Building bridges between conservationists and cat people

Building bridges between conservationists and cat people

Few conservation issues are more polarizing than the impact of free-ranging domestic cats on wild animals, particularly birds. The debate’s extremes can veer between my-sweet-Fluffy-doesn’t-kill! denialism and by-any-means-necessary demonization—but somewhere between...
Are dingoes just feral dogs?

Are dingoes just feral dogs?

Australia’s dingoes are both iconic and shrouded in mystery: were the dogs’ ancestors, introduced to the continent at least 5,000 years ago by unknown Asian seafarers, domesticated? Should modern-day dingoes be considered feral or wild, just another dog or a species...
Urban “wastelands” are a paradise for bees

Urban “wastelands” are a paradise for bees

A growing appreciation of how bees can thrive in urban environments has led many city dwellers to protect their habitat. Pollinator gardens are a regular feature of neighborhoods and schools; parks and nature sanctuaries are managed with bees in mind. Yet one...
Could driverless cars reduce light pollution?

Could driverless cars reduce light pollution?

Within the next several decades, most of the industrialized world’s cars and trucks could be replaced by autonomous vehicles. That transformation may provide an opportunity to fix some of what’s now broken with modern transportation—including, perhaps, light...

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