These Moths Are So Gorgeous They 'Put Butterflies to Shame'
To celebrate National Moth Week, bask in the beautiful variety of these oft-overlooked insects
Plant Species Have Been Disappearing 500 Times Faster Than Normal, Thanks to Humans
Researchers call the results "frightening" because it's likely "gross underestimate” and the problem is probably much worse
Is Light Pollution Really Pollution?
As countries grow richer, light pollution gets worse–but some are fighting to change that
How Thousand-Year-Old Trees Became the New Ivory
Ancient trees are disappearing from protected national forests around the world. A look inside $100 billion market for stolen wood
Study Shows 84% of Wildfires Caused by Humans
Over the last 21 years, debris burning, arson and campfires have combined with climate change to make the fire season much longer
This Music Was Composed by Climate Change
Dying forests make magnificently melancholy listening
Ancient Oyster Shells Are Windows to the Past
Like thousands of soap-dish-sized Rosetta stones, the shells can reveal clues about the past—if you know what you’re looking for
Where in the World Is the Anthropocene?
Some geologists believe we’ve entered a new era. Now they have to search for the rocks that prove it
Mesmerizing Animation Shows Potential Animal Escape Routes in a Warming World
"Migrations in Motion" models the journeys over 2,900 species may take to find new habitats
These Simple Fixes Could Save Thousands of Birds a Year From Fishing Boats
Changes as basic as adding a colorful streamer to commercial longline fishing boats could save thousands of seabirds a year
Ginormous Goldfish Are Invading Australian Rivers
Abandoned by their owners, the fish run rampant and impact the environment
Birds Sing to Their Eggs, and This Song Might Help Their Babies Survive Climate Change
Embryonic learning—things birds pick up from their parents while still in the egg—may play a bigger role than imagined.
Mercury-Laden Sea Lion Carcasses Threaten California's Coastal Condors
The new findings put a wrench in conservation of one of the world's rarest birds
Why We Pretend to Clean Up Oil Spills
Six years after Deepwater Horizon spewed oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we still have no idea what we're doing
Sorry, Tiger Dudes: Your Ladies Are Faking It
India’s tigresses may be feigning interest in sex as the result of shrinking habitat and overlapping territories
Mama Bears Use Humans To Keep Their Cubs Safe
During mating season, humans might stress female bears out, but male bears stress them out more
Podcast: How Humans Caused Mass Extinctions Thousands of Years Ago
Humans have been the dominant species for longer than thought
Since the Late Pleistocene Humans Were Already Radically Transforming the Earth
A new study suggests that trying to return habitats to a non human-impacted environment might not be realistic
This Coral Restoration Technique Is 'Electrifying' a Balinese Village
The technique is also changing attitudes and inspiring locals to preserve their natural treasures
Podcast: All About Rare Earth Elements, the 'Vitamins' Of Modern Society
In this episode of Generation Anthropocene, learn about rare earth elements (which aren't really that rare) and why they're so prized.