“It All Started With a Few Trout. Now Yellowstone’s Iconic Birds Face ‘Collapse.'”

“DOUG SMITH DOESN’T remember the moment he realized that a serious ecological crisis was under way in Yellowstone National Park. But as more and more birds began to dwindle, what appeared before him was, he says, “an expanding… Read More

“Seattle Becomes the First Major U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws”

“STRAWLESS IN SEATTLE. On Sunday, Seattle became the first major city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws and utensils. The ban is part of a 2008 ordinance that banned any one-time-use food-service items that aren’t recyclable or… Read More

“These animals depend on darkness. But humans have ruined their nights.”

“On warm nights beginning in July, baby loggerhead turtles hatch from nests buried on Southeastern U.S. beaches. Tiny fins churn the sand with such vigor that biologists call the scene a “boil.” Moonlight beckons. The new turtles, a… Read More

“How climate change is hurting monarch butterflies”

“Most monarch butterflies spend the winter in Mexico. But the rest of the year they can be found throughout much of the continental U.S. – as long as there’s milkweed. This tall plant is the only food monarch… Read More

“Large Island Declared Rat-Free in Biggest Removal Success”

“South Georgia Island near Antarctica is now teeming with native wildlife, thanks to an effort to remove invasive rats that had been devouring birds.” https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/south-georgia-island-rat-free-animals-spd/

“Climate change ruining California’s environment, report warns”

“Bigger, more intense forest fires, longer droughts, warmer ocean temperatures and an ever shrinking snowpack in the Sierra Nevada are “unequivocal” evidence of the ruinous domino-effects that climate change is having on California, a new California Environmental Protection… Read More

“Visit These 6 Countries Known For Sustainable Tourism”

“There are lots of beautiful places in the world. Lots. Without seeming overly alarmist, though, they are dwindling in number. Climate change, population growth, urban overdevelopment, overtourism, and loss of biodiversity are all contributing to detrimental change that… Read More

“Climate Change Is Killing Coral On The Great Barrier Reef”

“The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia has seen two massive bleaching events over the span of two years. And that’s led to a widespread die-off of the corals, according to a new study. Through close… Read More

“Climate Change Is Turning Green Sea Turtles Female. That’s a Problem”

“Of all the potential consequences of climate change—rising sea levels, desertification, floods—here’s one that may not be on your radar: climate change is producing an abundance of female turtles. As Helen Davidson at The Guardian reports, according to… Read More

“Sunscreen Chemicals Are Destroying Coral Reefs And Now Hawaii Is Banning Them”

“Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types… Read More