Butterflies and bees, ants and beetles, cockroaches and flies — whether loved or feared, insects help humans.
Author: Andrew Urevig, Ensia
When it comes to conservation, it’s tempting to think that science is the only guide to good policy.
With Earth in the throes of what many scientists consider our planet’s sixth mass extinction — as living organisms disappear, and even many of those seen as “species of low concern” are stricken by plunging populations and increasingly constricted ranges — conservation is a global concern.
When your phone stops working or you trade up for a newer model, where does it go? Like any electronic device — from laptops to lamps, washing machines to flat screen TVs — it doesn’t just disappear.
Cities are hubs of commerce, politics, population — and evolution? Yep. Due to human-wrought environmental change, biological evolution moves more quickly in cities than in other areas.