Botanist Steve Perlman rappels into the Kalalau Valley, a biodiversity hotspot on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

They don’t make the headlines the way charismatic animals such as rhinos and elephants do. But there are thousands of critically endangered plants in the world, and a determined group of botanists are ready to go to great lengths to save them.

By Janet Marinelli

Food & Agriculture

In the Heart of the Corn Belt, an Uphill Battle for Clean Water

Runoff from farms and feedlots has badly polluted Iowa’s waterways, more than half of which do not meet federal quality standards. Now, an unlikely coalition is calling for stricter controls to clean up the drinking water sources for millions of the state’s residents.

By Mark Schapiro

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Marine biologist Daniel Pauly is calling for a total ban on open-ocean fishing. In an e360 interview, he contends that such a step is essential for rebuilding badly depleted global fish stocks and preventing the demise of the fishing industry itself.

By Richard Schiffman

Opinion

Why We Must Save the Endangered Species Act from the Trump Administration

Urged on by the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration is moving to drastically weaken the Endangered Species Act. But the act, writes a former U.S. Interior Secretary, has saved hundreds of species that might now be extinct, while allowing for well-managed development. 

By Bruce Babbitt

2018 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

2018 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

The winners of our annual contest honoring the best short environmental films.

  1. E360 VIDEO CONTEST WINNER

    In Sicily, A Plague of Cancer Overwhelms an Oil Refinery Town

  2. E360 VIDEO CONTEST WINNER - SECOND PLACE

    For Iranian Villagers, A Dam Uproots a Rural Way of Life

  3. E360 VIDEO CONTEST WINNER - THIRD PLACE

    Off the African Coast, a Struggle to Revive a Battered Fishery

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