Ecology Archives - State of the Planet

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Biomimicry 101: Nature and the College Freshman

Sustainable development student Isabelle Seckler explains how nature taught her the most important lessons she has learned all year.

by Isabelle Seckler |May 25, 2020
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Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery Should Harness the Benefits of Nature and Conservation

As the theme for the International Day of Biodiversity states, “Our solutions are in nature.”

by Brighton Kaoma, Alice Ruhweza, and Jeff Worden |May 22, 2020

Shrinking Snowcaps Fuel Harmful Algal Blooms in Arabian Sea

Driven by changing climate, a uniquely resilient organism is taking over the Arabian Sea, disrupting food chains, fisheries, oil refineries and water desalination plants.

by |May 4, 2020

We Were So Young and Naive. And We Got Things Done.

A journalist looks back on his efforts to cover the first Earth Day.

by |April 21, 2020
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What the First Earth Day Achieved

And what we can learn from its success.

by |April 21, 2020

Earth Day: How to Celebrate While You’re Sheltering in Place

There are many ways to get involved, take action, or simply marvel at the beauty of our planet, all without leaving your home or neighborhood.

by |April 17, 2020

American Robins Now Migrate 12 Days Earlier Than in 1994

New GPS data show birds adjust to shifting snow conditions as climate warms

by |April 1, 2020
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Reflections on COVID-19 and Our Destruction of Nature

The coronavirus pandemic provides mandatory lessons in sustainability.

by Radhika Iyengar |March 31, 2020

Understanding Our Interconnected World and COVID-19

We need to develop the technologies, organizational capacities and institutional framework that enable people to be safe in this new world.

by |March 16, 2020
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No ‘Space’ for Earth in Newly Released Presidential Budget

While the proposal boosts NASA’s budget to explore other worlds, what about the one we’ve already got?

by Sophie Capshaw-Mack |February 12, 2020