Storms of Extinction

Entire populations of Antarctic seabirds are failing to breed due to extreme, climate-change-related snowstorms.

Making Beelines

Bees follow linear landmarks to find their way home, just like the first pilots.

Dirty Hearts

Across California, long-term PM2.5 exposure has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart disease, with the greatest harms impacting under-resourced communities.

Tasting Geckos

Geckos can use their tongue to differentiate their own odour from that of other members of their species.

Exotic Dangers in the Urban Forest

Small perching birds, such as blue and great tits, avoid breeding in urban areas where there are many non-native trees. Their chicks also weigh less the more non-native trees there are in the vicinity of the nest.

Vanishing Stripes

COVID-19 lockdowns have been used to show that vehicle traffic on major roads impedes tiger movements, but also that tigers can respond quickly to reductions in human pressures.

Cut out the Fireworks

Popular fireworks should be replaced with cleaner drone and laser light shows to avoid the highly damaging impact on wildlife, domestic pets, and the broader environment.

Gardeners of the Forest

If elephants, which are already critically endangered, become extinct, the Central and West African rain forest – the second largest on Earth – would lose 6-9% of its ability to capture atmospheric carbon, exacerbating planetary warming.

Unnecessary Deaths by Fire

Each year, 20,000 premature deaths in the United States are caused by the smoke from human-ignited fires.

A Lungful of Flying Lead

Children living near a small airport in Santa Clara County, California have been found to have concerning levels of the poisonous metal lead in their blood.