In Switzerland, specific and often costly environmental policies are put to test through direct democracy.
Buildings, thinkers, books, films and works of art can ask central questions about how to live on this planet and its consequences.
A new exhibition exploring the relationship between birds and humans is variously gaudy, delightful and disturbing. We sent two ecologists along to review the show.
How science is solving one of the natural world's greatest and most tragic puzzles.
Study shows the footprint of climate change is already vast and that species are trying to adapt to rising temperatures.
Fire has been viewed as the main protagonist in creating Africa's iconic savannas. However, new research shows that browsing animals created savannas millions of years before fire became important.
Bird diversity may be the secret to forest resilience.
One species of bat is able to switch from hearing to echolocation when there's too much noise, according to new research.
Soil is more than just dirt. It's a complex ecosystem and if it's healthy your plants will be happier.
Nature conservation is becoming another way to make money.
Rats foul our food, spread disease and damage property, but we know very little about them. A biologist explains how he tracks wild rats in New York City, and what he's learned about them so far.
Restoring the North Sea to a 'pristine' state isn't necessarily the best thing for its eco-systems.
Populations of certain species collapse long before a wider ecological disaster, says new research.
Azteca ants are self-appointed protectors of coffee plants on Mexican plantations. But they have a lot to contend with from other insects.
The advent of electron microscopy and nanobiology has moved our appreciation of the living world to unprecedentedly small scales – with entirely new benefits and potential pitfalls to consider.
Understanding this will boost conservation efforts.
Do you know your parasites from your gut commensals? Read this and you will.
Could this new technology do for the microscopic marine world what the first telescopes did for the heavens above?
How flawed citation practices can perpetuate scientific ideas even before they've been fully established as true.
A 'Biblical swarm' of 'super-moths' from continental Europe is heading to the UK.