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As the pandemic brought global travel to a halt, local communities and conservation efforts were left in the lurch.
Big brands are betting on a silver bullet solution to the world’s plastics pollution mess.
How the climate crisis could forever change winter, spring, summer and fall.
Indigenous People's Day 2020 offers a chance to reflect on the destructive effects of colonialism and the enduring power of traditional ways of life.
How to decode corporate climate change targets ― from net-zero emissions to going carbon negative.
National Geographic ecologist Enric Sala explains why protecting the planet is not a selfless act.
In West Africa, rainfall has dropped, temperatures have risen and wildlife has dwindled in one of the most biodiverse forest habitats in the world. But there is a reason for hope.
From ghost nets to dead turtles, the founder of the Ocean Voyages Institute shares what they find hauling plastic waste out of the Pacific Ocean.
In the face of climate change, these sustainable ocean crops provide a lifeline to women in this East African coastal community.
From polar bears to a pandemic, a scientist shares what it was like to be part of MOSAiC, science’s most ambitious mission to the North Pole.
Cities from Amsterdam to Prague that have long suffered the effects of overtourism are getting a chance to rethink amid the coronavirus pandemic.
From Paris to São Paulo, Black people are taking to the streets in solidarity with Floyd and to protest racism in their own countries.
"Fungi are nature’s greatest chemists."
The COVID-19 pandemic is a disaster on top of the many humanitarian disasters we already face, and it's a one-two punch for the most vulnerable.
Both are urgent global crises, both are taking lives ― but our reactions are very different. Climate experts explain why.
Better access to nature, even just your local park, helps people and the planet.
Christiana Figueres, the lead U.N. negotiator of the Paris climate agreement, says the next decade is the most important in the history of humanity.
From supporting farmers to citizen science, communities are working to protect these vital pollinators.
Solving the pollution problem requires much more than just banning single-use plastics.
Kenya has harsh penalties for those caught manufacturing, selling, importing or using single-use plastics, yet the country still struggles to reduce its waste.