CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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Fungal fashion, manta discoveries, plastic in Africa: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

September 8, 2020
In case you missed it: Fabric derived from fungus could help reduce the fashion industry's carbon footprint, scientists may have discovered a manta ray nursery off the coast of South Florida and the oil industry is shifting its focus to plastic production in Africa.
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Extreme weather, plastic buildings, reef protection: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

August 31, 2020
In case you missed it: Extreme weather events fueled by climate breakdown are wreaking havoc across the United States, using plastic waste to create construction materials could curb global plastic pollution and the world’s largest coral reef system could receive a lifeline from the Australian...
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5 ways you can help protect the ocean — in and out of the water

By Edgardo Ochoa

August 20, 2020
You can help prevent an even more plastic-infested future for our oceans. Here are 5 tips to get you started from Conservation International's diving guru.
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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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Village victory, Hawaii’s ‘plastic beach,’ Everest vegetation: 3 stories you may have missed

By Kiley Price

January 13, 2020
In case you missed it: A community on the Solomon Islands fought and won a legal battle against a logging company, plastic is plaguing the once-pristine Kamilo Beach in Hawai‘i and plant life that is growing and spreading across the Himalayas could increase flooding in this region.
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