Jamaica’s abandoned plantations provide a rare look at long-term forest recovery
A priceless set of historic maps is giving ecologists unique insights into how tropical forests bounce back
Is autocracy better for trees?
It’s a long-running debate in certain circles: does having the ballot benefit the bees and the butterflies? Or would a dictator do a better job of protecting
More trees equals less wind
The ecological tradeoffs of scaling up blue power
The Sound of Oceans Warming by Alan Burdick.
Old mines generate new energy
Abandoned mines have long been a favorite backdrop for movie makers and adventure writers.
Aging populations curb CO2 emissions
Here’s a climate-change solution to ponder: wrinkles. An aging population could substantially reduce future emissions—according to a recent analysis.
Humanity appears to be ushering in a new age of minifauna—a kind of Lilliputian world full of runts and dwarves. By David Malakoff.
Stewart Brand reviews Powering the Dream by Alexis Madrigal.
Drop anchor or drift away? The threat of sea-level rise is forcing the island nation of the Maldives to confront an obliterated future—and all options for survival are on the table