Conservation

Museum guard holds robot dinosaur

Should We Bring Species Back From Extinction? Should We Bring Species Back From Extinction?

A scientist helping to bring back the woolly mammoth debates two Stanford professors who argue that we are unprepared to “play God” by resurrecting species.

May 26, 2023 / Editorial / Eriona Hysolli, Elizabeth A. Hadly, and Deborah A. Sivas

Eliane Brum

Eliane Brum Is in the Reforesting Vanguard Eliane Brum Is in the Reforesting Vanguard

A conversation with the award-winning Brazilian writer and journalist about the politics of the Amazon rain forest, the violence that seethes beneath its canopy, and her new book, ...

May 22, 2023 / Editorial / Lewis Gordon

A scene from All That Breathes.

A Meditation on Trans-Species Love A Meditation on Trans-Species Love

The Nation spoke with Shaunak Sen, whose film All That Breathes follows a bird hospital in New Dehli and the monumental mission of saving a city's dying black kites.

Mar 27, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Jasmine Liu

Dirty Nickel, Clean Power: Making the Ocean Bleed Red

Dirty Nickel, Clean Power: Making the Ocean Bleed Red Dirty Nickel, Clean Power: Making the Ocean Bleed Red

How the race for more efficient batteries is poisoning Indonesia’s coastal waters.

Feb 21, 2023 / Feature / Nicolas Niarchos

Indigenous-Led Marine Protection Sets a Course Along Canada’s Pacific

Indigenous-Led Marine Protection Sets a Course Along Canada’s Pacific Indigenous-Led Marine Protection Sets a Course Along Canada’s Pacific

Tired of waiting, First Nations are negotiating directly with commercial fisheries to protect biodiversity—will the federal government follow?

Feb 7, 2023 / Multimedia / Ali Withers, The Nation Video, and Ludwig Hurtado

In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance

In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance In a Land of Apartheid, a Trip to the Beach Can Be an Act of Resistance

Not long ago, The Nation’s Palestine correspondent snuck into a moshav to sunbathe, because no one owns the sea.

Jan 23, 2023 / Dispatch / Mohammed El-Kurd

The Mascarene teal (Anas theodori), also known as Sauzier's teal and Mauritian duck

What the Extinction Crisis Took From the World in 2022 What the Extinction Crisis Took From the World in 2022

From a frog in Venezuela to a sturgeon in China—obituaries for the species we lost.

Dec 22, 2022 / Editorial / Ana Ratner

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Letters From the October 3/10, 2022, Issue Letters From the October 3/10, 2022, Issue

One-state reality… Documenting January 6… Leaving water for migrants…

Sep 20, 2022 / Letters / Our Readers

Bill McKibben

The Indefatigable Bill McKibben The Indefatigable Bill McKibben

An interview with the environmentalist about what inspires him, how he became a writer, and his recent book, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon.

Sep 15, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Camille Baker

The Tricky Politics of Ecological Restoration

The Tricky Politics of Ecological Restoration The Tricky Politics of Ecological Restoration

A conversation with Laura J. Martin about the Cold War origins of environmental management and her book Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration. 

Jul 4, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Naomi Elias

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