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Annual Flood Damage to Property Exceeds $730 Billion. Mangroves Offer Solutions.

Hurricanes and tropical storms are estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than US$50 billion yearly in damage from winds and flooding. And as...

How Microbes Can Help Clean Up Toxic Electronic Waste

If you were to stack up all the electronic waste produced annually around the world it would weigh as much as all the commercial...

10 Ways that Trump’s EPA Has Made Life More Toxic

From the beginning, the Trump administration has aggressively slashed environmental regulations. A New York Times analysis identified 100 environmental protections that have been reversed or are...

John Muir’s Writing Demonstrated Scientific Acumen – and Much More

John Muir's Literary Science The writings of the Scottish-born American naturalist John Muir are known for their scientific acumen as well as for their rhapsodic...

How Darwin and a Trip to Sri Lanka Shaped the Views of a 19th Century Biologist

Human Forms in Nature – Ernst Haeckel's Trip to South Asia and Its Aftermath An early promoter and populariser of Darwin's evolutionary theory, the German...

In the Age of Climate Change, Coastal Mangroves Are Saviors

Mangroves could help save us from climate change, but climate change is killing mangroves. Coastal mangrove forests help protect communities and habitats from storm surges,...

It Wasn’t Just the Galápagos Finches; Polar Bears also Shaped Evolutionary Theory

Musings upon the whys and wherefores of polar bears, particularly in relation to their forest-dwelling cousins, played an important but often overlooked role in...

The World’s Population and Power Structures Are Changing; Here’s What to Expect

This century will see massive shifts in the global population, economies, and power structures. A lot of the predictions we hear about the future involve...

The Key to Protecting Wildlife? Preserve Ecological Networks and Wildlife Corridors

In the fight against biodiversity loss, connectivity is key. People have been raising the alarm over habitat and biodiversity loss for decades, but solutions...

How Environmental Orgs Can Bridge Our Racial and Cultural Divides

Environmental organizations have the potential to cultivate genuine inclusivity. As a child growing up in Los Angeles, Erynn Castellanos would spend hours exploring her grandmother’s...

This Town in Japan Set a Goal to Be Zero Waste by 2020

Kamikatsu famously declared its goal was to go waste-free by 2020, but it didn’t quite get there. Their experience shows we can’t move further...

People Are Depressed, but Parks Lift Our Spirits, Says Twitter Data

Twitter posts show that people are profoundly sad, but they're visiting parks to cheer up. The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is the deepest...
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