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Matador is deeply committed to reporting on environmental issues around the world, as well as the ways we as travelers can lessen our environmental impact. One of our most important goals is to help spread awareness of environmental problems facing local communities, and the innovators and orgs doing work to address them, to readers worldwide.

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Photo: Didde Elnif

R.I.P. Doug Tompkins Visionary Conservationist

Boo the Grizzly Bear

There's a BIG problem with America's National Parks

South America's Greater Patagonia Trail

This taxi service in Finland only accepts payment by karaoke

Seattle becomes first US city to ban plastic straws

Finally some good news: Belize Barrier Reef no longer endangered

Starbucks is set to replace plastic straws with sippy cups by 2020

China’s reforestation creates a haven for endangered animals

These travel brands are making huge strides to go green

The 7 most inhospitable climates people actually live in

Sustainable alternatives to the most unethical souvenirs

The world’s oldest baobab trees are suddenly dying after thousands of years

An alligator crossing the runway delayed a flight in Florida, obviously

China is building massive solar farms shaped like pandas

A massive cargo spill off Australia’s coast threatens marine life

Breathtaking “Beauty Berg” graces the coast of Newfoundland

This Pacific island could become the world’s fifth Dark Sky Sanctuary

Everything in this new restaurant is completely recyclable

These freaky, 170-million-year-old giant salamanders are going extinct

Alaska Airlines is the first US airline to ban plastic straws on flights

11 overrun destinations that are trying to curb tourism

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