Towns and cities create an orange glow on the horizon at night. It's so widespread that it even disturbs sea creatures.
Tags: moon wildlife marine-biology stars milky-way light-pollution artificial-light night-sky coastal-areas
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
June 25, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: health climate covid-19 coronavirus ebola pandemic malaria forests disease epidemics wildlife deforestation bats wildlife-trade monkeys mosquitoes yellow-fever zoonoses vectors carrying-capacity
Noise pollution can cause long-term stress and harm to wildlife.
Tags: birds sleep wildlife lockdown noise-pollution coastal-ecosystems
New findings show how changes in land use have complex effects on animal and plant species.
June 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity trees forests wildlife deforestation forest-cover woodland forest-loss
Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management
Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.
June 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: kenya wildlife roads tanzania zambia sub-saharan-africa railways motorways
The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.
May 19, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change covid-19 biology nature ecology coronavirus-2020 wildlife ducks phenology massachusetts migratory-birds colorado thoreau field-research
As governments race to revive economic growth, expect a bonfire of green tape.
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus wildlife environmental-regulation green-tape
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: birds wildlife squirrels urban-wildlife habitat lizards birdwatching rabbits wildlife-ecology migratory-birds bird-watching
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: insects agriculture wildlife japan entomology pollinators asia invasive-species honeybees wild-bees
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