Insulate Britain: blocking roads will alienate some people – but it's still likely to be effective

Climate activists don’t have to be popular to achieve their goals.

Graeme Hayes, Reader in Political Sociology, Aston University • conversation
Sept. 20, 2021 ~7 min

Climate change: Should green campaigners put more pressure on China to slash emissions?

UK activists have protested on the M25, but should they instead be picketing China's embassy?

Sept. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Tuna bounce back, but sharks in 'desperate' decline

Extinction list update reveals mixed news for marine life, as world conservation summit open in France.

Sept. 4, 2021 ~5 min

Monkeying about: getting to know 'ugly' animals better could be the key to their conservation

Less attractive endangered species don’t tend to receive the same public attention as their more beautiful counterparts: new studies show how we might help change that.

Mike Jeffries, Associate Professor, Ecology, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Sept. 1, 2021 ~7 min

One-in-three trees face extinction in wild, says new report

Experts say 17,500 tree species are at risk around the world, including magnolias, oaks and maples.

Aug. 31, 2021 ~3 min

What happened to megafauna when humans got to Madagascar?

New research examines the effects of introduced animals on Madagascar’s extinct megafauna, like the elephant bird, dwarf hippo, and giant lemur.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
July 28, 2021 ~13 min

Why climate change is forcing conservationists to be more ambitious: by moving threatened species to pastures new

Climate change is even worse than we expected - so is now the time for conservationists to take extreme measures to stem the extinction crisis?

Sarah Elizabeth Dalrymple, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Ecology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
July 16, 2021 ~8 min

UK government's 'toothless policies' failing to protect nature

MPs say that the government's plans for nature are wholly insufficient to stem the losses of plants and species.

June 29, 2021 ~5 min

Prehistoric creatures flocked to different latitudes to survive climate change – the same is taking place today

Today, Earth's biodiversity is highest at the equator – but it hasn't always been this way.

Bethany Allen, PhD Student, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds • conversation
June 28, 2021 ~8 min

Earth has a ‘pulse’ every 27.5 million years

"Many geologists believe that geological events are random over time. But our study provides statistical evidence for a common cycle..."

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
June 21, 2021 ~4 min