The Nairi Awari Indigenous community in Limón, Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has won international acclaim for its initiatives to restore its forests. But those successes are now jeopardized by conflicts over the government’s failure to return traditional lands to the Indigenous people who are regarded as the best forest stewards.

By Fred Pearce


The East Coast Whale Die-Offs: Unraveling the Causes

Activists are blaming a recent spate of humpback strandings off New York and New Jersey on seismic exploration by offshore wind companies. But scientists say the deaths are not unusual and are likely due to increased ship traffic and entanglements with fishing gear.

By Andrew S. Lewis

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Mexico's Villanueva solar plant, the largest solar farm in the Americas.


As Millions of Solar Panels Age Out, Recyclers Hope to Cash In

Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, but they contain valuable metals, including silver and copper. With a surge of expired panels expected soon, companies are emerging that seek to recycle the reusable materials and keep the panels out of landfills.

By Jon Hurdle

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