Climactic Change

Climate change is no longer an open question—for researchers today, it's a baseline assumption. How these changes will impact ecosystems, public health, and our future are now the questions we need to ask.

How shadowy tax havens skirt conservation efforts Read now →

Dark money foreign investments may bankroll deforestation and overfishing

Cassie Freund

Ecology

Wake Forest University

Rising seas are threatening historical sites around the world Read now →

As climate change encroaches, our heritage is drowning

Patty Hamrick

Archaeology

New York University

What Pokémon GO can teach conservationists about public engagement Read now →

In six days, players collected as much data as naturalists had in 400 years

Cassie Freund

Ecology

Wake Forest University

How fieldwork on a remote, tiny island taught me to navigate family dinners Read now →

Doing science far away helped this ecologist talk to those close to home

Jenny Howard

Ecology

Wake Forest University

Boobies of the Galápagos are replacing their disappearing food source with junk fish Read now →

Decades of research show how the sardine's decline threatens an entire ecosystem

Jenny Howard

Ecology

Wake Forest University

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Seagrass meadows protect fish, coral and humans from disease – and we’re losing them Read now →

This seemingly mundane plant might be more important than we realize.

Megan Chen

Marine Biology

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History