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Scientists Enlist an Unlikely Ally in the Fight for Endangered Species: Leeches

A new study suggests the bloodsuckers may be a low-cost, low-effort method for sampling biodiversity.

Climate Change on Trial in Federal Court

California cities square off against oil companies in a debate over who’s to blame for a warming planet.

Week 60: Trump Finds a Way to Make Tillerson Look Good. And Pompeo Is His Name-o.

State gets a climate denial upgrade, judge orders Pruitt to move on smog, and oil companies write their own offshore drilling rules.

Scientists to Florida’s Flamingos: Welcome Home

The effort to designate the Sunshine State’s famous pink birds as natives could have huge implications for their survival.

Haunting Views of a Planet Declining Faster for Some Communities Than for Others

Environmental awareness and social justice mix provocatively at the Whitney Museum’s new show, “Between the Waters”

The Sordid Backstory Behind the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Decisions

A lawsuit forced Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department to disclose files relating to the shrinking of national monuments. It’s easy to see why he wanted them to stay hidden.