A new study has found that mother bears are unlikely to abandon their dens when they are disturbed - for example, by fossil fuel companies' exploration for new sources of oil - even if the disturbance is life-threatening.
The number of "zoonotic" epidemics is rising, with the root cause being the destruction of nature by humans and the growing demand for meat, according to the authors of a UN report.
Pandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity's destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.
Plastic debris has been accumulating in bodies of water around the world for decades, impacting wildlife, commerce, and the entire ecosystem. As part of a newly-funded research effort, a team of Rochester Institute of Technology researchers will study how microplastics are affecting Lake Ontario.
Heather Grady: From today's tragedy, let’s shape a new and valuable trajectory for people and our planet
2020 was poised to be a "Super Year for Nature," and it's turned into a super year for pandemic instead. We can't change what is - but with systemic thinking and action, we can change what will be.
The coronavirus pandemic's effect on human health has become clear. But changes to the earth's ecological balance - and how we relate to nature - are only beginning to appear.
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.