New research sheds light on the unsung heroes of pollination.
May 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: insects pollination plants pollinators moths ponds nocturnal
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
May 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: children mental-health prisons nature plants green-space jails parents landscape-architecture female-prisoners prisoners mothers prison-design jail green-spaces moms
Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
April 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: agriculture climate-change food-security crops tomato insects plants heat-wave
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
March 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: climate-change carbon-dioxide-co2 carbon biology nutrients insects plants entomology kansas bugs grasshoppers food-webs prairies research-brief
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
March 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: agriculture climate-change birds plants pollinators winter citizen-science spring seasonal-change phenology
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