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.
During spring and summer, as more people consider exercising outdoors, a trauma- and violence-informed approach to physical activity can help ensure equity, inclusion, safety and access.
The more new housing a neighbourhood has, the less of the local area is dedicated to green space, which has knock-on effects for wellbeing and the climate crisis.
A new study shows that when free-ranging cats are more than a few blocks from forested areas in cities, such as parks, they’re more likely to prey on rats than on native wildlife.
The promised £39 million is not enough to ‘level up’ park provision in the UK.
An environmental health scholar shares four resolutions to improve your relationship with the environment – and its prospects for the future.
Plants support human health not only in terms of providing food, oxygen and shade. Our relationships with plants facilitate political decisions and actions that support health in the city.
Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
Park policy must reimagine parks as more than a contributor to property value and consider how they can be used as community resources.
Pop-up spaces can be successful, they just need to be better thought through and created with urban ecology in mind rather than economics.
Outdoor recreation is booming across the US, but research shows that the presence of humans – or the trails they hike and ski on – can have harmful effects on wildlife at less-than-close range.
Green spaces can be part of the plan to ‘build back better’ after COVID-19. But city officials and policy-makers must address systemic racism for urban green spaces to benefit public health.
The more our cities grow, the more we need access to enjoy — and be in relationship with — urban forests to maintain our well-being.
Invisible to the eye, the microbial life in the air around us can vary depending on our environment.
COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.
Nicknaming a lake, planning your route or simply seeing a ‘Welcome to your park’ sign can help visitors feel more like a public place is their own to some degree.
Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely
Your local ducks (and other wild birds) will thank you.
Containment during the pandemic has contributed to a recognition of the importance of public space as a gathering place and an essential tool to meet the needs of the population.
Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.