How we turned a golf course into a haven for rare newts, frogs and toads

Britain's native amphibians are in steep decline thanks to wetlands disappearing and ponds drying up.

Robert Jehle, Reader in Population Biology, University of Salford • conversation
Feb. 24, 2021 ~7 min

Paradox lost: wetlands can form in deserts, but we need to find and protect them

Wetlands in drylands seem impossible, but their benefits to people and wildlife are very real.

Timothy J. Ralph, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Peatlands keep a lot of carbon out of Earth's atmosphere, but that could end with warming and development

Peat beds around the world hold huge quantities of carbon and keep it from warming the planet. But rising temperatures and over-use could turn them from a brake on climate change into an accelerant.

Julie Loisel, Assistant Professor of Geography, Texas A&M University • conversation
Dec. 7, 2020 ~9 min

Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here's how

Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.

George Heritage, Honorary Research Fellow in Hydromorphology, University of Salford • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Scientists at work: Sloshing through marshes to see how birds survive hurricanes

Birds found along the Gulf Coast have evolved to ride out hurricanes and tropical storms. But with development degrading the marshes where they live, it's getting harder for them to bounce back.

Mark Woodrey, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University • conversation
Oct. 28, 2020 ~9 min

Stork chicks hatch in UK for first time in 600 years – why that's great news for British wildlife

Storks – those harbingers of new life – are breeding in Britain again.

Oliver Metcalf, PhD Researcher in Ornithology, Manchester Metropolitan University • conversation
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

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