Jason G. Goldman

Pikas have some fight in them yet

Because they have a fairly low tolerance for heat, pikas have often been thought of as sentinel species when it comes to climate change. In some of the warmer parts of their native range, they’re already extirpated. But these hardy creatures just might have a few tricks up their sleeves.

Plastics are invading your salt shakers

Microplastics have infiltrated our oceans and can now be found in a wide variety of marine critters, including the ones we eat. Microplastics might also find their way into sea salt since, well, it comes from the sea.