biodiversity

gaia

The Plan to Seed Life on Alien Planets

The 50th anniversary of "Earthrise" is the perfect opportunity to think about sending Earth's life to the stars.
Becky Ferreira
12.21.18
HOTY2017

The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem

Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
HOTY2017

The Marine Biologist Using Big Data to Protect Ocean Wildlife

Douglas McCauley works with tools like Global Fishing Watch to engage the public in the future of the oceans.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.17
biodiversity loss

The World Spent $14.4 Billion on Conservation, and It Actually Worked

Between 1992-2003, that investment led to a 29 percent decrease in the rate of biodiversity decline.
Stephen Leahy
10.25.17
dead zone

Sea Life Is Suffocating in a 'Dead Zone' the Size of New Jersey

Sea life could be unable to survive in thousands of miles of ocean.
Caroline Haskins
8.2.17
wwf

Two-Thirds of Wild Animal Populations Could Be in Decline by 2020

A new WWF report looks at land, ocean, and freshwater species around the world.
Kate Lunau
10.27.16
Mining

Yosemite National Park Used to Be 30 Percent Bigger

Since the early 1900s, one-third of Yosemite National Park has disappeared.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.16
DNA

Geneticists Want to Bring the Great Auk Back From the Dead

The great auk could live once more, but is that such a good idea?
Sarah Emerson
8.23.16
2016

The Olympic Mascots Represent All the Animals Brazil Has Displaced

The dark truth about Brazil's happy mascots.
Sarah Emerson
8.6.16
climate change

Is There Really Such Thing as a ‘Safe’ Limit for Biodiversity Loss?

Biodiversity may be below ‘safe’ levels on 58 percent of the Earth.
Kate Lunau
7.15.16
Ecuador

Behold, the World's First Footage of the Super Elusive Dark Tree Rat

Camera traps (and a bit of luck) reveal the first-ever footage of this elusive rodent.
Sarah Emerson
6.30.16
extinction

Humans Are Now Causing Species to Artificially Evolve

Extinction isn't the only end game.
Sarah Emerson
6.29.16
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