In this new epoch, human influence is ubiquitous in the natural world. Coverage of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems in Anthropocene magazine takes a critical look at humans’ changing relationship with the natural world—and ways to promote biodiversity in the novel ecosystems we’ve created.
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 even resilience—in the face of it.
The question “What makes us human?” is typically answered in terms of differences. The traits proposed to define us—tool use, language, empathy, and so on—assume that humanity’s essence resides in what sets us apart from other beings.
Armed with low-cost surveillance technologies, nonprofits aided by “citizen spies” are tracking fracking in Pennsylvania, flaring in North Dakota, and rogue fishing around Easter Island
Here's how we avoided the worst of zoonotic diseases
A new analysis complicates a popular metric of biodiversity decline.
Researchers in Malaysia found that native wild pigs can be accidental tropical forest gardeners, giving rarer, local species a leg up
They transplanted native crabs to degraded coral reefs patches to help clear out the seaweed. It worked better than they imagined.
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions
In the past, forest restoration could be informed by what once was. Now we have to make hard decisions about what we’re working toward.
Researchers quantified nectar supply in rural and urban areas and found the scale of production in city gardens overwhelming