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Can Swapping Out Traditional Fishing Equipment Save Our Seas?

350 million metric tons of plastic are produced globally every year.  To put this into perspective, here’s a brief list of things that weigh ONE ton: a walrus,…

Are your houseplants feeling stressed? MIT engineers peak into the nerve-wracking lives of plants.

Some of us have been blessed with a green thumb while others have difficulty with their plants lasting the week.  To be fair to so-called “black-thumbed” readers, it’s…

Controlling Chemistry: A Nanoscopic Approach to Clean Energy

A major concern plaguing the shift towards sustainable and renewable energy is how much the transition will cost.  This is particularly important when considering batteries, water electrolyzers (used…

Climate Change Threatens U.S. Bird Migrations

After 24 years of data collection, a recently published study concludes climate change is affecting nocturnal bird migrations with serious potential consequences for bird populations. According to the…

Can Thickening the Atmosphere Reduce the Effects of Climate Change?

It’s a race against time when it comes to climate change.  Global warming is directly related to the increase in power, or magnitude, of natural disasters around the…

Habitat Restoration Works…But How Can We Bring Back Native Species?

Habitat restoration efforts have begun to take place across the globe as the need to conserve environments and their endemic species becomes increasingly clear, and increasingly dire.  Efforts…

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How We Farm Matters

It may seem obvious that agriculture can have a big impact on the landscape and the composition of animal communities that live there, but it turns out that…

The Complicated Case of the Bornean Orangutan

The Bornean orangutan (Bongo pygmaeus) is one of three species making up the only genus of great apes native to Asia.  Native to the Indonesian province of Kalimantan,…

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Grinding Up Trees Can Be Good for the Climate

In California’s central valley, there is a violent battle taking place between nature and machine. On one end of the arena is the Iron Wolf, an aptly named…

The Underpasses: an Essential Management Tool

Researchers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have recently published a study in the Journal of Wildlife Management which seeks to quantify the effects of predator-prey…