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Down to Earth

The biodiversity crisis, explained

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

Can you get bird flu?

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?

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?

The horrific bird flu that’s wiped out 36 million chickens and turkeys, explained

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

5 signs of how climate change is unraveling Earth’s ecosystems

Scientists are recruiting elephant seals to eavesdrop on whales

These tiny succulent plants are being poached by the thousands

The bad news about your avocado habit

How gray wolves divided America

The manatees are starving

There’s a Covid-19 epidemic in deer. It could come back to haunt us. 

One Good Thing: A soothing tabletop game about birds

Paleontologists study the past. This one has a warning for the future.

The extinction crisis that no one’s talking about

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