Biophony

Biophony

LANGUAGE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE Biophony Soundscape ecology plunges us into a wilder world beyond the mundane and merely visual By Bernie Krause When I first wandered into a forest with a recorder and a pair of microphones, in 1968, I was scared to death and literally...
An Internet of Wings

An Internet of Wings

IDEA WATCH  JULY 2017 An Internet of Wings Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic By Jane C. Hu Renowned naturalist John James Audubon noticed that each winter, local birds disappeared for a few...
The residential macrosystem

The residential macrosystem

IDEA WATCH 6•21•17 The Residential Macrosystem Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes By Courtney Humphries Cities around the United States are setting ambitious environmental goals to boost their tree canopy, clean up waterways, and...
Why citizen science may shine, even in Trump’s world

Why citizen science may shine, even in Trump’s world

IDEA WATCH  1•17•17 Why citizen science may shine, even in Trump’s world By Mary Ellen Hannibal As we brace for fresh environmental onslaughts to be leveled by the incoming administration, a sleeper cell in the federal government itself may just provide resistance—and...