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The fate of a century-old partnership between humans and dolphins

Humans’ interactions with nature have been the key to our global ecological success. But such interactions are typically one-sided—humans gain the largest benefits; nature pays the larger cost—thereby fueling the current global ecological crisis. Compared to the widespread escalating human-wildlife conflicts, interactions that benefit both... click to read more

Views 2220
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 4, 2023
Prickly prospects for cacti under climate change

Negative human impacts on nature have resulted in what some have come to call a new mass extinction event. The effects of direct processes such as habitat destruction and poaching are relatively easy to understand. The results of more gradual, indirect factors like climate change... click to read more

Views 2764
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 14, 2023
Cities threaten global biodiversity but could also help sustain it

 The world is in the midst of a biodiversity crisis. Our actions threaten more plant and animal species with extinction than ever before, driven by habitat loss and overexploitation of the world’s resources.  Over the next 30 years cities are set to become a vital... click to read more

  • Rohan Simkin | Doctoral Candidate at Yale School of the Environment
Views 1768
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 1, 2023
Ships with hitchhiking critters connect Antarctica to the rest of the world

Antarctica may seem like it is cut off from the rest of the world but in our modern, globalized world Antarctica is connected to all of us, everywhere, via ships. For millions of years Antarctica was unreachable for most marine animals and seaweeds who are... click to read more

  • Arlie McCarthy | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity at the University of Oldenburg (HIFMB), Oldenburg, Germany; Downing College, University of Cambrige, Regent Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Views 2514
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 8, 2022
All is not lost for biodiversity

The status of life on Earth is of fundamental scientific interest and societal importance. Based on media headlines, one might believe that we have already lost the majority of wildlife across the world, with bold headlines indicating “Wildlife has declined 68% since 1970” and “Human... click to read more

  • Brian Leung | Associate professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Anna L. Hargreaves | Assistant Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Dan A. Greenberg | Research Associate at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Views 2483
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 24, 2022