'Indian Country' is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior – and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans

If confirmed, US Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico would be the first Native American to run the agency that interacts with tribal nations. But her agenda extends far beyond Indian Country.

Traci Morris, Executive Director, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~11 min

Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more trees and turning lights off at night

Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely

Frank La Sorte, Research Associate, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

This geyser woke up, but no Yellowstone blast

Steamboat Geyser reawakened in 2018 after three and a half years of dormancy. Does that foretell an eruption in Yellowstone National Park?

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~10 min

What to feed ducks – according to science

Your local ducks (and other wild birds) will thank you.

Sara Burt, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Public Health, Utrecht University • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~6 min

How curators transferred Sequoia and King's Canyon National Parks' archives to escape wildfires

The curator at UC Merced describes the evacuation and shows a selection of photographs from the 110-year history of the park.

Emily Lin, Head of Digital Curation and Scholarship, UC Merced, University of California, Merced • conversation
Dec. 23, 2020 ~7 min

Parents want parks to be fun and safe

Parents from diverse backgrounds want more than playgrounds and green spaces in their parks. They want safety, too.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Dec. 22, 2020 ~6 min

Harvard alumni spotlight climate change

‘Climate Conversations’ series engages researchers, leaders, practitioners, and organizers to seek paths to collaboration, solutions.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 7, 2020 ~11 min

Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them

With growing drought, rising seas and heavier storms, how do we protect Venice and other world treasures? The answer: creative, proactive measures that may alter them in important ways.

Erin Seekamp, Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades

A collection of items belonging to the Bletchley Park code-breaker were stolen from Dorset in 1984.

Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min