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South Korea is a test case on how to fight an ecological disaster

South Korea is a test case on how to fight an ecological disaster

After two-thirds of the country’s tidal flats were lost to shoreline development, South Korean scientists set out to prove why this ecosystem is so essential.

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Reviving the majestic redwood forests
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Reviving the majestic redwood forests

A mission to undo decades of damage to the redwoods of California caused by unchecked logging involves even more logging — and chain saws.
Opinion: Another deadly pandemic seems inevitable – but there is a way to avoid it
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Opinion: Another deadly pandemic seems inevitable – but there is a way to avoid it

We need to do big things quickly to halt the disturbance of nature. And I fear that’s not happening, says former Guardian environment editor John Vidal.

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Rewilding’ parts of the planet could have big climate benefits
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‘Rewilding’ parts of the planet could have big climate benefits

Restoring fish, bison, gray wolves and other animals in key regions is possible without risking food supplies, and could remove nearly 500 gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2100.

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A photographic farewell to James Island

The photo gallery on this page bears witness to a changing landscape. For decades, Bay Journal photographer Dave Harp has been documenting the withering of James Island in the Chesapeake.

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Rat killers in paradise: An eradication program remakes a tropical atoll

Like many islands around the world, Tetiaroa Atoll in French Polynesia has been overrun by rats and other invasive species that profoundly affect its terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

Saving the dragon's blood

Saving the dragon's blood

Despite a range of threats, from droughts and cyclones to goats and militarization, Socotra's iconic trees are staging a slow, patient comeback—with the help of the people who know them best.
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