The U.S. needs a lot more renewable energy to meet its climate goals. In some communities, the opposition to large solar projects comes from environmentalists themselves.
Gold prices are soaring. Cue the gold rush, and with it, more challenges for Brazil and efforts to protect the world's largest tropical forest, write Robert Muggah and Mac Margolis.
Once hunted to near-extinction, the greatest threats to the endangered North Atlantic right whale now are accidental encounters with humans.
The bill asks to create a fund to purchase conservation easements for agricultural land.
Sen. Jon Ossoff is asking the United States Forest Service to support two fiscal 2024 Land and Water Conservation Fund projects in Georgia.
Hotter temperatures are threatening coral reefs worldwide. Now, scientists are pinpointing how some "super corals" are better able to withstand the heat.
President Joe Biden recently signed legislation aimed at protecting the Chattahoochee River.
Researchers spotted the second right whale calf of the 2022-2023 season just a day after sighting the first one.
The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act calls for dedicating $1.3 billion annually for state fish and wildlife agencies to help restore and protect threatened wild lands and creatures. If it becomes law, Georgia is set to get $27.4 million of those funds.
Conservationists say a sustainable fishing program has helped the recovery of the local pirarucu — which can be up to 10-feet long and weigh 450 pounds.
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a new management plan, which includes changing the number of visitors allowed each day.
The University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has partnered with Dalan Animal Health to advance the world’s first honeybee vaccine.
A major hurdle could soon be cleared for Twin Pines Minerals’ controversial plan to mine near Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge three years after it was announced. And a coalition of park supporters is rallying the public against those plans it claims would threaten hundreds of thousands of acres of wetlands.
The creeks, streams and rivers we rely on for clean water are increasingly under stress from pollution and even from the power of rainfall itself.
To measure how that stress affects a watershed’s health, you can do lots of different things, like measuring the oxygen in the water or looking at how stormwater runoff changes a streambed. Or, you can look and see what is still living in the stream.
The board isn’t ready yet to pass a resolution, DNR Board Chairman Bill Jones said, instead looking to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to take the lead on the issue as then-Secretary Bruce Babbitt did 25 years ago.