A forest in Maine

Forests as Fuel: Is Bioenergy Carbon Neutral?

Can using forest harvests for biofuel be carbon neutral? A case study of the Northern Forest appears to say "no."
The influential physicist, Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu in 1958

The Famous and Forgotten Women of STEM

The Editors have compiled their favorite pieces highlighting the many overlooked contributions of women in STEM.
Green-Wood Cemetery with Manhattan in background

Restoration in the Heart of the City

Green-Wood cemetery in New York City is also a site of urban grassland management and restoration, an effort to mitigate its contributions to climate change.
Polar bear and cubs

Are Polar Bears Altruistic or Just Bad At Math?

Polar bear mothers are known to adopt and raise cubs from non-related litters. Why do they make a multi-year commitment to do it?
blue aerial view of Chicago streets with red flashes that indicate gun shots

What Happens When Police Use AI to Predict and Prevent Crime?

With the dawn of artificial intelligence, a slew of new machine learning tools promise to help protect us with data.
Cretan rockrose

Plant of the Month: Cretan Rockrose

Cretan rockrose has been used as a medicine for millennia. Its unusual harvesting methods were documented by the ancient historian Herodotus.
Flaring off gas at the Flotta oil terminal on the Island of Flotta in the Orkney's Scotland

Marketed as Natural, this Gas is Complicated

The substitution of natural gas for coal is not a simple matter. The same concerns about climate and environment remain, along with new impacts.
Edward Jenner vaccinating a young child, held by its mother

The National Vaccine Institute and Vaccination For All

The early US fight against smallpox was helped by the establishment of the National Vaccine Institute, an agency that wouldn't survive government mistrust.
A broken heart illustration

Only Love Can Break Your Heart?

Broken heart syndrome, or Takotsubo syndrome, is thought to be caused by stress. It seems to be on the increase during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canopy gaps in a forest

Canopy Gaps Define Growth in the Forest

Gaps in the forest canopy can reveal important information, and result in regeneration.