European Rivers Drying Up from Climate Change

European rivers are at their lowest levels in over 500 years. Find out why this is a problem for the global economy and for ecosystems throughout Europe.

Beaver Fossil Sheds Light on Mammal Evolution

A beaver fossil found in western Montana is the oldest such specimen ever discovered. Find out how this 30-million-year-old missing link is helping to explain the astonishing diversity in mammal species on our planet.Like all Canadians, I think of the beaver as an important symbol. It’s our national mascot, and the fur trade involving the … Continue reading Beaver Fossil Sheds Light on Mammal Evolution

James Lovelock

James Lovelock: Remembering the Gaia Hypothesis Founder

James Lovelock passed away recently at the age of 103. Find out how his Gaia hypothesis led a generation to a new understanding of the world and our place in it.

Monarch butterfly pollinating yellow flowers

Monarch Butterfly Added to Engangered Species List

Monarch Butterfly populations have been devasted over the last past few decades. Find out why the IUCN had added these iconic pollinators to the endangered species list and how scientists are working to save them from extinction.

Human-Wildlife Conflict Elephant in Thailand near lake

Human-Wildlife Conflict Aggravated by Climate Crisis

Human-wildlife conflict is becoming an increasing concern as human activity encroaches on natural habitats due to climate change. Find out how a new study involving elephants shows how we can plan for and minimize these tensions in the future.

Safeguarding Biodiversity: Human hand holding Earth, an elephent, a tiger, a deer a crane and other living things

Safeguarding Biodiversity Means Conserving 44% of Earth’s Land

Safeguarding biodiversity is crucial for the survival of Humanity and the entire ecosphere. Find out why new research calls for governments to increase global land conservation from 17% to 44% if we're serious about preserving Earth's ecosystems.

Proposed Anthropocene Epoch Seeks Formal Approval

A proposed Anthropocene epoch will be reviewed this month and possibly approved by the end of this year. Find out which sites are contending to be the epoch's "golden spike" and the prospects of its final approval.

Diet-size relationship - Animals arranged according to type of diet

Diet-Size Relationship in Animals Disturbed by Humans

The diet-size relationship is a universal principle in the animal kingdom that dates back millions of years. Find out how human activity is disturbing that principle's balance and the implications for species extinction.

Belief in Evolution Promotes Tolerance

Belief in evolution makes us more tolerant of those who seem different from ourselves. Find out how a new study confirms this and encourages teaching evolution in the classroom.