ecology

mass extinction

Mammals Can’t Evolve Fast Enough to Outrun Human-Caused Mass Extinction

Thanks to humans, arguably the worst species on the planet, we’re currently in the middle of a mass extinction event that threatens much of Earth’s biodiversity.
Kaleigh Rogers
4 days ago
ecosocialism

Ecosocialists Believe the Only Way to Stop Climate Change Is to Abandon Capitalism

This week's devastating IPCC report has brought the impending impacts of climate change, and just how far we are from meeting our goals to stop them, into crisp focus.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.10.18
The Most Unknown

Tiny Organisms in Earth’s Most Unlivable Places May Help Us Find Alien Life

Luke McKay, an astrobiologist and microbial ecologist, is probing the extreme limits of life on Earth to answer bigger questions about the universe.
Sarah Emerson
9.14.18
Survivor

What I Learned About Our Planet By Watching 540 Hours of ‘Survivor’

CBS's 'Survivor' reaches more people than most nature documentaries and uses animals to comment on the human condition.
Melissa Cronin
5.23.18
flows

Lava, Land, and Life Forms

Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is the latest example of a powerful natural force for creating new life.
Melissa Cronin
5.9.18
ecology

Justice for the Swamp: Why We Hate Some Ecosystems and Not Others

It's not just the rainforests that need saving.
Melissa Cronin
4.6.18
ecology

Fires Are Sometimes What a Forest Needs the Most

The Karuk Tribe in northern California has been prevented from practicing ceremonial landscape burns for 100 years. Now, ecologists are starting to realize that was a mistake.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.21.18
HOTY2017

The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies

Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.
Troy Farah
1.17.18
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 ‘Camera Trap Queen’ Who Shares Remote Wildlife With the World

Asia Murphy explores, studies, and photographs some of the wildest regions on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
12.11.17
you guys seen these?

Why Are We Seeing So Many Fireflies in New York This Year?

There have been reports of higher than normal firefly populations, but it’s probably fine.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.2.17
blockchain

Will Cryptogovernance Protect the Environment When No One Else Will?

An ecologist argues for rule-by-blockchain.
Michael Byrne
5.22.17