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The Unlikely Takedown of Keystone XL

NRDC in ActionCanada, United States, Nebraska, South Dakota, MontanaCourtney Lindwall
The notorious tar sands pipeline was a lightning rod in the fight against climate change and the seemingly unstoppable oil industry. NRDC advocates were part of a broad coalition that helped stop Keystone XL—for good.

Six of the Worst States to Be a Wolf

Expert BlogIdaho, Utah, Montana, Wisconsin, South Dakota, WyomingDr. Jennifer Sherry

To get on a better track towards national recovery, wolves will need proactive and science-driven action by the federal government.

The Mother Who Became a Voice for the Gulf

DispatchLouisianaNicole Greenfield
After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Kindra Arnesen went to the mat to help heal and protect her southeastern Louisiana community and the fishery it relies on. Ten years later, she’s still fighting.

Giraffes Win International Protections to Limit Their Trade

Expert BlogInternational, AfricaElly Pepper

The protections will ensure that all giraffe parts trade were legally acquired instead of from poached giraffes trade by requiring countries to make non-detriment findings before allowing giraffe exports.

It’s Groundhog Day for Rhinos at CITES CoP18

Expert BlogAfrica, InternationalElly Pepper

At the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which takes place August 17-28, the Parties will again vote on whether to legalize the international commercial…

Status Check for African Elephants

ExplainerUnited States, Africa
Vulnerable here, endangered there, threatened over yonder. What do all these classification systems mean for the future of our largest living land animals?

What We Learned from the BP Oil Disaster

ExplainerUnited States, LouisianaPatrick Rogers
The resulting loss to life, livelihoods, and the environment hasn't slowed offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. But it should.

Il Primo Piatto

DispatchAfricaClara Chaisson
As the bushmeat trade drives the Bioko drill monkey toward extinction, some West Africans are realizing these animals are worth more in the woods than on the plate.

Not-So-Vacant Lots

DispatchNew Orleans, LouisianaAlisa Opar
From birds to trees to rats, post-Katrina New Orleans is a study in “disaster ecology.”

Walking: the Fast Track to Extinction

Latest NewsAfricaJason Bittel
Cheetahs are famous for how fast they can run, but it’s all the walking they’re doing that’s getting them into trouble.