Giant sea bass are thriving in Mexican waters – scientific research that found them to be critically endangered stopped at the US-Mexico border

The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the U.S., but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.

Arturo Ramírez-Valdez, Researcher, University of California San Diego • conversation
Aug. 4, 2021 ~8 min

Why climate change is forcing conservationists to be more ambitious: by moving threatened species to pastures new

Climate change is even worse than we expected - so is now the time for conservationists to take extreme measures to stem the extinction crisis?

Sarah Elizabeth Dalrymple, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Ecology, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
July 16, 2021 ~8 min

Fungal infections worldwide are becoming resistant to drugs and more deadly

Prevention may be the best way to cope with the worldwide wave of treatment-resistant fungal pathogens.

Rodney E. Rohde, Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University • conversation
June 28, 2021 ~9 min

US support for waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent rights puts pressure on drugmakers – but what would a waiver actually look like?

The process will take months, if it's even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.

Dalindyebo Shabalala, Associate Professor, University of Dayton • conversation
May 10, 2021 ~9 min

The UAE's Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than the red planet

A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.

Candace Famiglietti, Doctoral Student, Global Governance and Human Security and Research Associate, Center for Governance and Sustainability at John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston • conversation
June 19, 2020 ~10 min

Cuba's clean rivers show the benefits of reducing nutrient pollution

Cuba's sustainable approach to farming has protected its rivers from the kind of nutrient pollution that impairs many US waterways.

Amanda H. Schmidt, Associate Professor of Geology, Oberlin College and Conservatory • conversation
June 10, 2020 ~9 min

Fast-acting countries cut their coronavirus death rates while US delays cost thousands of lives

Over the first 100 days of the pandemic, countries that quickly implemented strong policies successfully lowered their death rates faster. There were also some surprises in the successes and failures.

Joshua Aizenman, Professor of International Relations and Economics, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~6 min

What does a state of emergency mean in the face of the coronavirus?

The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.

Marian Moser Jones, Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Family Science, University of Maryland • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~6 min

We are entering a recession – but what did we learn from the last one?

While the Great Depression reduced inequality and closed the racial wealth gap, the Great Recession of 2009 did the opposite.

Megan Neely, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

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