In a true sign of desperate times requiring desperate measures, four U.S. Navy search dolphins will be deployed on Thursday in the Gulf of California—the sea separating Baja from mainland Mexico—to help locate a critically endangered type of porpoise known as the vaquita. It’s part of a last-ditch effort to save the…
What if an animal extinct for nearly 100 years could suddenly be brought back to life with the click of a camera? That is what Greg Booth and his father George Booth hoped to do when they set up 14 trail cameras in a semi-remote area of Tasmania, where the younger Booth claims to have come face to face with the…
German forester Peter Wohlleben wants to change the way we think about trees. Seated beneath a hazel tree outside the offices of his “Waldakademie,” or Forest Academy, in the village of Wershofen, Germany, he pauses to peer up into its branches. “I just think we can have much more fun when we look at trees not just as…
Professional rock climber Tommy Caldwell admits he feels more comfortable climbing sheer cliff faces thousands of feet in the air than discussing public policy with national lawmakers.
Amidst growing tensions between Mexico and the United States, a Mexican ecologist, José Sarukhán has been awarded the Tyler Prize, one of the world's oldest and most prestigious environmental honors.
When Derrick Crowe moved back to Texas after working on Capitol Hill for six years, he thought that he was done with national politics.
When President Trump appealed to the public to submit proposals for his “big, beautiful” border wall, you can be pretty sure that the plan presented by the Mexican American Design and Engineering Collective (MADE) was not what he had in mind.
Some of our most iconic national parks—the Great Sand Dunes, the Everglades, and the Grand Tetons–are in danger of becoming the newest hotspots for oil and gas drilling in United States.
A Houston-based company, Raven Petroleum, plans to build the largest new oil refinery in the United States in 40 years, and they say that they’re going “green.”
As tensions between oil pipeline protestors and police forces in North Dakota escalate, a decades-long conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta rages on, illustrating just how bad things can really get when big oil and native communities collide.
SURABAYA, Indonesia—Early on a Saturday morning, 72-year-old Seharti walks to her neighborhood bank to make a deposit. The bags she carries are not full of money though. They are full of trash—plastic bottles, tin cans, bundled newspapers.
AUSTIN, Texas — “Well, it’s closer than Galveston and there aren’t any sharks,” 49-year-old surf veteran Casey said as he waited for the next set of waves at North America’s newest surfing destination—a consistent, readymade six-foot swell making landfall right outside of Austin, Texas.
BAD KREUZNACH, Germany—Entrepreneur Stefan Butz calls his product the “Mercedes Benz of bottled air.”
HOUSTON—Eight-year-old Tristan “Pan” Berlanga never dreamed of starting his own business. “I’ve always wanted to be a basketball player,” he says as he and his business partner, 28-year-old David Krohn, drive through a neighborhood in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward.
EAGLE PASS, Texas—“We’re here to stop the mine,” said Tane Ward, a long-time indigenous rights activists working with the Austin chapter of the Sierra Club, as he marched along the road in the baking sun of a South Texas afternoon. “But we are also here to come together as a people who have been denied a right to our…