New research documents ongoing northward range expansion of the common Virginia opossum—and one unlucky opossum in particular.
Current commitments won’t meet the Paris Agreement’s aspirational goals of limiting temperature—and that could make the world a degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather.
Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, report researchers. That persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats.
Most of us don’t think much about soil, let alone its health. But as Earth Day approaches, it’s time to recommend some skin care for Mother Nature. Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity’s best options for making progress on three daunting challenges: Feeding everyone, weathering climate change and conserving biodiversity.
Restoring both predator and prey populations at once may work better than taking the “if you build it, they will come” approach.