Environmental Science and Policy students analyze legislation meant to save North Atlantic right whales from extinction.
Ecology Archives - State of the Planet
Centuries-old trees on a peninsula near New York City could provide an important record of past storms. Researchers recently traveled there to sample the trees before they are wiped out by rising seas and powerful storms.
In a recent talk, a visiting scholar argued that Earth’s energy balance is out of whack, and it’s up to humanity to fix it.
Kevin Griffin uses remote sensing to track the daily rhythms of trees. His work is helping to bring tree biology to life for students and the general public.
State-led oil and gas exploration is causing social and environmental protests to flare up in areas that have just begun to recover from the long and costly path to peace.
This summer, the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates gave students an in-depth look at the food systems in and around NYC.
A paleoecologist explains why it’s actually a bad idea to “drain the swamp.”
A climate scientist answers readers’ questions about an initiative that would plant a vast wall of trees to combat the effects of climate change.
As salmon suffer in Alaska’s warming snow- and rain-fed rivers, some scientists are looking to glaciers to predict the future of these fish.
A new study compares how 14 types of green infrastructure contribute to 22 potential benefits for urban communities.