Fish tanks in the basement of a home in Erie, Colorado containing dozens of threatened species, including some that are extinct in the wild.

Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of vertebrates on earth. Now, networks of home-based aquarists are trying to save some of the most threatened species, keeping them alive in basement aquariums in the hope they might someday be reintroduced into the wild. 

By Adam Welz

Solutions

Waste Heat: Innovators Turn to an Overlooked Renewable Resource

Nearly three-quarters of all the energy produced by humanity is squandered as waste heat. Now, large businesses, high-tech operations such as data centers, and governments are exploring innovative technologies to capture and reuse this vast renewable energy source.

By Nicola Jones

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Eight months after Hurricane Maria damaged 80 percent of Puerto Rico’s electricity grid, energy expert Lionel Orama-Exclusa talks to e360 about how the island is missing an opportunity to transform its energy system from fossil fuels to renewables.

By Katherine Bagley

Food & Agriculture

How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat

As temperatures rise, pests and diseases are moving north into the U.S. heartland, killing crops and diminishing yields. To combat this, researchers are turning to a wild grass variety whose seeds were smuggled out of Syria as the bombs fell. 

By Mark Schapiro

From the E360 Archives

Our 10th Anniversary

From the E360 Archives

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Yale Environment 360. Here are some of our most popular and favorite content, including an essay by Bill McKibben that appeared on the day we launched in 2008.

  1. The Tipping Point

  2. Rising Waters

    How Fast and How Far Will Sea Levels Rise?

  3. Firing Line

    In Honduras, Defending Nature Is a Deadly Business

  4. The Warriors of Qiugang: A Chinese Village Fights Back

  5. Declining Bee Populations Pose a Threat to Global Agriculture

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