For insect impersonators, timing is everything

For insect impersonators, timing is everything

Climate change brings earlier springtimes that can knock organisms out of sync with their environment and other species they depend on. Think of the snowshoe hare that still has its white winter coat even though the snow has melted, the insect pollinator that emerges...
Rewilding the city, one human body at a time

Rewilding the city, one human body at a time

Since the early 1990s, a growing number of conservationists have advocated for rewilding, a strategy in which key species are protected, introduced, or reintroduced in order to reshape an ecosystem into a less human-dominated state. The return of wolves to Yellowstone...
The bad bugs of the Anthropocene

The bad bugs of the Anthropocene

Climate change is likely to increase the prevalence of diseases transmitted by arthropods, and could even contribute to the emergence of new ones, according to two recent studies. The studies are the latest addition to a substantial body of research suggesting that a...
Greener commutes may take the edge off urban stress

Greener commutes may take the edge off urban stress

Urban life is stressful: some studies have found that mental health disorders are more common among people living in cities. Urban life is also sedentary, because many cities are designed around automobiles. On the flip side, a growing body of research suggests that...

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