News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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In the high seas, scientists uncover a ‘vortex of life’

By Kiley Price

June 30, 2021
On the surface, the international waters off the coasts of Peru and Chile are a seemingly barren expanse. But beneath the waves, two underwater mountain chains — known as the Salas y Gómez and Nazca ridges — are bursting with life, according to a new study.
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Climate disaster victims may face forced retreat: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 25, 2021
In case you missed it: Many coastal communities must decide whether to retreat or face the consequences of climate change head on, global warming could expand the range of parasites and forest fires could threaten urban water supplies.
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A simple idea to ease conservation costs: transferring funds

By Bruno Vander Velde

June 24, 2021
A growing phenomenon called “ecological fiscal transfers” is helping ease the burden on local governments — and is proving a simple and powerful way to channel funding to conservation.
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With new carbon labels, brands tally their environmental footprints: 3 stories you may have missed

By Vanessa Bauza

June 22, 2021
In case you missed it: Some brands are giving consumers a way to track the carbon footprints of their purchases, global emissions are surging despite pandemic slowdowns and prescription pills could alter aquatic ecosystems.
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Nature meets culture: A peacebuilding podcast, an African oasis and more

By Kiley Price

June 17, 2021
Shows, podcasts and more that can help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
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