A marine study at the University of Oxford illuminates the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans by probing deep-sea organisms instead of organisms from more-commonly-studied aquatic environments.
Birds are “bird-brained” no more–in her new book, Jennifer Ackerman explores research on the cognitive science of birds that has exploded in the past two decades to yield new understandings of bird intelligence and our own.
A study conducted at the University of Chicago on ant-plant relationships has challenged the theory that organisms in a mutualistic relationship evolve at a slower rate than non-mutualists.
Researchers from Yale University and other institutions, headed by Dr. Victoria McCoy, have unearthed the origins of the Tully Monster, a Carboniferous creature with highly unusual morphology.
Over on West Campus is Yale’s Landscape Lab, a new home base for the Urban Farm. Director and recent graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Justin Freiberg hopes to create a space in which environmental research can flourish.
During mid-February, a warm breeze rushes by instead of an expected snow flurry. It should be no surprise that human activities – such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation – are partially to blame for increasingly warm temperatures.
In the wake of international commitments to a greener future at COP21, debates are raging across the globe over what environmentalism is worth to a population. Accurate economic quantifications are crucial to informed decisions, and researchers are responding to the call for a new methodology of valuing natural assets.
Are we living in a sixth mass extinction? Maybe not. But we might be able to define modern ecological crises by looking at fossil records and how rare species are today, according to researchers at Yale, Vanderbilt, and the Smithsonian Institution.
If you are celebrating the warmer temperatures and uncharacteristic winters, thank El Niño. If you’re complaining about the cancellation of your skiing and snow tubing trips, blame El Niño. The force behind the odd weather, El Niño is an aberration
Despite their rarity, giant icebergs in the Southern Ocean significantly contribute to the reduction of atmospheric carbon by stimulating phytoplankton blooms.