Environment

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Climate Change Could Give Rise to Next Global Pandemic

A new study finds that as climate change pushes wildlife into closer contact with humans, zoonotic diseases will be able to spread more easily.

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North Carolina Lifts Hunting Ban in Bear Sanctuaries

The decision was met with backlash from opponents, who favor interventions that address the human side of the problem.

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Animals Are Going Extinct—But It’s Not Too Late

As human activity continues to encroach on the natural world, more and more species are being put in harm’s way.

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Climate Crisis Not Always the Top Concern for People Choosing Plant-Based Meat

A new study concludes that animal welfare and health considerations both influenced consumer decisions. Surprisingly, the environment did not.

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Eating Less Meat Is the Most Effective Way to Fight Climate Change

Eating less meat is the most powerful tool we have to avoid climate destruction. Here are a few tips to help you eat more sustainably.

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How Drones Could Help Us Coexist With Wildlife

Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise. Drones offer us a kinder future for wildlife management, one that protects both people and animals.

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The Biggest Threats Facing Killer Whales in Pacific Northwest

Researcher Deborah Giles is on the frontlines of efforts to understand—and help protect—critically endangered Southern Residents.

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How This Traditional Farming Practice Became a Top Climate Solution

The latest IPCC report states in its strongest terms yet the need for action to reduce emissions, and one of the key strategies it outlines for policymakers is agroecology.

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What Is a Food Web? A Simple Definition (With Examples)

All of life is interconnected, and a food web is one way to show how important each plant, animal, fungus, and bacteria is to habitats around the world.

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Rescued Pangolins Find Sanctuary on the Liberian Coast

Despite their public profile soaring in the last three years, pangolins, dubbed “the world’s most trafficked mammal,” still face an uphill battle for survival.