Cities are fundamentally at odds with environmental quality and safety, right? Not so fast.

In the fall of 2004, I was assigned to teach a course on urban environmental issues in […]

Talk with Paul Ehrlich: The Origins of Civilization’s Ghastly Future

Eminent American biologist Paul Ehrlich, Stanford professor and National Academy of Science member, will present an exclusive webinar […]

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Paul Ehrlich: The most effective conservation strategy? Empower women

The impact of our growing population on nature is such a sensitive topic that nobody really dares […]

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’

‘Climate change has come barging through the front doors of America’ Janet Rice never suspected that Trace […]

Going against our gut

There is a close link between soil and our gut, says Sibylle Frey – so soil degradation […]

Humans are creating hot spots where bats could transmit zoonotic diseases

A new map shows how human actions are affecting outbreak risks, sometimes in surprising places, which could […]

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Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection […]


The importance of resource security for poverty eradication

Abstract As humanity’s demand on natural resources is increasingly exceeding Earth’s biological rate of regeneration, environmental deterioration […]

Stress Varies Along the Social Density Continuum

Abstract Social stress is ubiquitous in the lives of social animals. While significant research has aimed to […]

COVID-19: We can’t predict what’s next. But here’s what we can do now.

Not long after California’s June 15 grand reopening, a celebration of the lifting of most of its […]

The Invisible, and Growing Ecological Footprint of Digital Technology

The elements of our lifestyle which we most closely identify with tend to be off-limits to any […]

Campaigners’ rage against the cage could prompt EU farming revolution

Over 1 million EU citizens want to break Europe’s 300 million farm animals out of confinement. Europe’s […]

World Environment Day 2021: The real oximeter

What we need is an evergreen revolution that secures livelihood, provides for energy security and combats climate […]

Rates of Parkinson’s disease are exploding. A common chemical may be to blame

Researchers believe a factor is a chemical used in dry cleaning and household products such as shoe […]

Did Sweden get Covid wrong?

Johan Giesecke, the country’s former state epidemiologist, assesses a year of pandemic. This time a year ago, […]

Bhutan: Conservation and Environmental Protection in the Himalayas

Bhutanese ecology as never before seen from the inside by one of the country’s leading scientists, with […]

Genes and Cultures What Creates Our Behavioral Phenome?

A central theme of the flood of literature in recent years in “evolutionary psychology” and “behavioral genetics” […]

Bioethics: Are Our Priorities Right?

Neither biologists nor nonbiologists in today’s society are paying adequate attention to the escalating ethical issues raised […]