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

  • Policy

    How Green Groups Became So White and What to Do About It

    If environmental organizations want to become racially diverse, says sociologist Dorceta Taylor, they need to change the way they perceive people of color. In an e360 interview, she talks about how the conservation movement must transform itself to become more inclusive and effective.  

    By Diane Toomey

  • Forests

    Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?

    Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own?

    By Ed Struzik

  • Energy

    As Subsidies Wane, Market Forces Drive the Growth of Renewables

    Competitive bidding on new power installations is becoming increasingly common worldwide, with solar and wind energy now reaching parity with fossil fuels in many countries. But the rise of renewables auctions carries risks, including the elimination of smaller green energy producers.

    By Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

Analysis

After Years of Green Promises, Automakers Renege on Emissions Standards

For decades, government pressure has been needed to force U.S. automakers to agree to reduce pollution and CO2 emissions from their fleets. Now, with the Trump administration, the job of pushing Detroit to cut emissions falls to California and other environmentally minded states.

By John DeCicco

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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

Data centers, such as Google's facility in Dalles, Oregon, generate huge amounts of waste heat.

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

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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