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Forty years ago, it looked like green sea turtles might not make it. They got entangled in fishing wire; humans killed them for meat, oil, leather, and their shells; coastal developments destroyed their habitats; plastics and debris choked them to death. In 1978, the U.S. government listed breeding colonies on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and in Florida as endangered. Now the green sea......read more

The Unnatural Kingdom

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If Technology Helps Us Save The Wilderness, Will The Wilderness Still Be Wild?

IF you ever have the good fortune to see a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, the experience might go like this: On a sunny morning in Yosemite National Park, you walk through alpine meadows and then up a ridge to the summit of Mount Gibbs at 12,764 feet above sea level. You unwrap a chocolate bar amid breathtaking views of mountain and desert and then you notice movement below. Binoculars reveal......read more

America's Wildest Place Is Open For Business

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The Expansion of Oil and Gas Exploration in Alaska

By Christopher Solomon Several years ago a mapping expert pinpointed the most remote place in the Lower 48 states. The spot was in the southeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, 20 miles from the nearest road. Roman Dial read the news and wasn’t much impressed. To him, 20 miles — the distance a hungry man could walk in a long day — didn’t seem very remote at......read more

OCEARCH Tracks Ocean Giants

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Marine research non-profit tracks Great White Sharks in the name of conservation

For the past couple of years, marine research organization OCEARCH has been getting up close and personal with Great White Sharks to learn more about their behavior. Just over a week ago, a crew led by OCEARCH Founder and Expedition Leader Chris Fischer tagged their first Great White of the season, all within eyeshot of Monomoy Island, Cape Cod. Her name? Betsy. Weighing in......read more

Earth Photography by Daniel Beltra

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A selection of staggering images from the renowned conservation photographer

We first became aware of award-winning conservation photographer Daniel Beltra via his amazing Spill series, a collection of aerial shots documenting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At once sickening and beautiful, the photos landed Beltra a Prix Pictet nomination. But Beltra's environmental photo portfolio goes much, much deeper than that. His work, on the ground and shooting......read more

Robert Glenn Ketchum: Southwest Alaska

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Threatened wilderness photographed by world-renowned conservationist

For 40-odd years, Robert Glenn Ketchum has lent his considerable photographic talents to the cause of environmental conservation in America.  From California’s Big Sur coastline to the Hudson River Valley, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River Valley to Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Ketchum's images of threatened landscapes cover every corner of the country. He is a Founding Fellow of......read more

Out of Africa

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Photographer/conservationist Nick Brandt is obsessed with the animals of East Africa.

With its epic black-and-white photos of the noble animals of East Africa, ON THIS EARTH, the first book of wildlife photos by Nick Brandt, became one of the most popular photography books of the decade. His latest, A SHADOW FALLS, picks up where the first left off, lifting the largely documentative genre of wildlife photography into the realm of fine art. The intimacy of Nick Brandt's photos......read more

Loan Guarantee Confirmed for Solar Power Plant

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But wildlife conservation groups oppose the project, the New York Times reports.

The United States Energy Department on Monday offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee to a company planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the Southern California desert. The loan guarantee, for BrightSource Energy of Oakland, Calif., is the largest given for a solar project. BrightSource’s 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the first utility-scale solar......read more

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