This fish could help corals recover rather than collapse

This fish could help corals recover rather than collapse

In the struggle to save corals from climate change, reef-dwelling animals don’t get much attention. Scientists tend to focus on the corals themselves — breeding more-resilient species, seeding new reefs, halting pollution and development that add to the stresses of...
Could rewilding help prevent big wildfires?

Could rewilding help prevent big wildfires?

About 15,000 years ago, as Earth warmed and humans proliferated, a wave of extinctions occurred. Sloths the size of moving trucks, bison and deer who dwarfed their modern counterparts, giant kangaroos, mammoths. On and on the list goes, a menagerie of fantastic...
The suburbs may have more mammals than you think

The suburbs may have more mammals than you think

According to a much-publicized and much-lamented recent estimate of humanity’s toll on our warm-blooded kin, it will take several million for evolution to generate as many new mammal species as we’ve driven extinct. It’s profoundly tragic — yet if our legacy seems...
The missing turtles of the Anthropocene

The missing turtles of the Anthropocene

When one thinks of Anthropocene signifiers—the things that distant-future archaeologists will recognize as markers of how Earth’s basic processes took on a distinctly human tint—it’s usually novelties that come to mind. Things that, for better or worse, have been...