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.
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for animals.
According to a new estimate, reducing ozone pollution has saved 1.5 billion birds over the past 40 years.
It's time to design conservation policies that are as dynamic as nature is.
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions
Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked to the recent surge of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
The world needs a standard tool to compare species conservation efforts. An international team just built one.
The STAR metric shows how much a given action can prevent biodiversity loss. The higher the score, the higher the potential to reduce extinctions
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
We’ve built enough fences to stretch to the sun—but still don’t understand their effects here on Earth
In a recent paper, researchers argue it's time for a new field: fence ecology.
A research team found that 33% of the North American mammals they studied were negatively affected by human activity; whereas 58% were positively affected.
Trying to make nature valuable has had a disappointing track record.