The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to cost several trillion US dollars. But a new study suggests that spending just a tiny fraction of that to curb deforestation and the wildlife trade could prevent another costly pandemic.
A bedrock conservation law, the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is the latest environmental regulation rolled back by the Trump administration.
In the last 20 years, more than 11 million acres of US farmland have been converted, fragmented or paved over by development projects, according to a new report by the American Farmland Trust.
Astrobiologist Sarah Stewart Johnson is a NASA scientist who has spent her career searching for answers to profound human questions. She helped design America's newest interplanetary, robotic life hunter on Mars called Perseverance, which launched on July 30.
Information collected from orbiting satellites can tell us a lot about the weather, our changing climate and abundant life on Earth. Thanks to advances in technology, soon we may be able to watch, in real-time, the movements and migration of tiny winged species, including insects.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice and 350.org are joining more than 1,000 companies in pausing their advertising on Facebook in July as part of the “Stop Hate for Profit” campaign. Other environmental groups have hesitated to get on board.
Sixty years ago, in July 1960, Goodall arrived in what is now Gombe National Park, Tanzania, to begin her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees, and ever since, Goodall has been advocating for conservation of the natural world. Goodall believes COVID-19 emerged "entirely because of our disrespect for animals and the natural world.”
Siberia hit a record-high temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on June 20 in the town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle. Scientists say it is an ominous sign of things to come. “I was shocked at the magnitude of it ..." says Susan Natali, Arctic program director at Woods Hole Research Center.
Biotech company Oxitec is developing genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes of reducing local populations of mosquitoes that carry dengue fever, yellow fever, and the Zika virus. Now the Environmental Protection Agency has given Oxitec the go-ahead to test the effectiveness of these mosquitoes in parts of Florida and Texas.
When author Brigit Strawbridge Howard realized she wanted to recapture her childhood connection to nature, she chose the humble bee as ambassador to the world she wanted to explore. She documents her experience in her new book "Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature."