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In Georgia, a call for better protection of coastal marshes

In Georgia, coastal advocates are saying it's time update a 50-year-old law on protecting the half-million acres of salt marshes.
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The US is bringing back nature's best firefighters: beavers

For decades, beavers were considered pests – trapped and shot on sight. Now the attitude towards nature's best engineers is changing, and farmers are working to bring them back.
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Wildebeest and wolves: The secret weapons against climate change

When scientists examined the effect just nine groups of animals have on the climate the results were startling. So what would happen if we did more to protect them?
Whales may be a secret weapon in the fight against climate change
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Whales may be a secret weapon in the fight against climate change

A new paper looks at the role of whales play in storing carbon, arguing that increasing conservation efforts could lead to more carbon sequestration.
Michelle Nijhuis: Those adorable endangered creatures are not the point
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Michelle Nijhuis: Those adorable endangered creatures are not the point

We treat conservation as an altruistic pursuit — a special interest championed by a passionate few — but it’s also a selfish cause.
John Goodrich: Want to save the planet? Focus on wild cats
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John Goodrich: Want to save the planet? Focus on wild cats

Cats aren't just cool. They're also crucial for biodiversity.
Top conservation issues to watch out for in 2023

Top conservation issues to watch out for in 2023

15 emerging issues that anyone who cares about biodiversity ought to keep an eye on.

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