“Palm oil is destroying rainforests. But try going a day without it.”

“I crawled from my bed in the dark. In the bathroom, I washed my hands, brushed my teeth, and slathered some moisturizer on my face. Before the waking sun had painted the mountains out my window a pale… Read More

“To Help Corals Fight Back, Scientists Are Breeding Populations Separated by Hundreds of Miles”

“Using frozen sperm to fertilize live eggs, the researchers were able to breed elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) from one geographic area with elkhorn from a different area, paving the way to potentially rescue not just that endangered species… Read More

“How Sustainable Is the Seafood at Your Supermarket?”

“As savvy customers take an interest in the sustainability of their seafood, sourcing environmentally-friendly fish is sometimes easier said than done. Sure, fishmongers and conscientious chefs can and will tell you where your fish is from and opt… Read More

“Biodiversity Is In Free Fall. Here’s How We Can Fix It.”

“THE TROPICS ARE home to nearly 80 percent of all species in the world. Those species, in their perennial warm temperatures, face the double punch from both human pressures, such as overfishing or logging, and environmental abuse, from… Read More

“There Might Be Shark In Your Sunscreen”

“Millions of rare, deep-sea sharks are killed each year to support a multimillion-dollar industry—but which one might surprise you. In remote regions around the world, fishermen pull sharks out of the deep and harvest their livers. Shark livers… Read More

“In a warming world, some species grow smaller”

“Species respond in many different ways to a warming world. Some may be producing physically smaller offspring. A number of researchers are finding certain species, including some beetles, sparrows, fish, and mountain goats, may be among those producing… Read More

“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

“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 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