, the 'fire industrial complex' is pushing for a return to the discarded snuff-’em-out policies of the past. Ecologists say that’s a disaster in the making.
He preached sermons in a Nebraska church and performed weddings and funerals, but this Baptist minister is also a professional land agent helping pave the way for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The agency is abusing a legal loophole to let products like nanosilver be used in clothing and baby blankets without ensuring their safety.
In a community that shuns technology and conflict, the intrusion of gas wells shatters tranquility and brings unexpected schisms.