Trump Administration May Face Lawsuit Over Refusal to Restrict Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

If Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency does not implement restrictions on pesticides advocated in a recent National Marine Fisheries Services report, environmental activists and commercial fisheries hoping to preserve Pacific Northwest stocks of “salmon, sturgeon, orca and other endangered species” may file…

Searching for Puerto Rico's Endangered Parrots After Hurricane Maria

It’s been two and a half months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, but Tom White hasn’t stopped searching. Wild Puerto Rican Parrots were a rare sight in the El Yunque National Forest before the hurricane, but since Maria’s 155 mile-per-hour winds tore through, there have only been glimmers. A bird call here, a…

Africa's Elusive Forest Elephants Are Being Poached at a Staggering Rate

The population of forest elephants in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park—one of Central Africa’s largest and most important nature preserves—has declined by a whopping 81.5 percent since 2004 due to poaching. It’s considered a major setback for the preservation of this endangered species, of which less than 100,000 remain…