Reforestation Plans Require More than Saying “Plant More Trees”

Reforestation plans play a central role in global strategies to solve the climate crisis. Find out why simply getting millions of saplings into the ground doesn’t deliver long-term success.

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.

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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.

The Sixth Extinction Front Cover of Book

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – A Review

The Sixth Extinction’ by Elizabeth Kolbert is an overview of past and present mass extinctions. Discover why many scientists believe that humans are causing a new era of mass extinction today. (5:30 min read)

Making Peace with Nature - Women Tending Large Garden

‘Making Peace with Nature’ Report Offers Sustainable Blueprint

‘Making Peace with Nature’ is the title of a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Discover how it lays out a blueprint for solving our climate, biodiversity and pollution challenges.(4:30 min read)

Animal Movement - Elk Herd Crossing River

Animal Movement Disruptions Threaten Biodiversity

Animal movement changes are the result of human disruption of ecosystems. Discover why these changes pose a threat to species survival and to global biodiversity. (3:30 min read)