Siamese crocodile

New genetic tests may reveal the secret to saving the critically endangered Siamese crocodile from extinction.

Siamese crocodile

New genetic tests may reveal the secret to saving the critically endangered Siamese crocodile from extinction.

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Bramble Cay melomys

The Bramble Cay melomys, a tiny island rodent, was wiped out by sea-level rise, according to the government of Australia.

Road salt

Scientists have found that many inland waterways are getting saltier, and that’s helping to mobilize heavy metals and other chemicals from the soil, creating potentially dangerous combinations.

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Flycatchers in mesquite tree.

What border communities really need are solutions to address economic, health and climate problems — and the mesquite tree can help.

President Trump’s invocation of a national emergency to build his border wall is worrying and “illegal,” according to scholars.

Farm tractor

A new book asks, “Can we feed the world without destroying it?” The answers might surprise you.

Tanzania cattle

The unexpected announcement reverses a plan to move people out of critical protected habitats — and puts the nation’s amazing biodiversity at risk.

Coastal redwoods

Researcher Emily Francis explains how the coast redwoods and sequoias fared during California’s drought and what that means for future climate resilience.

Edwards Dam removal

The removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River helped river conservationists reimagine what’s possible.

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