Biodiversity Stories

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.

AI can help build kinder, gentler dams

As dam construction takes off, scientists use powerful computers to help find the optimal balance between power generation and environmental damage in the Amazon.

Tucurui Dam

An Internet of Wings

Researchers will track migratory animals from the International Space Station to predict the next pandemic

Tracking animals using DNA they leave in the air.

Scientists wielding DNA "vacuums" could sniff out animals living nearby - even hundreds of meters away. The development raises the possibility of tracking biodiversity through DNA floating in the air.

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