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By Chidinma Onuoha / On June 7th, 2019

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling food...

By Dave Evans / On June 3rd, 2019

A personal reflection on the importance of the Clean Water Act — and why the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce its scope is so destructive.

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By Jada Mosley / On April 26th, 2019

Threats to pollinators abound, but so too do the everyday conservation efforts being taken to protect them. 

By Chidinma Onuoha / On April 23rd, 2019

Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable—spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have...

By Jada Mosley / On April 18th, 2019

We sat down with Jodi Helmer to discuss pollinators, their decline, and what is being done to save them. 

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By Jada Mosley / On April 16th, 2019

We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

By Gary Paul Nabhan / On March 21st, 2019

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

By Jada Mosley / On March 15th, 2019

This 25th Anniversary Edition celebrates Naturalist as a modern classic.

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By Jen Hawse / On January 25th, 2019

Josh Wise, Director of Development & Communications of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) interviews Dan Imhoff and...

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By Katharine Sucher / On September 25th, 2018

The vaquita is not hunted. Nor is its habitat disappearing or degraded. Nicknamed “panda of the sea,” this diminutive porpoise is even protected by law. So why is the species on the brink of extinction, with fewer than twenty animals remaining? ...

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