Because they have a fairly low tolerance for heat, pikas have often been thought of as sentinel species when it comes to climate change. In some of the warmer parts of their native range, they’re already extirpated. But these hardy creatures just might have a few tricks up their sleeves.
A massive cross-disciplinary analysis suggests that altering the planet is something very close to fundamental to the human condition.
Moths may even help counterbalance pollination gaps left in the wake of other insect declines
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for animals.
It’s not uncommon to hear people frame human activity in the Anthropocene as having achieved significance on par with Earth’s basic biogeochemical processes. Seabirds have been doing this for a while.
A simple, low-cost method converts the spent grains from beer brewing into renewable fuel and high-value carbon materials.
A new study makes a direct link between the number of pollinators on farmland, and the size, quality, and marketability of fruit.
The Human Age will be shaped by the species we create and foster as well as the ones we kill off
International researchers have developed a computer model that can detect visual signs of disease on banana crops - and warn farmers before it spreads out of control.
What if there was a way to go on vacation while helping fix the carbon emissions problem? According to new research, tacking on an $11 tax to each trip could do just that.