Decades of dam building had decimated migratory fish populations that had long sustained local wildlife and people on the Penobscot River. After years of contentious battles, local stakeholders struck a deal. Today, for the first time in 200 years, river life is rebounding. And the power company has not lost any hydropower generation.
On an arctic island 250 miles from the nearest Siberian village, US and Russian scientists are collaborating on wildlife research. Their work proves: Conservation transcends geopolitics.
Jack Barton (l.), the young son of Rep. Joe Barton (R) of Texas, manager of the Republican Congressional Baseball team, listens as his father speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 14 about the shooting that they were both present for in Alexandria, Va.