Algae: The Food of the Future of the Past
In the years following World War II, American and European food scientists hoped to feed the world with common pond scum supplemented with plastics.
Sustainability in One of the Smallest Countries
Surrounded by rising seas, island nations face particular challenges in terms of growth. How can they best assess the sustainability of future development?
Food Waste: A Persistent Problem
Even when people think wasting food is bad, they tend to toss out as much (or more) food than they eat. Can that behavior be changed?
Angry Birds: Climate Change and Avian Migration
Temperature fluctuations throughout the years are affecting bird migration and mating, with sometimes violent results.
How Can Cities Keep Water Clean Now and in the Future?
As "megacities" grow in Africa and Asia, assuring residents long-term access to clean water may require a multidisciplinary approach.
Plant of the Month: Hyacinth
A 2021 shortage of hyacinth bulbs brings to mind the long and storied history of its botanical and economic import.
Making Climate Communication Nature-Driven
How climate change is represented in popular media allows us to avoid the complex, interconnected roles humans have played to create it.
Why Aren’t There More Dogs at the Doctor’s Office?
Dogs can use their superb sense of smell to identify disease in human patients. What’s keeping them from using this ability in the healthcare industry?
Using Thoreau’s Notebooks to Understand Climate Change
Thoreau's time at Walden Pond has provided substantial data for scientists monitoring the effects of a warming climate on the area's plant life.
Cows Gone Wild: The Cattle of Heck
Returning large, wild herbivores to Europe could help maintain soil health and discourage invasive species, but these cows have some political baggage...