Extinction: Elephants driven to the brink by poaching

The ivory trade and habitat loss combine to push Africa's elephants closer to extinction.

March 25, 2021 ~3 min

UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea

More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.

March 24, 2021 ~5 min

New study shows that diet has major impact on gut biomes

New study shows that environmental factors such as diet make major impacts in the gut microbiome.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 23, 2021 ~6 min

Time to make nature studies a compulsory school subject – before it’s too late

Contact with nature at a young age makes a big difference later in life.

Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton • conversation
March 19, 2021 ~6 min

Losing cultural context in emergency communication can be a matter of life and death

Misunderstanding disaster warnings can have catastrophic consequences. New research shows how easily modern emergency communications can get lost in translation.

Jason von Meding, Associate Professor, Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience, University of Florida • conversation
March 18, 2021 ~7 min

Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

With the onset of spring come thunderstorms, and sometimes tornadoes. Learn how these systems form and why night tornadoes are especially deadly.

Jennifer Weeks, Senior Environment + Energy Editor, The Conversation • conversation
March 17, 2021 ~7 min

Brown stink bug among 'future threats' to gardens

Gardeners are being urged to be on alert for the stink bug and other pests predicted to arrive in the UK.

March 12, 2021 ~3 min

A little nature can boost teens’ pandemic well-being

Outdoor play and nature-based activities can help buffer some of the negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for teens, a new study shows.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
March 11, 2021 ~7 min

10 years after Fukushima, safety is still nuclear power's greatest challenge

On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.

Najmedin Meshkati, Professor of Engineering and International Relations, University of Southern California • conversation
March 5, 2021 ~12 min

Global obsession with economic growth will increase risk of deadly pandemics in future

By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, we are taking huge risks with our future.

Julia Kreienkamp, Researcher at the Global Governance Institute, UCL • conversation
March 5, 2021 ~8 min