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Species Watch

When Invasive Species Strike the Third World, People Can Starve

Exotic troublemakers have long been regarded as a “first-world problem,” but a recent study says more and more invasive species might soon creep into developing nations.

Culture & Politics

Why Aren’t We More Freaked Out About Louisiana?

Climate change is conditioning us to accept natural disasters as “the new normal.”

From Our Partners

Pollution from Western Wildfires Is Making People Sick

And climate change is projected to bring more blazes—and harmful multiday "smoke waves"—in years to come.

Art for Earth’s Sake

These Images Remind Us How Buildings Aren’t Designed with Birds in Mind

Through her tragically beautiful photo series, a Minneapolis artist reminds us why hundreds of thousands of birds won’t be making it to their winter destinations this migratory season.

Species Watch

The Food That Once Saved Condors May Now Be Poisoning Them

A new study finds that condors that dine on the bodies of marine mammals consume worrying levels of toxic chemicals such as DDT.

From Our Partners

July Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

2016 really needs to chill.