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Down to Earth

Down to Earth

The biodiversity crisis, explained

A giant patch of seaweed is growing to record sizes in the Atlantic. Sorry, Florida.

A frightening virus is killing a massive number of wild birds

The most mysterious forests on Earth are underwater

Bringing back woolly mammoths and dodos is a bad idea

The worst-case scenario for drought on the Colorado River

These adorable tiny owls are thriving in the most unlikely place

The largest habitat on Earth is finally getting protection

Palm oil is actually not that bad (anymore)

Honey bees are not in peril. These bees are.

The US was poised to pass the biggest environmental law in a generation. What went wrong?

The mystery of the mimic plant

Coming soon: Beef, coffee, and chocolate, without a side of environmental destruction

Can capitalism and nature coexist?

7 reasons our planet might not be doomed after all

The world has a new plan to save nature. Here’s how it works — and how it could fail.

World leaders are racing to protect nature — but the definition of one word is tripping them up

World leaders have 2 weeks to agree on a plan to save nature

No one knows what “nature-based solutions” are

The surprising value of a small patch of grass

What Lula’s stunning victory means for the imperiled Amazon rainforest

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The strange, savage life of a freshwater mussel

Some people launder money. Other people launder cattle.

There’s a frightening new report about wildlife declines. But many are getting the story wrong.

These spectacular deep-sea creatures live in a potential mining hot spot

Earth’s future depends on the Amazon. This month, it’s up for a vote.

A better solution to Florida’s hurricane problem

Blowtorching spotted lanternflies is, in fact, a bad idea

The race to find 2,100 missing species before they go extinct

Hidden inside the Inflation Reduction Act: $20 billion to help fix our farms

Listen to the heartbeat of the largest animal to have ever lived

Meanwhile, Congress is set to pass a huge wildlife conservation bill with bipartisan support

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Why scientists are desperate to find a salamander that’s been missing for 71 years

More than 2,000 species worldwide are considered lost. Could finding them avert extinctions?

Beavers are heat wave heroes

Otters are thriving in … Iowa?

This could be the coolest summer of the rest of your life

How Yellowstone’s animals survive a catastrophic flood

A teensy, tiny glimmer of hope for polar bears

Why investors suddenly care about saving the environment

The pollution from Russia’s war will poison Ukraine for decades