Full story - January 22, 2021
A portrait of Mamphela Ramphele
South African physician and anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele explains how the African concept of Ubuntu can bring communities together and support individuals at the same time.
Full story - January 22, 2021
North Atlantic right whale with calf in blue-green waters
Ship strikes and entanglement in fishing nets threaten the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, one of the world’s most endangered species. Conservation groups have now filed a lawsuit to compel the US to expand protections for the whales.
Full story - January 22, 2021
Joe Biden inauguration
The US can’t simply reengage global climate action using the old Obama administration playbook, says Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International.
Full story - January 15, 2021
Brown arches naturally formed from stone in Arches National Park
After four years in pursuit of extraction at the expense of conservation, the Interior Department will overhaul how it manages federal public lands and relates to Native Americans.
Full story - January 15, 2021
A photo of Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper
Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper, launched a legal battle to protect the environment and the Indigenous Mayan community’s ancient practice of beekeeping. Now she is a 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winner.
Full story - January 15, 2021
The Biden administration's nominee for secretary of interior, Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, from New Mexico, speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2020.
Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the interior, is the first Native American to lead the department. She plans to bring a strong conservation, climate action and tribal rights record to the agenda.
Full story - January 15, 2021
Merrick Garland nominated for attorney general
President Biden has named Judge Merrick Garland as his pick for attorney general. In his position as chief judge of the DC Circuit court, Garland has ruled over many disputes related to environmental rules and regulations. 
Full story - January 08, 2021
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge caribou aerial
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge likely has billions of gallons of oil under it and for decades has been one of the most high-profile environmental battles. Despite opposition from conservationists and Indigenous peoples, a judge allowed the Trump administration to proceed with a Jan. 6 auction of oil and gas drilling leases in the refuge.
Full story - January 08, 2021
Kristal Ambrose, Bahamas Plastic Movement
As an island nation, the Bahamas finds itself drowning in plastic carried from far away by ocean currents, as well as from its tourism industry and domestic use. Kristal Ambrose decided to try to do something about it.
Full story - January 08, 2021
Stacey Abrams 2020 election
Voters most likely to rank the environment as their top priority are young, Black or Latino, and they were key voters in the two recent senatorial wins in Georgia that gave the majority to Democrats.

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