Tags » Ecology

There he sits, in the snow

He’s waiting for life to sprout up from the frozen ground and produce lots of veggies. And my little stool just sits there, waiting for me to sit on it for a break from tending the garden, and maybe drink coffee, and rest among the magic of the earth. 212 more words


Flower Visitors vs. Pollinators: no evidence that honey bees are the most important pollinator worldwide

Pollination is a complex process. It’s not as easy as an insect simply visiting a flower.

This is important to remember when talking about which species are the ‘best’ or ‘most important’ pollinators. 733 more words


What to Expect in 2018: Horizon Scanning Identifies Risks and Opportunities Related to Global Biological Diversity

By Roberta Attanasio, IEAM Blog Editor

What are the emerging issues that will likely affect global diversity, ecosystem services, and conservation efforts in 2018? Results from the 9th annual horizon scan, conducted by 24 experts and described in a… 860 more words

Environmental Policy & Regulation

Science needs Nature: so why keep them apart?

A few years ago, I wrote an article for Ensia about how popular media tend to separate science and nature stories as if they’re unrelated categories. 504 more words


Geologists Think They Finally Know Why Earthquakes Happen in The 'Wrong' Places

Our planet has scars.


Somewhere in Eastern Tennessee the ground seems to quiver ever so gently, only to swiftly pass and leave those who felt it to question if it even happened. 605 more words


‘Tis the season for Christmas blogs: but what about the archives?

The cultural traditions of Christmas, like every aspect of our lives, are embedded in stories of science…botany, ecology, chemistry, entomology etc. If you blog about science and nature, Christmas-themed posts can easily become an annual habit. 151 more words


Pollution… Prejudice… Can of beer…

Places where someone might think there is no pollution at all, seem to be polluted as some of the worst (known) polluted areas in the world. 39 more words