Strides in computer power and artificial intelligence have enabled scientists to gauge the almost unimaginable scale of nighttime migrations—more than 700 million birds on some nights in the US.
Crunching the numbers, researchers found that turning the western U.S. into an electrified net zero hub is technically feasible, affordable—and perhaps even environmentally sustainable.
In a wide-ranging study, scientists tracked how 27,000 waterbird populations fared in 1,500 protected areas—compared to similar unprotected areas . Their results are instructive.
Scientists use satellites to track deforestation in forest reserves around the world, and to learn what factors make for stronger protections.
Researchers recruited an army of citizen scientists to record and log frog calls before and after Australian wildfires
Scientists took a crack at the question of whether human celebrity translates to non-human celebrity. Their findings are intriguing.
Big herbivores could help save the tundra from rising heat and shrinking ice—if they can survive themselves
Scientists in Greenland found that tundra vegetation fares better when caribou and muskoxen are around to dine on encroaching, heat-loving shrubs
Scientists audited the capacity of U.S. nurseries to grow enough seedlings for ecologically-minded tree planting campaigns. The results were not pretty.
Scientists are just beginning to discover the transformative power these herbivorous behemoths wield.