Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Are Back on the Protected Species List
The restoration is a victory for many conservationists and environmentalists, although not everyone sees it that way.
'Nature Is Always Speaking': Proposed Dams Threaten Indigenous People and Wildlife in Central America
More than 400 dams are currently proposed for Central America's rivers, but thanks largely to a feisty indigenous resistance—as well as a non-profit—they are still yet to be built.
Searching for the World's Largest Octopus in the Waters of West Seattle
Taking an inside look at the annual Seattle Aquarium Octopus Survey, where local divers help complete a census of the region's giant Pacific octopus.
A Giant Quaking Aspen Forest Is Trembling Under Our Watch
A cloned aspen grove that's thrived for millennia is feeling the pressure of just 50 years of human activity.
California State Officials Voice Concerns Over a Federal Plan to Raise the Shasta Dam
Heightening the dam will increase the size of California's largest reservoir, but it could also create problems for local fish and wildlife populations.
Ending the Ecologically Harmful Capture of Tropical Fish
Experts are hoping that new captive breeding programs, replacing harmful fishing practices, could help prevent future harm to coral reef ecosystems.
Global Warming Is Putting the Ocean's Phytoplankton in Danger
Phytoplankton are an essential part of the marine food chain. But according to new research, their numbers are dwindling.
How Political Instability Undermines Protected Areas
A new study shows that good governance is critical for conservation success.
How Hunting Sea Otters Killed the Sea Cow—Maybe—and Other Tales of Megafauna Extinction
New research highlight the dangers of standing by while large animals go extinct.
Protecting Biodiversity, One Pool of Water at a Time
Researchers in Mauritania propose protections for tiny mountain ponds as a way to re-think conservation. Their study, however, will likely attract some criticism.
Extending the Payment For Ecosystem Services Model Seaward
Economic models can illuminate the monetary value of beaches and mangroves, but if local people aren't engaged in conservation, market forces — and coastal ecosystems — may be dead in the water.
Study: Housing Growth Diminishes Protected Wilderness
Despite the good intentions of the U.S. Forest Service setting aside "protected areas" isn't enough- housing growth in an near these areas can effectively diminish these forests and severely hamper the natural ecosystems.