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Fishing for the triple bottom line: profit, planet — and people


Fisheries managers typically strive to strike a delicate balance between two, often competing, types of needs: the needs…
Malaria in the Amazon


The Amazon is burning at the hands of humankind, but the jungle might just come back to bite…
Africa’s Blue Economy – win-win or false promise?


Can harnessing the economic potential of the oceans offer Africa a way to grow sustainably, or is it…
Structural complexity in forests improves carbon capture

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Forests in the eastern United States that are structurally complex — the arrangement of vegetation is varied throughout…
Researchers Find Northern Forests Have Lost Crucial Cold, Snowy Conditions

October 4, 2019

As the popular saying goes, “winter is coming,” but is it? Researchers at the University of New Hampshire…
Corn and soybean grow alongside one another in a field. Corn and soybean crop rotation provides benefits for farmers but also could reduce soil organic matter, according to new research from ISU scientists. Image credit: Steven Hall.
Corn and soybean rotation could pose long-term tradeoffs for soil health

October 3, 2019

Rotating corn and soybeans, a widely used practice among Midwest farmers, potentially could contribute to long-term declines in…
Warming Impedes a Coral Defense, but Hungry Fish Enhance It

October 3, 2019

Corals create potions that fight bacterial attackers, but warming appears to tip the scales against the potions as…
Ecologists find strong evidence of ‘fishing down the food web’ in freshwater lake

October 1, 2019

Research by ecologists at the University of Toronto and Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry shows strong…
How to curb the world’s plastics pollution problem

September 26, 2019

Transforming the global plastic packaging market requires a suite of solutions, from public policy interventions and corporate commitments…
Rise of ‘eco-anxiety’ affecting more and more children

September 23, 2019

As millions of people around the world prepare to join young activists for global climate change action, a…
Using artificial intelligence to track birds’ dark-of-night migrations

September 20, 2019

Every year during spring and fall migration, tens of millions of birds take flight at sunset and pass…
Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

September 11, 2019

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in…
Pain in the asp: bird-deterring nets create haven for stinging pests

September 9, 2019

While collecting data from live oak trees in the world’s largest medical center, Rice University evolutionary ecologists have…
Big brains or big guts: Choose one

August 28, 2019

Big brains can help an animal mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental changes. But…
Survival of the fittest: Research team finds that population density is key to evolution

August 28, 2019

A multiuniversity research team including a Florida State scientist has found that a lack of predators creates an…
How red-eared invaders are hurting California’s native turtles

August 26, 2019

In the summer of 2011, visitors to the University of California, Davis, Arboretum may have witnessed an unusual…
Of Leaves and Light

August 26, 2019

Models built from plants’ optical properties could enable real-time remote monitoring for managing ecosystems and agriculture. Imagine getting…
Researchers find depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of federal protection

August 8, 2019

For decades, overfishing and trawling devastated parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii,…
New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations

August 6, 2019

A new study from Iowa State University scientists could flip the established framework for how scientists believe geography…
The Urbanization of the Beach

August 5, 2019

To most people, a beach is a beach. You could likely take an image of almost any urban…
Study reveals unexpected fire role in longleaf pine forests

August 1, 2019

The longleaf pine forests of the southeastern U.S. depend on frequent fire to maintain their structure and the diversity…
Coral reefs shifting away from equator, new study finds

July 10, 2019

Coral reefs are retreating from equatorial waters and establishing new reefs in more temperate regions, according to new research…
Declining fire threatens Serengeti ecosystem

July 9, 2019

A study of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem led by University of Liverpool researchers has found that an increase in…
Model predicts bat species with potential to spread Nipah virus

July 8, 2019

Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and…
Getting to the point with woodcock research

July 4, 2019

Superbly camouflaged against the forest leaf litter, the brown, speckled woodcock stubbornly sits on her ground nest. “They’re…
The rising popularity of eco-friendly marketing materials

June 26, 2019

All consumers and businesses are becoming more and more aware of the need to incorporate eco-friendly approaches into…
Nature paper explains impact of forest management on water resources

June 25, 2019

Billions of people worldwide rely on streams flowing from forest lands for their water supply. But the link…
Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread

June 21, 2019

New research out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons…
Plants in Ontario park consume salamanders with ‘striking frequency’

June 19, 2019

Pity the salamanders. At just a few months old, many emerge from water in Algonquin Provincial Park only…
Past climate change: a warning for the future?

June 18, 2019

A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social…
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