Plague-wary Londoners tolerated mischievous red kites and ravens for their services to the city's sanitation.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~6 min
Britain's native amphibians are in steep decline thanks to wetlands disappearing and ponds drying up.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~7 min
Tiny cacao flowers and fickle midges are part of a pollination puzzle that limits chocolate production
Entomologists wonder if the insects currently pollinating farmed cacao are the right ones for the task.
Feb. 10, 2021 • ~6 min
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~10 min
How Pacific winds interact with the sea to bring colder waters up from the depths.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~6 min
Why keeping one mature street tree is far better for humans and nature than planting lots of new ones
Greenwashing spin is often used to justify chopping down mature street trees.
Feb. 1, 2021 • ~6 min
In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant
Jan. 11 marks the birthday of conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), who called for thinking about land as a living community to protect, not a resource to exploit.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~9 min
Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
The curator at UC Merced describes the evacuation and shows a selection of photographs from the 110-year history of the park.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~6 min