"The birds that people find charismatic and lovable are the ones living in the areas being deforested and dried out as the planet warms."
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change biodiversity birds extinction ecosystems earth-and-environment
After mating, some male butterflies seal their mate's genitalia. But females have evolved ways of fighting back or getting around the "mating plug."
Sept. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: evolution biodiversity butterflies science-and-technology mating
When forests get a little restoration nudge after logging, they recover much faster than when left to regenerate on their own, researchers report.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: climate-change biodiversity forests deforestation earth-and-environment
Researchers urge more focus the environmental impact of racism, including on ecosystems, plants, and animals. They say those effects also harm human health.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: cities conservation biodiversity racism earth-and-environment
A new study that lists almost 14,000 plant species shows that New Guinea is the most diverse island on the planet when it comes to flora.
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biodiversity plants science-and-technology earth-and-environment islands new-guinea
"Parasites are an incredibly diverse group of species, but as a society, we do not recognize this biological diversity as valuable."
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity ecosystems parasites science-and-technology
"...Indigenous knowledge is absolutely essential for understanding the cumulative impacts of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation."
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: climate-change biodiversity indigenous-people ecosystems earth-and-environment
Poorly planned tree-planting efforts may risk actually adding to climate change and cutting biodiversity, research on a campaign in Chile finds.
June 23, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change conservation biodiversity carbon trees forests chile featured earth-and-environment
Inspired by the slow and steady sloth, SlothBot hangs on a wire between trees to monitor the environment below and enhance conservation efforts.
June 18, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity robots sensors endangered-species biomimicry featured earth-and-environment sloth
COVID-19 threatens to derail conservation efforts and research for a year, which could be a huge blow to the field. Here, a biologist explains the threat.
May 12, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity covid-19 research earth-and-environment
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