Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.
It was in the 1990s that the idea of Christian environmental stewardship disappeared from the rhetoric of the religious right, paving the way for the anti-environmental position it holds today.
Close relatives of primates adapted to life in the High Arctic 52 million years ago – this may offer insight into future changes in the Arctic.
Africa’s large mammal heritage has formed a deep cultural legacy for all of humankind.
You might think of bunnies as ubiquitous, but it’s actually a relatively small group of species – and many of them are unique, little-known, and in trouble.
Less than a century ago, a slither of tiger snakes was abandoned on one of Western Australia’s tiny islets. Here’s how they adapted to survive.
Birdsong plays a vital social role in the lives of these gregarious finches.
Scientists use biologging devices to track animal behaviour – here are four times where it has improved our understanding of nature.
Humans are expert pattern-finders. But artificial intelligence tools are better at trawling through vast data sets to find anything from waste dumps to heat-tolerant corals.
The annual report is also a reminder that what happens in the Arctic affects the rest of the world.
Governments, scientists and conservation groups are working to protect 30% of Earth’s land and water for nature by 2030. Two scientists explain why scale matters for reaching that goal.
The same technology found in a widely used COVID-19 vaccine could be the key to helping save wild Tassie devils – without any needles.
There is more to evolution than the genes species inherit.
Everyone is feeling the heat these days – even species that develop underground.
Invertebrates are the most abundant animals on our planet – and the vast majority are nothing to be afraid of, despite their appearances.
In this week’s episode of The Conversation Weekly, we speak with three scientists who study the ways plants and animals evolve in a world dominated by humans.
Journals, museum collections and other historical sources can provide valuable data for modern ecological studies. But just because a source is old doesn’t make it useful.
Wildfires are remaking western US forests. Decisions about managing forests that have burned should factor in how fires change animal behavior and interactions between predators and prey.
Published in 1962, ‘Silent Spring’ called attention to collateral damage from widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Many problems the book anticipated persist today in new forms.
A small congregation of the cockroaches was under the first rock scientists looked under, by sheer accident.