Humans Explain Things to Me

Nature once tumbled through our language. There are practical ways we can bring it back.

William Powers

Finding Second Lives for Electric Car Batteries

The production of electric and hybrid vehicles generates tons of battery waste, but some companies are finding creative ways to reduce it.

Bill Siuru

With Warming Temperatures, Alaska Pollock Are Shifting Northward

In the Bering Sea, fish are finding refuge far from their traditional range. What does this mean for ecosystems and commercial fisheries?

Theresa Soley

Rock Climbing Can Pose Threat to Cliff-Dwelling Birds, but May also Offer Opportunity

Despite disturbing high-altitude habitat, climbers could be a valuable resource for bird conservation projects.

Brianna Grant

Race, Wealth, and Public Spaces: US Beaches are a New Flashpoint of the Lockdown

Beaches are a polarizing issue amid the pandemic. Experts say that’s because a ‘frenzy of privatization’ led to smaller, more crowded public spaces.

Ankita Rao The Guardian

Returning to ‘Normal’ Would Be Suicide

We cannot go back to a world in which corporate profits take priority over planetary survival.

Aaron G. Lehmer-Chang

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Spring 2020

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Cross-Border Birds

As greater snow geese follow their ancient migratory path to the Canadian Arctic this spring, a century-old US law meant to protect them is in flux.

Rachel Sturges

‘Blue Index’ Captures Our Emotional Reactions to Urban Waterscapes

By collecting immediate, on-site impressions of people’s experiences with creeks, ponds, and wetlands, new assessment tool could guide protection and restoration of blue spaces.

Rebecca Wodder

Covid-19 Stalls Rescue of Albatross Chicks from Giant Mice

Gough Island in South Atlantic is home to mutant rodents that feast on some 2 million young seabirds every year.

Mark Brown The Guardian

Wildlife Tourism Can Pose Disease Threat to Wild Animals

Tourism is a powerful conservation tool, but when people get too close, it can also facilitate spread of dangerous pathogens.

Brianna Grant

Hope in the Time of the Petrolocene

The first step to moving beyond fossil fuels is recognizing that they remove human agency through their addictive properties and chaotic global effects.

Theodore Grudin

BLM Planning Vast Overhaul of Greater Chaco Land Management Plan During Pandemic

Online comment sessions render many voiceless against plan prioritizing fossil fuel production on federal and Native lands in New Mexico, opponents say.

Randall Hyman

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