Can America’s Most Treasured Endangered Plant Survive Another ‘Mountain Gold’ Rush?

Wild ginseng has been harvested on U.S. soil for over 300 years to feed international demand, but the coveted medicinal plant—also known as ‘mountain gold’ due to its preference for higher elevations—is fast becoming a highly endangered commodity. With the harvest season recently underway, states from Virginia to…

In Wake of Relentless Hurricane Season, Wildlife is Exhausted, Disoriented and Vulnerable

Consider the plight of the Barbuda Warbler. A tiny puff of grey and gold feathers, the songbird is found only on its namesake island, where it sticks to dry, shrubby vegetation out of the way of encroaching human development. Its numbers range from 1,000 to 2,000 in the wild. It’s exactly the sort of species that can…