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Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation
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The steady drop is expected to accelerate in coming years, threatening the much-lauded model through which the U.S. has paid for conservation.

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After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit
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A food activist aims to show the value of traditional agriculture to rural, mainly indigenous people and transform the way they plant, sell and prepare their goods — as well as capture the global eye.

(Image credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Bye, Bye Birdies?
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It's the 100th anniversary of one of the nation's first environmental laws, which protects migratory birds.

This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore
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Historical photos show fishermen with chinooks almost as tall as they are. A century's worth of dam-building, overfishing, habitat loss and hatcheries has cut the size of the average fish in half.

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'Keep It In The Ground' Activists Optimistic Despite Oil Boom
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The U.S. is producing more oil than ever, even as calls to leave all fossil fuels in the ground grow louder. Now the "keep it in the ground" movement is taking its fight to the heart of oil country.

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Scientists Are Amazed By Stone Age Tools They Dug Up In Kenya
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The discovery suggests an earlier start to the Middle Stone Age in Africa than previously documented. It also offers clues to early social networks and symbolic art by human ancestors.

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VIDEO: We Went Foraging For Winter's Wild Edibles
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People might not think of winter as a fruitful season for foraging wild edibles, but nutritionist and expert forager Debbie Naha says there's actually a lot out there that you can find year round.

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Trump Administration Quietly Decides — Again — To Allow Elephant Trophy Imports
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Permits for sport-hunted elephant parts imported from some nations will be evaluated "on a case-by-case basis." The move ends an Obama-era ban on a practice President Trump has called a "horror show."

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Grass Is Back In The Chesapeake, And Crabs Will Follow
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In the Chesapeake Bay, underwater seagrass beds are growing, sheltering crabs and fish. The long-awaited recovery depends on efforts by farmers to prevent nutrients from polluting the giant estuary.

(Image credit: Peter Essick/Getty Images/Aurora Creative)

How A Skeptical Rancher, Aided By An Outdoors Brand, Turned Climate Friendly
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It took a bit of arm-twisting to get on board because of previous encounters with environmentalists. But now, partnered with The North Face, the ranch sustainably produces wool for outdoor clothing.

(Image credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio)