Climate change is ravaging our shared world, yet the voices uplifted aren’t those of climate refugees or of frontlines land defenders. We rarely hear from indigenous peoples, the holders of … Read more
Farmers, Activists, & Public Officials: 5 Black Conservationists
From archivists of the traditional uses of native plants to advocates for the environment in government, Black and African Americans have contributed to the conservation movement in innumerable ways. For … Read more
Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?
Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body … Read more
Swept Away: Protecting Midwest Communities & Wildlife From Extreme Flooding
Last spring, heavy precipitation caused massive, long lasting flooding events that plagued the Midwest. This phenomenon proved fatal for people and wildlife alike: at least three deaths in the region … Read more
Why States Should Not Wait to Confront Toxic PFAS Chemicals
A family of toxic chemicals called PFAS are posing serious threats to wildlife and communities around the country. PFAS are hard to avoid—they are used in everything from clothing to … Read more
Salmon for Chummies
Scale up your knowledge with these 5 facts Salmon are a well-known fish, showing up in streams, rivers, and restaurants around the country…but how much do you really know about … Read more
5 Wildlife Wins Delivered by the National Environmental Policy Act
Whether it’s protecting mule deer in Colorado, moose in Montana, elk in Wyoming, salmon in California or blue herons in Michigan, a law that was signed by President Richard Nixon … Read more
Why Net-Zero Matters for Chipmunks, Butterflies, Moose, Turtles, and You!
Alpine chipmunks are a little more extreme than their chipmunk cousins—those pudgy-cheeked relatives common to backyards across eastern and central North America. Living 7,800 feet up in California’s Sierra Nevada … Read more
Are You a Whale Watcher, Saltwater Angler, or Birder?
A decision is about to be made that could greatly help the conservation of wildlife from humpback whales to striped bass to osprey. And it all centers around a tiny … Read more
‘Nearby Nature’ is a Human Right
Cities are increasingly acknowledging the need to incorporate nature and green space into their urban planning while balancing new development. This increases livability for city residents, in addition to benefiting … Read more