Stopping the World’s Most Rapacious Invasive Species, One Fillet at a Time

The Pacific lionfish has taken over the Caribbean, killing reefs and decimating local species. Could Whole Foods be the answer?


From Cocaine Cowboys to Narco-Ranchers

As the drug trade takes over Central America, drug barons have found an increasingly reliable option for laundering their cash: cows.


Troubled Waters

  Iran’s Lake Urmia once boasted flocks of flamingos and swarms of tourists eager to swim in salty waters that covered an area more than ...


Mapped: Killings of Environmental Defenders Surged in 2015

Almost 40 percent of those killed were indigenous people like Berta Cáceres.


Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Actually Care About Saving Leopards

A high-profile, Putin-backed campaign to protect the habitat of Persian leopards has been quietly abandoned, clearing the way for the country’s richest man to expand his ski resort.

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Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheat Headache Just Got Worse

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund is now targeting the company for its emissions cheat.


Australia’s Science Minister Is Psyched for Carp-aggedon

Australia has a plan to rid the Murray River of an invasive carp species by introducing a strain of herpes into the river.

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