There’s no 1 sustainable future for a diverse world

Creating a sustainable future for our "patchwork Earth" will require us to think about regional differences complexity, say researchers.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
today ~6 min

Tigers may need a ‘genetic rescue’

A "genetic rescue" involving the mating of different subspecies may offer the best way to save increasingly fragmented tiger populations.

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Bee diversity keeps colonies healthy

The most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of viral pathogens. "Promoting diverse bee communities may be a win-win strategy..."

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Coral survivors show some cope better with heatwaves

"Understanding how some corals can survive prolonged heatwaves could provide an opportunity to mitigate the impact of marine heatwaves on coral reefs..."

U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~5 min

Drowning salt marshes threaten coastal communities

Salt marshes act as barriers against storm surges and natural disasters for coastal communities. But rising sea levels are breaking them down.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Forest fires really do benefit spotted owls

Contrary to current perceptions and forest management strategies, wildfires may actually benefit populations of spotted owls.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 28, 2020 ~6 min

The savanna isn’t the same after Mozambique’s civil war

More than 40 years after civil war broke out in Mozambique, animals have returned to Gorongosa National Park. But the savanna doesn't look like it used to.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~7 min

People pose a deadly threat to orcas

"That humans are directly killing killer whales across all age classes is significant; it says we can do a better job."

Kat Kerlin-UC Davis • futurity
Dec. 8, 2020 ~5 min

US Clean Air Act saved 1.5 billion birds

The drop in pollution since the passage of the 1970 US Clean Air Act hasn't just helped humans breathe cleaner air. It's also benefited birds.

Jim Barlow-Oregon • futurity
Dec. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Black bears can’t regulate bacteria in ‘garden hose’ guts

Black bears have far simpler gut microbiomes than researchers expected to find, a new study reveals. Diet and environment may be key to their gut bacteria.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min