ecologic

BEF-China's experimental site/Photo by UZH
Does species richness impact how effectively a forest can absorb excess carbon? A three-country, eight-year study (finally) has answers.
Endless bottle caps as plastic pollution/NOAA Photo Library
Strong winds break up plastic patches in the Great Lakes, leading researchers (and clean up crews) to target shorelines.
Che Cu Nha commune in Vietnam/Doan Tuan on Unsplash
Can we manage landscapes effectively to balance agriculture and nature conservation?
Common starling/Pierre-Selim CC BY-SA 2.0
Antidepressants are being increasingly found to influence animal behaviour. Now, technology is helping researchers understand just how deep those impacts are.
Tourists take a selfie in Marin County, California/F. Delventhal
Can mining social media data help conservationists discover regions where wildlife may face added stress from tourists? Apparently.
Rail cars on the move in Dickinson, North Dakota. (NNDOT. 2011.)
Oil and gas spills are costly for the environment and taxpayers alike. But what if the soil, given time, can heal itself?
Tourists at Hawaii Kai Beach. (Photo by Marufish. 2004) CC BY-SA
With chemical ingredients in sunscreen bleaching coral, we take a deep dive into how sunscreen is breaking reef ecosystems.
Study co-author Rina Mandimbiniaina entering data. (S. Rakotonarivo)
Forest conservation programs that compensate local populations can become effective carbon sinks. But are developed nations paying their fair share?
Asian carp
The Invasive Asian Carp are currently swimming 122km from the Great Lakes. They could be detrimental to the water system, but it might not be as bad as we expect.
Canadian Rocky Mountain Ranch by Gonzalo Pineda Zuniga | Flickr
Taking a page from the history book can benefit climate change research.
Climate fund would invest in transit (photo: Angers, France / Chris Winter)
An Ontario carbon tax is a viable option – let's make this happen.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Protest at Tufts University
Only engaging – not shaming – will cut us loose from carbon.
Woman and man having a conversation on the street.
Three tips for steering the conversation in the right direction.

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