CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Meet a scientist: the scuba specialist

By Kiley Price

October 7, 2020
Conservation News spoke to Conservation International's marine and diving safety officer, Edgardo Ochoa, about his shark encounters, the dangers of decompression sickness and his passion to prevent a plastic-filled future for the world’s oceans.
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Surging emissions, raining plastic, pregnancy risks: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

June 22, 2020
In case you missed it: Global greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly rising as countries ease COVID-19 restrictions, plastic pollution is growing across national parks in the western United States, and new research revealed that heat and air pollution could cause birthing problems for pregnant women,...
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Tsunami threats, heat-tolerant corals, COVID-19 and plastic: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

May 18, 2020
In case you missed it: A melting glacier could trigger one of the most devastating tsunamis in Alaska’s history, heat-tolerant algae could help save the world’s coral reefs, and countries and businesses are rolling back their commitments to reduce plastic consumption.
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Vanishing giants, sustainable straws, rewilding success: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

January 28, 2020
In case you missed it: The world's largest freshwater fish and mammals are going extinct at an alarming rate, one village's traditional use of bamboo could help reduce plastic consumption and wolves have been successfully rewilded in Yellowstone National Park.
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Endangered species, microplastics in the Arctic, rights for rivers: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

August 21, 2019
In case you missed it: Changes to the Endangered Species Act could weaken wildlife protection in the U.S., microplastics are found in Arctic snow and Bangladesh gives legal rights to all its rivers.
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