The Paris Agreement: Annotated
Adopted by almost 200 parties at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, the Paris Agreement captures international ambitions for cooperative climate action.
Road Density Threatens Turtle Populations
Roadkill may be inevitable, but turtles are especially vulnerable—particularly females, putting species survival at risk.
Where the Bison Roam—Again?
The American bison isn't extinct. But could it ever roam freely across North America, as it once did? Some scholars say it could happen.
Can Eco-Tourism Save Coral Reefs?
Eco-tourism can be a boon—or an ecosystem destroyer.
How Language and Climate Connect
While we’re losing biological diversity, we’re also losing linguistic and cultural diversity at the same time. This is no coincidence.
Mating at the Zoo Can Be Dangerous
A Sumatran tiger killed the female he was meant to mate with. Mating endangered species in captivity has long been a problem, if not always to such dramatic effect.
The Mixed Environmental Legacy of Missionaries
The recent murder of Christian missionary John Chau has drawn attention to the effects outsiders have on native tribes and ecology.
DNA Forensics Can End Ivory Trafficking. Will Countries Play Along?
Scientists pinpoint poaching hotspots, but authorities aren’t always eager to join the fight.
Indigenous Reserves and the Future of the Amazon
Swathes of the Amazon rainforest are set aside for Indigenous peoples to manage. While they aren't conservation areas, they are important to the ecosystem.
The Dark Side of Fish Stocking
It takes place out of sight of non-anglers, but fish stocking, or adding fish for the benefit of sport fishing, is a widespread practice in resource management.