Humans rely heavily on pollinator bees to sustain food production globally. But for decades, the insects' population has declined, in part because of pesticide use. If the die-off continues, it will have huge economic and public health consequences for people.
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
It’s estimated that there are fewer than 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild today, compared to roughly 100,000 in the early 1900s. More tigers now live in captivity than in the wild, and many of those live in so-called “tiger…
Koalas are facing serious threats in the wild.
By Christine Adams-Hosking, The Conversation
The Trump administration plans to ease restrictions on oil drilling, mining and other activities that could encroach on the bird's habitat.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
By Rebecca Oh
For the first time in the U.S., bees have been placed under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
By Gretchen Frazee
The giant panda has been taken off the endangered species list after decades of conservation efforts. But the Eastern gorilla was added.
Southern California’s tranquil Coachella Valley has long been an environmental battleground. Home to 27 endangered and threatened species, the valley has also seen enormous population growth, with residents projected to double in the next 20 years. But a government plan…
By PBS NewsHour
As conservationists struggle to save endangered species, a litter of adorable puppies -- and the secret behind their birth -- might provide a helpful breeding tool. The puppies, born in July, are the first successful examples of in vitro fertilization…
Federal wildlife officials announced Thursday that the West Indian manatee, which once drifted close to extinction, will be reclassified as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act.
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