It sounds like an adorable conservation idea: Create “bee hotels” where threatened native pollinators can nest and boost their numbers.
Parasites, viruses, and all manner of pestilence are thought to play a major role in the dramatic ongoing declines of both wild bees and managed honeybee hives.
When a country goes into economic freefall, the resulting chaos can trigger a host of environmental changes.
No-take marine reserves, which restrict fishing in a certain area, give struggling fish populations a reprieve and boost biodiversity.
In May 2009, villagers armed with torches chased elephants off a cliff in West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Six elephants died, including a calf that was stabbed after falling.
Farmers often douse their fields in herbicides to clear the area of weeds.
Beavers are a boon to the environment: Their dams create ponds that provide homes for birds, amphibians, and other critters.
Brandom Keim reviews George Monbiot’s Feral
If you’ve noticed some new birds flitting around your backyard feeder, you’re probably not alone.
We’re used to sharing our cities with pigeons, ants, and the occasional skunk.