Protection of primary forests is priority, but reforestation is also crucial
A new international study shows that secondary forests remain species and carbon-poor compared to undisturbed primary forests.
World's rarest ape threatened with extinction by hydroelectric dam
The world’s most endangered great ape population, the Tapanuli Orangutans, is in danger of being decimated by a proposed hydropower dam.
Could an ancient biblical flood be a sign of things to come?
Scientists find evidence of a tremendous fresh water flood into the western Arctic, thought to be the cause of an ancient cold snap.
Global heat waves and their link to climate change
Record high temperatures across the globe in Summer 2018 are part of a long-term trend.
A new app puts seagrass mapping in the hands of ocean lovers
Seagrasses are disappearing at alarming rates, and new efforts by marine biologists aim to get anyone with a smart phone involved in their conservation.
One-third of the world’s protected areas are threatened by ‘intense’ human pressure
A new study finds that a full third of protected areas have been converted for human use or are facing major pressures from development. It’s clear governments need to do more to protect vulnerable ecosystems.
Pope Francis to oil executives: ‘no time to lose’ on climate change
Pope Francis urges oil and finance titans to move away from fossil fuels and act quickly on finding clean forms of energy.
6 ways to help pollinator populations thrive
Global food security depends on pollinators, but their populations are under threat. Learn what you can do to help.