David Gill / School of Schoolmasters (Lutjanus apodus) and grunts (Haemulidae) within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve in Belize. Enlarge At 582,578 square miles, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is not just the United States’ largest marine protected area—it’s currently the largest marine protected area in the world. The monument, a […]


CC BY-SA HONESTREPORTING.COM, FLICKR/FREEPRESS / Transparency Is a Prerequisite for Delivering on the Paris Agreement Last week in Bonn, the UN climate secretariat convened 196 national governments to consider how specific aspects of the Paris Climate Agreement will be undertaken in each country. The meeting was expected to shape the […]


Terrestrially derived organic matter accumulates in freshwater lakes. Maple leaves fall off trees in autumn and are blown and washed into lakes where they are fed upon by aquatic animals. Credit: Andrew Tanentzap Most of the planet’s freshwater stores are found in the northern hemisphere, a region that is changing […]