Reports on how humanity is upsetting the planet’s environmental balance
If you needed a reminder of just how enmeshed late-stage capitalism is with these kinds of concerns, it’s this: we are trying to sell each other more in order to use less.
How does a person live, during the great dying? Not exactly a framing that’s going to make anyone feel more hopeful, but maybe one that makes it less abstract, less “‘1.5 degrees over pre-industrial levels,’ less one-asteroid-and-they-were-gone.
Even if you don’t have much interest in an overall decline in biodiversity, take heed: whether you like it or not, city human, you are part of an ecological system.
Every ten years, noise from commercial shipping is doubling. But studying what that noise is doing to ocean creatures in situ is fiendishly difficult.
Readers are asking news outlets why they aren’t hitting harder on climate change. But who are they hoping to convince?
I’m not a marine biologist, but I’ve been able to take part in conservation projects as a citizen scientist. And so can you, if you’re lucky enough to swim with a whale shark.
It’s hard to spur people to climate change action when nothing dramatic is happening – but it’s equally hard to do so during natural disasters.
Climate change is not a movie villain, and it’s not something that’s going to show up in a distant, hazy future we can’t quite see.
From Biblical floods to “The Beast From The East.”
Why popular solutions often fail to address big problems–like climate change–and what this says about us all
How Big Data and smart sensors are changing firefighting
How to snap, bait, trap, and ensnare in the name of conservation.
As well as testing security cameras and military sensors, it could improve medical imaging technology.
For those in northern coastal regions, global warming isn’t an abstract change–it’s an immediate threat to survival.
Around the world, urbanization is destroying many of the green areas that wildlife depend on for survival. Even where parkland is deliberately preserved in a city, isolated animal populations trapped in these parks suffer from inbreeding and reduced genetic diversity. But there’s a solution. Cities across the globe are building wildlife corridors, allowing animals and […]
Here are some of the ways it could, potentially, work.
It’s a recipe for disaster.
A company claims it could plant a billion trees per year using drones.
For this dedicated citizen scientist, crossing the Earth’s largest ocean is a sideshow to collecting data.
White roofs reflect 80 percent of sunshine, keeping urban areas cooler.
Dragons, castles, and dumping at sea.
Scientists are working with indigenous communities for better water management.
A program to encourage recycling of old fishing nets.
By connecting the idea of a national park and a city, might we productively transform how we see both?
Autonomous underwater drones will measure melting ice for months at a time.
The first aliens we find might look like oil-eating bacteria found in tar pits.