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
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 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 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.
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)
Our Global Food System inspired a report from the UN Environmental Program. Find out why our food issues are as important as green energy to our future. (4:30 min read)
Soil animal biomass is declining as tiny organisms get smaller and scarcer. Find out why this poses a threat to our global food system. (4:30 read time)
Wind turbines cut carbon emissions, but they’re unpopular with community groups and environmentalists. Find out why this is more about trust than science. (4:30 min read)
Invasive alien species have been a problem for generations. Find out why a new international study warns that the issue is more urgent than ever. (4:30 min read time)
Biodiversity targets played a significant role in two statements from Canada’s prime minister this week. Find out why those statements ring hollow. (5:30 min read)