pink colored squid sits on the sandy bottom of ocean floor

A squid biologist takes to the streets — and Skype — to share scientific knowledge.

pink colored squid sits on the sandy bottom of ocean floor

A squid biologist takes to the streets — and Skype — to share scientific knowledge.

TOP STORIES

Cars driving on the road with a sign on highway for extreme heat

New solutions are being tested to combat health risks from heat waves, particularly in urban “heat islands.”

cellphone taking photo of flower

The COVID-19 pandemic gave me a chance to put down my paper field guides and test my preconceptions about some popular digital tools.

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HEADLINES

dam on river

Human activities have imperiled our waterways — along with almost one-third of freshwater fish and many other aquatic species.

A person uses binoculars to look out at a sunset

Don’t miss these environmental news stories about innovative laws, rising renewables and a “climate king.”

Woman bending in snow to put in marker flags

“We’re training a workforce of solar warriors,” says the cofounder of Indigenized Energy Initiative.

bike and pedestrian crossing sign in floodwaters

We can’t — and shouldn’t — hide from the reality of multiple ecological and social crises, say the authors of a new book.

angel shark in sandy ocean bottom

Saving endangered species sometimes means knowing where they used to live — before scientists started studying them. For that, we need historical ecologists.

Top of hoover dam with lake mead behind it showing fallen water level

Lost in much of the coverage of the region’s water woes is the ecological crisis caused by prolonged drought, climate warming and development.

small buildings along a coast line with aqua sea and blue sky

Many nations have created or promised to create marine protected areas, but they don’t all carry the same level of protections.

collage of book covers

Winged wonders get the spotlight in these new environmental books covering our relationship with nature.

A storm system gathers over the Gulf Coast

An upcoming project would change the flow of the Mississippi River and its sediment to make up for land the coast is losing due to climate change and sea-level rise.