Environment Breaking news on the environment, climate change, pollution, and endangered species. Also featuring Climate Connections, a special series on climate change co-produced by NPR and National Geographic.

Environment

A commercial fishing boat pulls in its net near Seattle. Strict federal fishing laws have cut back significantly on overfishing in the United States. S.Froebe/iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption
S.Froebe/iStockphoto.com

Imperiled Fisheries Make A Comeback, Study Shows

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/111376512/111388858" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Scientists use laser fluorescent technology and squirts of dye to test how this jellyfish moves ocean water. K. Katija & J. Dabiri/California Institute of Technology hide caption

toggle caption
K. Katija & J. Dabiri/California Institute of Technology

Researcher Amandine Eriksen arranges the hand bones of a mountain gorilla skeleton. Erin Marie Williams hide caption

toggle caption
Erin Marie Williams

Last Galapagos Tortoise May Become Oldest Dad

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106950570/107006715" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Big-Beaked Toucans Play It Cool

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106920166/106940034" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Single Wing Starts Quest For Mystery Bird

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106749870/106783624" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript