Developing crops for resistance: a path towards food security

Climate change has started to impact agriculture, and therefore our ability to maintain food production for the future. Food security is a complex issue that should be tackled from various fronts. As a recent article points out, developing and widening the production of crops that can resist environmental stressors can be an essential part of the solution.

Josefina Cobian
October 29, 2019
Back to the Future and Beyond with Climate Scientist Linda Sohl

A conversation with NASA paleoclimatologist Dr. Linda Sohl.

Blanca Begert
October 22, 2019
New development in the Galápagos nest-building market: Darwin’s finches surprise scientists

Darwin’s finches are the poster child for evolution. As the focal subject of numerous studies since the 19th century, we thought we knew everything about these birds—until now. A new study shows that the birds may be major players in a newly discovered form of seed dispersal via nests.

Elizabeth Tokarz
October 15, 2019
When Disaster Looms, Take a Hard Look at Soft Mitigation

Hard infrastructure, like sea walls and levees, prevent damage from smaller hazards but increase vulnerability to larger ones. The next generation of disaster prevention should focus on soft strategies like community preparedness.

Jack Rusk
October 8, 2019