Ecology Archives - State of the Planet

A robin wearing a GPS tracker on its back

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

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2020 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |February 4, 2020
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Spring 2020 Workshop Will Analyze Five Environmental Challenges

Students will investigate policy or management problems faced by their clients in government and nonprofit agencies.

by Greg Hopper |January 24, 2020
Malcom Ferdinand portrait

Tackling Environmental Dilemmas Requires Integrating the Legacy of Colonialism

Why Malcom Ferdinand advocates for ecological movements to engage in the struggle against racism, and vice versa.

by Rachel Kirk |January 24, 2020
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The Next Climate Tech Breakthrough May Have Already Happened, We Just Didn’t Notice

How biomimicry and evolution can offer sustainable solutions for adaptation and resilience.

by Isabelle Seckler |January 10, 2020

Landscape Conversion and its Impacts on Biodiversity Conservation in the Middle East

Conservation initiatives in the region can only be successful when they transcend boundaries, much the same way nature itself transcends boundaries.

by |January 3, 2020
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Biodiverse Forests Better at Storing Carbon for Long Periods, Says Study

Supports policies that protect and regenerate natural forests instead of planting new ones.

by |January 3, 2020