Islanders estimate that about half of the population have already moved from Isle de Jean Charles, including 42-year-old Keith Brunet, who moved his wife and two children from this house to Houma. He had mucked enough mud out of his house from hurricanes to call it quits on his island home. "You get tired of it," he said in February 2018.

The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians of southern Louisiana have been called America’s first climate refugees. But two years after receiving federal funding to move to higher ground, the tribe is stuck in limbo, waiting for new homes as the water inches closer to their doors.

By Ted Jackson


From Utah’s Red Rock Desert, A Call for Protecting Our Public Lands

President Trump has ordered vast portions of two national monuments in Utah stripped of protections. But these lands – expanses of sandstone canyons and mesas dotted with sacred Native American sites – are our public commons and should not be open for business. 

By Terry Tempest Williams

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In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Norwegian climate scientist Bjørn H. Samset talks about the results of his team’s recent research showing that aerosols linked to human activities cool the planet far more than previously believed.

By Richard Schiffman


In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that saving species need not be a conservation priority. But this revisionist thinking shows a lack of understanding of evolution and an ignorance of the natural world. 

By Carl Safina

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