Understanding the full impacts of warming requires factoring in the complexity of ecosystems
They’re important for agriculture, but they’re not so good for the environment
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from the United Arab Emirates about the the first interplanetary mission by an Arab country.
Members of the International Coral Reef Initiative have agreed on the steps we must take. Now governments have to act
The world’s most endangered primate is only the latest example of an arboreal animal benefiting from this simple yet effective conservation solution
A new method to measure corals’ heat tolerance on-site could speed up conservation efforts
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti and associate editor Andrea Thompson talk about this election and the future of U.S. energy research and policy.
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti talks about how this election will affect environmental science and policy.
Scientific American’s associate editor for sustainability Andrea Thompson talks about how climate science and policy will be affected by this election.
Countries are debating proposed marine reserves that could help protect this key source of food for other species
A high mountain in China turns into a safe haven for the declining insects
Planners returned water to the dry bed of Arizona’s Santa Cruz River in 2019, and various species began showing up on the same day.
From mammals to mollusks, animals living among humans lose their antipredator behaviors.
Blue whales off California’s coast sing at night—until it’s time to start migrating, and they switch to daytime song.
Seismic surveys looking for oil and gas deposits are interfering with cetacean communication, likely stressing the marine mammals
The so-called 30 by 30 plan would protect 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters from development by 2030
The disappearance of their predators in a disturbed ecosystem has turned Atlantic forest sloths from night creatures to day adventurers.
More than one third of all reptile species, including highly endangered ones, are sold internationally, primarily as pets
The massive Asian version is running out of habitat, raiding farms, and killing the occasional human
A new way of measuring the temperature of the seas could fill in gaps left by limited direct monitoring