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Forty-eight years on an island with wolves

Forty-eight years on an island with wolves

With just two wolves left, Rolf Peterson is pushing for a genetic rescue. He’s about to get it

By | Posted July 23, 2018

Ancient humans may have shaped the planet with fire and rice

Ancient humans may have shaped the planet with fire and rice

Did early humans jump-start global warming?

By | Posted July 20, 2018

The looming threat to America’s favorite fruit

The looming threat to America’s favorite fruit

A deadly banana fungus has spread across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Is Latin America next?

By | Posted July 11, 2018

Call these plants by their names

Call these plants by their names

Botanical conservation and linguistic preservation go hand-in-hand on the remote island nation of Vanuatu

By | Posted July 9, 2018

Running out of daylight

Running out of daylight

How a fiction novelist has chosen optimism when writing about climate change

By | Posted July 4, 2018

Foragers are eating wild in America’s concrete jungles

Foragers are eating wild in America’s concrete jungles

More people feast on weeds in the city than you think — dodging dog pee, tainted soil and poison plants. What could go wrong?

By | Posted July 2, 2018

Raiders of the lost bark

Raiders of the lost bark

How Nicole Davi reads climate history in Mongolian tree rings

By | Posted June 29, 2018

Watching trees to track climate change

Watching trees to track climate change

Kerissa Battle’s enthusiasm for nature is contagious. She’s getting New Yorkers outdoors to track climate change

By | Posted June 25, 2018

The troubled second life of donated clothes

The troubled second life of donated clothes

Well-intentioned recyclers are trying to keep tons of clothing out of landfills. It’s not enough

By | Posted June 6, 2018

What pushes a major city to the brink of running out of water?

What pushes a major city to the brink of running out of water?

Lessons from approaching Day Zero in Cape Town

By | Posted May 28, 2018

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