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Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth   Bringing aeroconservation down to Earth From migrating birds to pollinating bees to seed-dispersing plants, thousands of species depend on… Notable
How a new way of thinking about soil sparked a national movement in agriculture nbsp; Feature How a new way of thinking about soil sparked a national movement in agriculture  
The best way to restore environments in the face of climate change   The best way to restore environments in the face of climate change Florida’s Kissimmee River once flowed freely. Fish, birds and other wildlife dwelled in the… Notable
In the fishing industry, gear recycling is finally catching on nbsp; Feature In the fishing industry, gear recycling is finally catching on  
This polluted lake shows why we are all stakeholders when it comes to clean water nbsp; Voices This polluted lake shows why we are all stakeholders when it comes to clean water  
What we need are farms that support farmers, consumers AND the environment nbsp; Voices What we need are farms that support farmers, consumers AND the environment  
Watch: How a Kurdish conservationist is protecting the Persian leopard in war-torn Iraq nbsp; Video Watch: How a Kurdish conservationist is protecting the Persian leopard in war-torn Iraq  
The growing wild plant and animal trade holds both promise and peril nbsp; Feature The growing wild plant and animal trade holds both promise and peril  
How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage nbsp; Article How listening to the ocean can help reveal environmental damage  
Changing times call for changes in how we protect and restore habitat​ nbsp; Voices Changing times call for changes in how we protect and restore habitat​  
Animals and plants evolve faster in cities — with implications for humans   Animals and plants evolve faster in cities — with implications for humans Cities are hubs of commerce, politics, population — and evolution? Yep. Due to human-wrought… Notable
Ecologists pay disproportionately little attention to synthetic chemicals, study finds   Ecologists pay disproportionately little attention to synthetic chemicals, study finds Manmade chemicals may alter ecological processes, yet few scientists are studying the role of these… Notable
A look at what works — and doesn’t — in the world of conservation   A look at what works — and doesn’t — in the world of conservation For public land managers, policy-makers, natural resource specialists, farmers, ranchers and others… Notable
How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly nbsp; Feature How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly  
Efforts to combat Zika don’t have to harm the environment nbsp; Feature Efforts to combat Zika don’t have to harm the environment  
What’s the best way to improve bee habitat? nbsp; Article What’s the best way to improve bee habitat?  
Nature is priceless — so let’s value it nbsp; Voices Nature is priceless — so let’s value it  
Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans nbsp; Feature Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans  
The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of   The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of What covers up to 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of Earth’s surface, provides… Notable
The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change nbsp; Feature The surprising link between the tapirs of Costa Rica and climate change  
Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late? nbsp; Feature Can Madagascar get rid of this troubling toad before it’s too late?  
What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?   What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry? Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in… Notable
If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it? nbsp; Feature If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?  
Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation nbsp; Feature Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation  
These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do? nbsp; Feature These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?  
Animals to humans: Be quiet, already nbsp; Feature Animals to humans: Be quiet, already  
The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans nbsp; Feature The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans  
What’s a national park to do about climate change? nbsp; Feature What’s a national park to do about climate change?  
Is biodiversity the best medicine?   Is biodiversity the best medicine? Forget laughter: Biodiversity could be the best medicine, at least when it comes to keeping plants… Notable
We can save individual species — but can we save entire ecosystems? nbsp; Feature We can save individual species — but can we save entire ecosystems?  
The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old nbsp; Feature The newest strategy for saving bees is really, really old  
What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean? nbsp; Feature What will it take to get plastics out of the ocean?  
Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it? nbsp; Feature Global deforestation is decreasing. Or is it?  
In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things nbsp; Voices In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things  
Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t   Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t Artificial intelligence, testosterone and ship tracking technology probably aren’t on many… Notable
Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon? nbsp; Voices Is zero deforestation possible for the Brazilian Amazon?  
Martín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon nbsp; Interview Martín von Hildebrand: An audacious plan for the Amazon  
The number one thing each of us can do to protect biodiversity nbsp; Voices The number one thing each of us can do to protect biodiversity  
Does a place still have value if it is of no use to humans? nbsp; Voices Does a place still have value if it is of no use to humans?  
New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development   New study finds 20 percent of natural habitats at risk from future development Human population is expected to soar to between 9 and 10 billion by 2050, with a growing number of… Notable
When planting trees does more harm than good   When planting trees does more harm than good Note to anyone who thinks planting trees is the bees’ knees: Grasslands are important, too. Notable
When conservation means killing nbsp; Article When conservation means killing  
92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action nbsp; Video 92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action  
Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use? nbsp; Feature Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?  
New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana   New study shines a light on bird loss due to illegal logging in Ghana The combination of legal and illegal logging in southwest Ghana’s tropical forests is having a… Notable
How big should urban green spaces be?   How big should urban green spaces be? With cities poised to add 2.5 billion more people by 2050, now is a perfect time to get strategic… Notable
In the race to save species, GMOs are coming to nature nbsp; Feature In the race to save species, GMOs are coming to nature  
From the American prairie, a conservation success story nbsp; Video From the American prairie, a conservation success story  
What role should humans play in returning forests to their natural state? nbsp; Video What role should humans play in returning forests to their natural state?  
Going to great heights to study the impact of climate change on biodiversity nbsp; Video Going to great heights to study the impact of climate change on biodiversity  
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