Ontario Premier Doug Ford laughs as Finance Minister Vic Fedeli presents the 2019 budget at the legislature in Toronto in April 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
There's an apparent emerging Doug Ford doctrine in Ontario of short-term gain for long-term pain. It threatens to embed long-term structural costs for the province and its taxpayers.
Two southern resident killer whales surface near Saturna Island, B.C, in September 2012.
A bold new approach could protect endangered animals.
An aerial photo of Borneo shows deforestation and patches of remaining forest.
A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth's surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
Humans can easily transmit viruses to chimpanzees and other primates.
Human-to-ape disease transmission is thought to be a severe threat to the survival of great apes.
Humans aren't the only animals to learn survival tricks from each other.
Bank swallows, like this juvenile, may become endangered unless habitat loss and other threats are reduced.
A collection of millions of bird sightings has identified the best places to invest in conservation.
Camera traps allow citizen scientists to peek into the hidden lives of Britain's mammals.
Argentine ants are a fact of life in many parts of Australia, but can still potentially be banished from Norfolk Island.
Invasive pest ants cause billions of dollars worth of damage to crops, and threaten some of Australia's World Heritage rainforests. The federal budget has pledged nearly $30m on wiping them out – but how?
Feral cats are linked to the extinction of at least 20 Australian mammals.
Dingoes help conservation efforts by controlling the population of feral cats.
Lynx were driven to extinction in the UK during the Medieval period.
Computer modelling has confirmed that Scotland's West coast could support and sustain a reintroduced lynx population.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
Wild animals don't mind humans in their habitats, so long as they make as little noise as possible.
Phragmites, an invasive species, line this marsh at Sachuest Point in Middletown, Rhode island.
Phragmites australis, an invasive reed, has taken over wetlands across the US. But it also stabilizes shorelines and harbors many fish and birds. Is it time to compromise with this alien?
Threatened species live in cities and towns around Australia, including the critically endangered western swamp tortoise.
Elia Purtle, AAP Image/Perth Zoo
The conservation frontline is not just in remote rainforests. It's right in our urban backyard.
The Mossy Red-eyed Frog is among hundreds of species threatened with extinction at the hands of chytrid fungus.
Jonathan Kolby/Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center
Chytrid fungus has caused declines in 501 amphibian species, according to a new analysis. Most of the damage happened in the 1980s, before the fungus itself was even discovered.
The WA Environmental Defenders Office was a crucial part of the legal fight against the James Price Point gas hub proposal.
For more than 30 years, Environmental Defenders Offices around the country have worked to help people take legal action on environmental issues. They've notched some big wins along the way.
An ashy mining bee (
Andrena cineraria) – one of the species believed to be on the increase.
Amid the insect extinction crisis, some species are actually increasing. Here's why that's not necessarily a good thing.
Marine parks are good for fish - especially if they’re in the right areas.
With strategic planning, the marine protected area network could be a third smaller, cost half as much, and still meet the international target of protecting 10% of every ecosystem.
Once cubs in captivity get too big to be stroked and cuddled by tourists, they’re sold into the canned hunting and Asian bone trade industries.
While the international conservation community unites against the captive breeding of big cats in South Africa, the government stalls.
The endangered Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is one of Victoria’s threatened species.
Victoria's environment is taking a pounding, but an ambitious report offers a way forward – not just for that state, but for the whole of Australia.