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Protecting Biodiversity Requires Action at All Levels

As the U.N. gathers for a biodiversity summit, an alum reminds us that citizens’ actions and voices can make a difference, too.

by Andrés Córdova |September 29, 2020
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We Must Do Better at Managing the Wilderness that Remains

Humanity is failing at preserving biodiversity. But a book from 2006 offers inspiration and instructions on how to preserve what’s left of it.

by Marco Tedesco |September 21, 2020
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Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery Should Harness the Benefits of Nature and Conservation

As the theme for the International Day of Biodiversity states, “Our solutions are in nature.”

by Brighton Kaoma, Alice Ruhweza, and Jeff Worden |May 22, 2020

How Synthetic Biology Can Help the Environment

Artificial and modified organisms could become essential tools to fight climate change, clean up pollution, protect biodiversity, and more.

by |August 14, 2019
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Great Fish Count Nets Huge Number of Sea Creatures

The annual survey of biodiversity in New York City’s waterways had a great turnout on Saturday.

by |June 5, 2019
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Nonhuman Life Should Be Central to Sustainability Problem-Solving

A dire new U.N. report highlights the importance of including all life in our pursuit to sustain humanity.

by |May 7, 2019

Why Endangered Species Matter

The Endangered Species Act is under attack. If we don’t protect endangered species, their extinction will impact our food, water, environment and health.

by |March 26, 2019
A puffin sits on a grassy hill.

Contest Highlights Stunning Photos of Nature and Fieldwork

The contest, hosted Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology celebrates the beauty of their work.

by |February 15, 2019

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2019 and Beyond

On every continent and every ocean, Earth Institute researchers are studying climate, geology, natural hazards and other dynamics of the planet. Here is a list of projects in rough chronological order for the coming year and beyond.

by |January 24, 2019
Map of Colombia’s mining operations

End of Colombia Conflict May Bring New Threats to Ecosystems

The end of a 52-year internal conflict could spell trouble for the second most biodiverse country in the world. A new study outlines a sustainable path forward.

by |September 12, 2018