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Down to Earth

Down to Earth

The biodiversity crisis, explained

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Honey bees are not in peril. These bees are.

Introducing Down to Earth, our new project on the biodiversity crisis

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We want your feedback. Help Vox’s biodiversity reporting.

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

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

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

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

You probably have “forever chemicals” in your body. Here’s what that means.

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

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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

Here’s where dangerous ticks are spreading across the US — and what to do about them

The eel-shaped parasite that threatens a $7 billion economy in the Great Lakes

What’s killing the world’s biggest fish?

One-fifth of all crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles are threatened with extinction

Hacking coral sex to save an ecosystem in peril

Growing up Maasai and the art of healing the Earth

Animal sounds are a marvel of evolution. We can’t afford to drown them out.

The bizarre deep-sea creatures living on the Endurance shipwreck

The troubling link between electric cars and ... flamingos?

The loss of insects is an apocalypse worth worrying about

Oops, cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch was probably a bad idea