Resilience: The Basics of a Concept
From the ecological to the social, “resilience” is a buzzword for our crisis-ridden age. But what is resilience exactly, and where did the idea emerge from?
This Island Is Closed for Maintenance
The Faroe Islands owe their untouched nature to their remote location and stormy climate. And to a weekend closure.
Does Organic Agriculture Contribute to Climate Change?
Organic agriculture seems like it would be better for the environment than conventional. But a new study suggests it produces more carbon dioxide.
Amoebas Are Smarter Than They Appear
Why slime molds can solve math problems that you can't.
Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes, They Can!
Livestock emit greenhouse gases. They also can sequester carbon and boost biodiversity.
The Key to Environmentally-Friendly Urban Planning
Manhattan and Dubai are both bustling, crowded cities with dense populations. So do Manhattanites have smaller ecological footprints?
Ecological Economics: An Oxymoron?
Mainstream economics has largely neglected to integrate ecological systems into its models. But the two disciplines don't have to be diametrically opposed.
What Really Happened to the Megafauna
Could humans be responsible for the extinction of megafauna like giant sloths and mastodons?
Are Our Environmental Policies Making Us Broke, Hungry, and Infertile?
Forestry wages fall, hunger is increases, and infertility may be growing because pesticide residue clings to food. Time to overhaul environmental policy?
Maybe Earthworms Aren’t So Great For Soil After All
Earthworms are often portrayed as beneficial to the environment, but in North America's temperate forests, they are a disaster in action.