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HOTY2017
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
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
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?
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
blockchain

Will Cryptogovernance Protect the Environment When No One Else Will?

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

This Snake Fight Makes No Sense

Watch two snakes duke it out with ostensibly no explanation.
Mallory Locklear
5.20.17
It's Easy Being Green
It's Easy Being Green

Forget the Dot Com Era, It’s Time for Dot Eco

The '.eco' top-level domain is here, and its creators say they will funnel proceeds to environmental projects.
Ben Dickson
4.27.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

An Ecologist Became a Drone Engineer to Save Our Food Supply

Greg Crutsinger develops drone technology to help farmers struggling to grow produce in a world affected by climate change.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
3.13.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

Riverkeeper Marty Baum Is Out to Stop Florida's Algae Apocalypse

This resident of the Sunshine State is fighting an uphill battle against the governor, Congress, and public apathy, to save the lagoon he calls home.
Grennan Milliken
2.16.17
motherbird
motherbird

Why Do Birds Have Such Crazy Beaks?

A citizen science project measured over 2,000 bird beaks to help figure out why they’re so crazy looking.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.4.17
mexico
mexico

Trump’s Mexican Border Wall Would Be an Ecological Disaster

What we build on the border impacts more than just humans.
Grennan Milliken
1.26.17
studies
studies

Ecologists Offer New Explanation for Mysterious Namibian Fairy Circles

Footprints of the gods, not so much, but the grassland phenomenon is still pretty cool.
Michael Byrne
1.18.17