North Atlantic right whales are facing the threat of extinction despite 80 years of conservation efforts. The movement to preserve them is trying to come up with new solutions by renewing public interest in their survival.
Land-based agriculture on the Columbia River has slowly left the region, leaving behind a tangle of broken levees. But for landowners, the decline of farming has allowed them to revert their fields into natural habitat for threatened but critical wildlife – including salmon.
Billions of barrels of water a year are wasted after passing through oil and gas fields in Wyoming. Marvin Nash believes that reusing this water for irrigation could solve this problem – if farmers, regulators, and the oil and gas industry can overcome various hangups.
Both the House and Senate approved a bill that would allocate nearly $448 million for EPA programs to protect regional bodies of water. The bill challenges President Trump's efforts to cut or eliminate federal funding for water restoration.
Sudan 'stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength' as the world's only male northern white rhino. He was part of an attempt to save the subspecies from extinction after decades of poaching.
The influx of salt water from rising sea levels has been incredibly destructive in low-lying Bangladesh. But for many agricultural communities, farming mud crabs may be key to fighting the economic damages brought on by flooding.
A team of researchers are trekking through New York's Catskill Mountains to collect snowflake samples that could provide information on climate change and snow melt patterns.
The initiative, which provides farmers with stronger seeds, is not only helping Cameroon's farmers grow more to feed their families, but is also increasing crop production enough to support processing and export jobs, agriculture authorities say.
In Oregon, citizen scientists with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program observe and record coastal observations as a way to protect and help scientists study their communities.
The war on pollution is being waged on a microscopic level. Innovators are coming up with tools to keep tiny pieces of thread discharged from washing machines from reaching marine life, and eventually the dinner table.
As urban migration increases, cities are increasingly searching for ways to provide more greenery. A 11.4 million-euro project, which runs until 2022, is developing 'nature-based solutions,' such as street trees, parks, and green roofs and walls, across 11 European cities.
An uptick in floods during the monsoon season over the past decade has forced Colombo to plan for heavier rainfalls. The city is working on building a large pumping station that will suck up rainwater from flood-prone parts of Colombo and pump it out to the river.
Environmentalists are celebrating the Tuesday ruling as a step toward reducing harmful emissions while industry leaders worry there could be economic damages in a nation that serves as headquarters for such automakers as Daimler, Volkswagen, and BMW.
Local economies highly dependent on eco-tourism face increasing uncertainty with climate change. Scientists and locals are pushing for sustainable tourism practices to limit damage to reserves and ensure a steady income.