After directing numerous urban stream restoration projects, award-winning hydrologist Ann Riley has discovered that it is feasible to restore dynamic, functioning stream ecosystems in some of the most...

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In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren asked readers to rediscover one of history’s most renowned conservationists. Drawing on unpublished archives and her own expertise in ecology and conservation,...

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Around the world, renewable energy is making headlines: last month, clean energy supplied almost all of Germany’...

Wildland ecosystems are facing twin threats of unprecedented climate-induced change and increased impacts from a growing human population. A unique collaboration between scientists and managers,...

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Go on your own journey with explorer Wade Davis in this week's Foreword Friday.

Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will...

The triple threat of modern toxicology—the global spread of chemicals, the increase in chemical diversity, and the complications presented by enduring toxic responses—requires an understanding of basic toxicology concepts as well as contemporary...

In an era rocked by climate change and other disruptions, our cities must be resilient to survive and thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? How can we address the problems facing cities today—poverty, job loss, crumbling infrastructure, pollution—...

As cities strive to become more sustainable, livable, and healthy, they are increasingly becoming multi-modal. In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But most of these trips are on...

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