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After a Half-Century, Tigers May Return to Kazakhstan

How do you bring tigers back to a region after decades of extinction? First you rebuild their ecosystem.

Week 38: According to Scott Pruitt, Your Children’s Health and Safety Aren’t Worth Much

The EPA administrator devalues our future, Congressman Bishop devalues our history, and industrialists devalue Rick Perry.

The Dangers Our Big Storms Dredge Up

Hurricanes like Harvey and Maria put those who live near toxic waste sites in double jeopardy.

Week 37: Rick Perry Wants to Drag Dirty, Old Power Plants Out of Retirement

Reading Pruitt’s Outlook calendar; Trump’s unholy pick for the EPA’s toxics office.

The Unassuming Crayfish—and Its Path of Devastation

Do not underestimate the signal crayfish. It’s both a keystone species and a merciless invader of foreign streams.

From Panthers to Sage Grouse, Oil and Gun Interests Have America’s Wildlife in Their Sights

Lawmakers and federal agencies are rolling back protections for imperiled species and hoping we won’t notice―or won’t care.