Ecotourism may threaten predators and boost rodents
The mice come out to play when humans send the big cats running for cover. Mark Bruer reports.
Pumas significantly reduced activity and kept their distance from the sound of human voices during the study.Paul Hou...
Double trouble for invasive mosquitoes
Researchers combine techniques to reduce their chances to breed.
More than 90% of disease-carrying mosquitoes have been eliminated in a field trial in China by combining two techniqu...
It’s not just temperature damaging coral reefs
US study points the finger at nitrogen – and people. Nick Carne reports.
Nitrogen loading is as much to blame as increasing temperatures for coral bleaching in the Looe Key Reef in the lower...
Is the Blue Economy sustainable?
Australian researchers are exploring ways to create sustainable maritime industries, while also k...
“Blue Economy” has become a popular buzz word over the past decade. Drawing from the notion of a “Green Economy”, it ...
VR bringing jaguars back from the brink
Data science is helping to save threatened big cats in Peru. John Pickerell reports.
A team of Australian statisticians have built a virtual reality so conservationists can work on programs to save the ...
To help the environment, should you shop in-store or online?
Convenience and value aren’t the only variables in modern shopping, writes Fred Pearce.
Is cyber-shopping terrible for the environment? Some say yes, with all those trucks heading out into suburbia to deli...
Marine protected areas really do help
Despite the sceptics, research shows they’re a good idea.
One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (a marine protected area) produces at least five times the amoun...
Desert going green
A bird’s eye view of a massive project for change.
The Great Green Wall project, launched a decade ago, aims to improve life in Africa’s desert regions by planting a be...
Elephant poaching spikes in Botswana, endangering the species
Researchers warn illegal killing of animals could prompt population crash. Natalie Parletta reports.
A new study has found that poaching of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) for ivory has escalated in northern Bot...
Cases for not removing plastic packaging
Plastic packaging can be beneficial at reducing waste.
There has been a surge in awareness of the damage that plastic pollution does to our planet in recent years. It has s...
Australia and US lead weakening of national parks
Two million kilometres opened up to industry – and that’s not including marine sanctuaries.
Since the first national parks were created in the nineteenth century, nearly 15% of the Earth’s land surface has bee...
Save the beetles! Cut down trees!
Successful Swedish conservation strategy seems counterintuitive.
This is a rufous-shouldered longhorn beetle (Anaglyptus mysticus), which, like many other wood-living beetles that li...