Evaluating what citizen science is involves looking at the concept of science itself.
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Citizen science offers the possibility of a science for the people, by the people. And it could be used to challenge the status quo.
Last year was great for plant growth and river flows. But Australia is still on the brink of losing a slew of plant and animal species.
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Thirty years ago the World Bank recognised that its position was untenable. It put in place mechanisms to make the bank more accountable to ordinary people.
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Gender, climate change and water scarcity together create a difficult challenge.
Fires are often set to clear land near roads in the Amazon.
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Nearly 95% of deforestation in the Amazon occurs within 3.5 miles of a road or near a river. Brazil’s plans to ramp up exports may be on a collision course with the forest.
Plastic, yes. But at least the bottles are being reused.
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Communal meals to break fast can mean lots of single-use plastics. A switch to environmentally friendly principles is in line with Islamic principles through the ages.
A sentinel droid features in the film Before We Disappear.
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A new film changes its story based on the emotions expressed by the viewer.
The Clean Water Act was meant to keep pollution out of U.S. waters.
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A new study reveals wide disparities among state-issued Clean Water Act fines, and even among federal fines from regions to region. A law professor explains why it may be illegal.
Children and teenagers can add to our knowledge of the natural world through citizen science projects.
The Barotse Sub-Basin in Zambia is part of the country’s climate resilience plan.
Zambia has progressively incorporated green-based policy interventions since the 1960s.
First Nations people should have a real say in decisions affecting them and their Country. Here, we look at how two current policy-making efforts measure up.
Most Ghanaian cars are imported as used vehicles.
Vehicle import restrictions on their own are unlikely to yield meaningful, sustained public health and environmental gains in Africa.
Several cars that contained hazardous chemicals burned after the Feb. 3, 2023, derailment.
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The slow release of information about the chemical spill and results of air and water tests have left many questions about the risks and long-term impact.
Our research team tracked the impact of Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe’s bestseller, over five years. We measured its value across a range of criteria, from financial to environmental.
A baby chimpanzee enjoys his food.
Most of us have heard of the dangers of deforestation but there are other more subtle ways that human beings can endanger monkeys, apes and lemurs.
The cultural significance of Tu BiShvat has taken on new meaning in modern Israel.
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Tu BiShvat has religious roots, but early Zionists embraced the day in new, more secular ways.
Companies can do more to reduce plastic waste.
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Plastic pollution can be checked in Nigeria if the government insists that companies integrate corporate social responsibility into their processes.
Researchers have found evidence that primates colonised northern Canada 52 million years ago.
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.
Beavers dramatically change a landscape by building dams that create ponds of still water.
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Restoring entire ecosystems is a difficult and expensive process. Thankfully, certain species, called ecosystem engineers, can make restoration easier. Gaining social and political support is critical too.
Considering veganism as bigger than your own dietary choices can free you from futile debates about what is and isn’t acceptable on the plate.