Reindeer: ancient migration routes disrupted by roads, dams – and now wind farms

The Arctic is particularly vulnerable to climate change, but efforts to tackle it risk alienating the people who live there.

Simone Abram, Professor in the Dept of Anthropology, Co-Director of Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~7 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

How do geese know how to fly south for the winter?

Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.

Tom Langen, Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

Climate migration: what the research shows is very different from the alarmist headlines

Climate migrants still tend to move to places they know or have connections to through their social networks.

Ingrid Boas, Associate Professor, Wageningen University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren't good enough

Rising sea levels may trap more people than are displaced.

Shouro Dasgupta, Lecturer in Environmental Economics, Università Ca'Foscari • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min

Countries around the world are using border surveillance systems against their own citizens

Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.

Keren Weitzberg, Teaching Fellow in History, UCL • conversation
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Hurricanes and other extreme weather disasters prompt some people to move and trap others in place

Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.

Jack DeWaard, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~8 min

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