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.
Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
We know that nature experiences can change environmental behavior—but it turns out those experiences don’t have to be real.
Welcome to the brave new world of artificial intelligence for conservation
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.
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
Less frequent laundering may not offset the additional environmental impacts of using antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in textiles.
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.
Researchers recruited an army of citizen scientists to record and log frog calls before and after Australian wildfires