Hunting, fishing, farming biggest threats to wildlife

By Sean Maxwell, The University of Queensland; James Watson, The University of Queensland, and Richard Fuller, The University of Queensland  August 13, 2016 History might judge the Paris climate agreement to be a watershed for all humanity. If nations succeed in halting runaway

Human survival in danger zone, study confirms

By James Dyke, University of SouthamptonJanuary 16, 2015 The Earth’s climate has always changed. All species eventually become extinct. But a new study has brought into sharp relief the fact that humans have, in the context of geological timescales, produced near instantaneous

The Animal “Kingdom of the Dead”

By Deborah JonesDecember, 2014 In early December a young, pregnant and dead whale was found near Vancouver Island off Western Canada. Her carcass was towed from the water and left on shore to await the researchers who would perform her necropsy. Soon afterward,

Week in Review

 New work on Facts and Opinions, and random observations from the week past: In Think, Commentary, Natural Security columnist Chris Wood writes of ecosystems as life-support systems in We’re All In This Together, a perspective that challenges the outdated biological understanding that