Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~5 min
Millions of miles of fences crisscross the Earth's surface. They divide ecosystems and affect wild species in ways that often are harmful, but are virtually unstudied.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~10 min
Humans have caused ecosystems to collapse on purpose for millennia, to grow food or build settlements. But unplanned collapses are a different matter.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
Historians and scientists discovered how colonisation in eastern Europe changed ecosystems – and the societies embedded in them.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~7 min
We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
We studied a rocky shore to see how global changes are playing out within habitats.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min