Shedding Light on Stream Daylighting

    In cities around the world, there are vast networks of streams hidden below the ground surface. Through a process called daylighting, some cities are looking to rediscover these buried urban waterways. A new study provides a window into this hidden side of cities and tracks how daylighting affects the ecology and water quality of a stream in Norway. 

    Grace Hilbert

    June 30, 2022
    More than an Eyesore: Plastic Pollution’s Contribution to Global Greenhouse Gas Emission

    Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental stressors of our generation. However, its most damaging impact is invisible to the human eye. Oceanographer Dr. Sarah-Jeanne Royer explains how plastic pollution contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. 

    Liz Plascencia

    June 23, 2022
    Coastal Wetland Conservation: Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change

    Conserving tidal wetlands, such as mangroves and saltmarsh ecosystems, can mitigate the risks of coastal flooding and sea level rise associated with climate change. Nature- based solutions can benefit 40% of the world’s population that are exposed to sea level rise by mitigating storm surges and reducing the impact of waves and shoreline erosion. 

    Kristina Rodriguez

    June 22, 2022
    Children pay the price for mountaintop removal

    From a distance, it sounds like thunder. Explosive charges blast five hundred feet or more of bedrock from mountain peaks across Appalachia. New research highlights how mountaintop removal can harm Appalachia’s children, not just its landscape.  

    Robin Happel

    June 21, 2022
Partnering with mothers highlights culturally significant pathways to reduce hunger in First Nation families

Indigenous families in Canada disproportionately lack access to affordable and nutritious food. An eight-year study interviews First Nation mothers in and around London, Ontario to highlight the unique social, cultural, and historical challenges that Indigenous families face.     

Elizabeth Himschoot
June 8, 2022
Tools to Confront Oppression in the Study of Nature

Ecology - the study of connections in the natural world - needs globally diverse voices to combat the historical impact of colonialism on scientific knowledge.

Isaac Merson
June 3, 2022
Coexistence on the plateau: Tibetan pastoralists help study and conserve snow leopards in China

Tibetan pastoralists and snow leopards have a long history of coexistence on the Tibet Plateau. Researchers recognize the essential role that pastoralists play in conserving China’s snow leopards and propose a global framework to involve local communities in conservation. 

Anna Yue Yu
May 23, 2022
Kelp Can Help: Kelp Forests Reveal Hidden Potential for Blue Carbon Sequestration

Blue carbon is the organic carbon that is captured and stored in coastal vegetated ecosystems. Most blue carbon budgets focus on tidal salt marshes, seagrass meadows, and mangrove forests. A new study looks to the once overlooked “hidden forests” of kelp to quantify its blue carbon potential. 

Liz Plascencia
May 2, 2022