Have we unwittingly exchanged the language of the living world—the names of real plants and animals—for a vocabulary of Tony the Tigers and Geico geckos? By Carol Kaesuk Yoon.
Population growth, from an environmental viewpoint, has always seemed like an open-and-shut case. Less is more. But what if that equation has changed? By David Malakoff.
Marine reserves have proven effective in bolstering fish populations, but implementing them is often difficult.
The loss of ice shelves and glaciers in parts of Antarctica has exposed thousands of square kilometers of water, opening up new habitat for plant and animal communities that could act as car
Abandoned ship triggers hostile ecosystem takeover
Overharvesting has long been considered a contributor to frog declines, but no one had ever quantified the harvest.
Researchers build an artificial river to hone restoration technology
Scientists have figured out how to make a river meander in the lab, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Global recession linked to a spike in marine invasives
As if job losses, foreclosures, and the credit crunch weren’t enough to worry about, researchers have raised yet another possible downside of the economic crisis.