Keeping Up with the Carnivores

Biological research tracks predatory carnivores, who are increasingly veering into North American cities.
Grassy Lake in the John Muir Wilderness

The Wilderness Act Celebrates its 50th Birthday

The federal Wilderness Act was signed 50 years ago.

A Historic Look at Climate Change Research

Plant ecologist Charles F. Cooper wrote prescient and succinct words on the topic of climate change back in 1978.

Is Beef Really Worse for the Environment Than Driving?

What’s the single biggest action a person can take to reduce their personal impact on climate change? It would seem that the answer is to eat less beef.
Tami Bond, Photographed at University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, September 6th, 2014.

MacArthur Fellow Tami Bond studies the “Dark Horse” of Climate Change

Environmental engineer and newly-minted MacArthur Fellow Tami Bond is an expert on "black carbon."

Salmon and Agriculture Compete in the California Drought

California’s prolonged drought is leading to bitter competition for water supplies between fish and agriculture.
Rear view of an adventurous couple walking on a forest trail in the sunlight

Go Outside, It’s Good for You

If E.O. Wilson is right, that our love of nature is innate, what does it mean to be cloistering ourselves inside, away from it?