Scientists believe humans are causing a sixth mass extinction like the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Biodiversity is also declining at rapid rates, according to the latest research.
Pleistocene rewilding aims to reclaim the natural world and restore it to how humans found it over 10,000 years ago. Is this a good idea?
What role does water play in life and what would happen if we were to lose it or it didn't exist? There are already parts of the world where we can see how life would change, if there were no water. This article explores it further.
Learn how bird feeders impact wild birds and the environment so you understand the good and bad aspects of feeding the birds in your garden or yard.
This article offers a list of 10 lakes or seas that are in danger of drying out to a great extent or disappearing entirely in a period of decades or years.
An evaluation of a highly influential work in theoretical food web ecology--sure, it's been successful, but would science philosopher Karl Popper have liked it? Can generative models of ecological networks use "strong inference" as defined by J.R. Platt? I investigate.
Have humans negatively affected the earth's water cycle? If so, what can we do to reverse it? Here are some interesting facts about the water cycle you may not have learned in school, some of which might help you answer.
Commercial farming of one of the world’s most popular types of seafood is causing environmental degradation on a large scale and is a potential source of health issues.
Saving honey bees from colony collapse may be more complex than we thought, because, once the delicate balance of a hive is upset, it is not an easy task to correct.
A light-hearted analysis of my home parking lot "habitat" as an ecological community and a satire on ecological jargon.
Landfills are the method of choice for disposing of the world's garbage. By means of a comprehensive chart, you will be able to learn about fifteen of the largest landfills in the world.
In our bodies, microbiota like bacteria outnumber our human cells 10 to 1. Yet, we know almost nothing about our microbiome and how it reacts to "disturbances" such as starvation. I take a research paper style approach to discussing what we expect given our understanding of "macrobiotic" ecosystems.
There are many extinct animals that once lived in the rainforest, and many more that are endangered. We, who have the best capability of protecting these animals, should take actions to preserve life.