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.
Sunken ships creates obstacles for bottom-trawling, creating a refuge for marine creatures.
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.
Offsets promise to make up for environmental damage in one place by repairing it elsewhere. But do they really work?
In the most detailed study of its kind, scientists investigated biodiversity offsets purchased by owners of one of the world’s largest nickel mines. In this case, it looks like the mining company succeeded.
Scientists discover that today’s sperm whale habitat is shaped by the ghost of human hunting, hinting at the peril of ignoring the past when working to change the planet’s future.
Scientists uncover which genes make coral more resistant to a deadly disease, another step on the road to industrial-scale coral farming.
Looking for ways to pay for forest restoration, scientists hit on a a creative strategy: support new markets for fuels and construction materials made from small trees and branches.
"This world in which significantly fewer large farms replace numerous smaller ones carries major rewards and risks for the human species and the food systems that support it," the new study says.