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A Clean (and Green) Slate

How the travel industry is using the lockdown to build sustainable, eco-friendly businesses

Bees Do It. Very, Very Well

New research reveals they know a little trick to make a garden buzz with delight

Up in Smoke

The secret ingredient to some of the world’s record-breaking climbs? A pack of cigarettes

The Lonely Traveler

The tragic saga of an almost mythical figure from the Canadian wilderness

Father Nature

Sir David Attenborough’s new film shows humanity’s impact on Earth—and what we must do to save it

Animal Instinct

Elephants travel to “wakes” to mourn their dead even if they lacked a close bond, a study has found

Jeff Bezos Goes Green (Like Money)

Is his $10 billion pledge to combat the climate emergency a good thing—or part of his plan to control the world?

A Journey to the Center of the Earth

The best landscape photographers can cast their lens on what has existed for centuries and convey something totally new. Here, images from around the world highlight the work of the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition participants


Botswana takes a radical step to save its herd from poachers

Your Bamboo Toothbrush, Madame

The Opéra Liège is the first hotel in France to eliminate single-use plastic

Paradise Tossed

Hawaii’s “plastic beach” is a sobering showcase of how we’ve trashed Earth

All the Leaves Are Burned, and the Sky Is Gray

With Australia ablaze, our writer recounts her escape from L.A.’s fires—and wonders what’s next

A World of Hurt

Young people are increasingly seeking help for anxiety over the climate crisis

Up in Flames

Are Australia’s fires evidence we’ve crossed a tipping point?

Lannister’s Greatest Battle Yet

In a post-Thrones world, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has become a climate warrior

Birds Are Losing the Climate Fight

Global warming causes some species to become smaller

Saving Whales Is More Important than Planting Trees

Restoring them to their pre-hunting numbers could capture 1.7 billion tons of CO2 annually

Our Own Titanic Moment

To visualize the stakes of the climate emergency, think about the fabled ship: dangerously little time remains to correct course

Troubled Waters

The world’s oceans now have more plastic than fish

The Aquifer

A short play about climate change

How to Kill a Predator

Backed by big-bucks conservatives, and with deep ties in D.C., the Pacific Legal Foundation is systematically destroying U.S. wildlife protections

Fighting a Burning Injustice

Threatened with death, this professor battles giant corporations setting fire to rare wilderness areas

Flood Zone

Venice, its masterpieces, and its gondolas are underwater and floundering

The Most Important Man on Earth

David Attenborough is beloved in Britain, and, at 93, a global star. Now he’s sounding alarms about the planet. Is he too late?