We’ve found a way to help endangered eels overcome dams and weirs

Researchers say eel tiles offer conservationists a new fish passage solution that could slow down the population decrease of the European eel.

Catherine Wilson, Professor in Environmental Hydraulics, Cardiff University • conversation
today ~6 min

How DNA analysis of our rivers and lakes can reveal new secrets about their biodiversity

Our research suggests environmental DNA analysis could transform traditional ways of monitoring freshwater ecosystems.

Simon Creer, Professor in Molecular Ecology, Bangor University • conversation
June 13, 2024 ~8 min

Making climate models relevant for local decision-makers

A new downscaling method leverages machine learning to speed up climate model simulations at finer resolutions, making them usable on local levels.

Paige Colley | EAPS • mit
June 11, 2024 ~6 min

Simply looking at greenery can boost mental health – new research

You can choose where to look during your daily commute.

Whitney Fleming, Lecturer, School of Environmental & Natural Sciences., Bangor University • conversation
June 11, 2024 ~5 min

Cities contain pockets of nature – our study shows which species are most tolerant of urbanization

Even in a concrete jungle like Los Angeles, wild species show up in surprising places. New research identifies the types of wildlife that best tolerate urban development.

Morgan Tingley, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
June 6, 2024 ~9 min

The UK’s nature restoration plans have some big holes – here’s how to fill them

Top conservation scientists demand a legally-binding requirement to reverse biodiversity loss at home and overseas.

Nathalie Pettorelli, Professor, Conservation Biology, Zoological Society of London • conversation
June 5, 2024 ~6 min

With a record-breaking 2024 Atlantic hurricane forecast, here’s how scientists are helping Caribbean communities adapt to a warming world

Hardening electric transmission systems and monitoring ocean temperatures are two key priorities.

Jorge González-Cruz, Professor of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York • conversation
June 5, 2024 ~8 min

Four photos that show the potential of rewilding nature

Rewilding is about finding ways to let nature thrive and regenerate. Around the world, cities and community projects are doing just that.

David Gelsthorpe, Curator of Earth Sciences, University of Manchester • conversation
June 4, 2024 ~7 min

Returning a 170-year-old preserved lizard to Jamaica is a step toward redressing colonial harms

Not all reparations involve money. Returning unique scientific resources is also a way of showing respect and righting past harms.

Thera Edwards, Lecturer in Geography and Map Curator, The University of the West Indies • conversation
June 3, 2024 ~11 min

We dropped over 8,000 pieces of litter into a fake river to fight plastic pollution

Understanding how plastic pollution moves in rivers is key to effective cleanup strategies.

Daniel Valero, Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, Imperial College London • conversation
May 23, 2024 ~5 min