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Species Watch

To Save This Tasty Sea Snail, We Must First Figure Out What Turns It On

It’s date night for white abalone! Get out the buckets, microscopes, and hydrogen peroxide.

Art for Earth’s Sake

Meet the Aboriginal Community Turning Abandoned Fishing Gear into Art

On Australia’s Cape York Peninsula, artists weave deadly “ghost nets” into totems.

Culture & Politics

Trump’s (in)Actions on Climate Have Turned Him into an Outcast

By leaving the Paris Agreement, the president also withdrew the country from the world community. Does he understand what this means? Does he even care?

Species Watch

How Do You Save the Desert Tortoise? Lasers, Robots, and Bureaucracy.

Conserving this ancient and slowly reproducing reptile requires playing the long game.

From Our Partners

Forecast: Hot and Muggy, with a Chance of Lyme Disease

In the Northeast United States, climate change is providing conditions that allow disease-carrying ticks to thrive.

Culture & Politics

Rick Perry’s Blunder About Supply and Demand Reveals the Truth About Coal’s Future

The energy secretary’s take on a basic law of economics was either confused or deceitful.