The relationship between humans and our environment is different than with most organisms: we have the intelligence to bend our surroundings to our will, and to shape organisms to our needs. In the coming years, the tools we have to do so will cause us to impact the environment even more. We are changing the world we live in, and as it changes, we will need to adapt to new surroundings. Continue reading to discover some of the fascinating and wonderful abilities hidden in the natural world, and how they may allow us to make our impact a positive one.
It’s easy to feel powerless as we watch global environments be destroyed by our impacts. Thankfully, there are scientists out there dedicated to reversing some of that damage: and sometimes it requires getting their hands a little bit dirty. Join Brianne as she discusses what it’s like to be a restoration ecologist, and what you can do to help.
You may not have heard of it, but it’s a term you need to know. Learn about one of the biggest challenges that environmental scientists and the environment as a whole face today.
Greenhouse gases like methane represent one of the most significant threats to the environment today. However, a little-understood bacteria may be the key to preserving, and even repairing, our atmosphere and our planet.
Increasing concerns about global climate change have mobilized protests all around Europe. See how our friends across the pond are motivating policy-makers.
Learn how the workings of a tiny, powerful hunter are shaping the world around you, and not always in a good way.
The lack of clean water presents a huge problem to global communities. Check out this article to see what we’re doing about it.
Dive in to some of the ways that algae is changing industry, and what we can expect to see in the coming years.