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Games Help Humans Enable Change

Games Help Humans Enable Change

New study showcases strategy games as a tool for improved environmental policy-making

Climate change is accelerating spring

Climate change is accelerating spring

Hundreds of years of tree flowering and leaf-out observations show that climate change is causing spring to start earlier.

Why I communicate science to kids

Why I communicate science to kids

It’s important for kids to see themselves in science.

Why fungi secretly drive tree growth across Europe

Why fungi secretly drive tree growth across Europe

The trees in forests rely on underground partners to help them grow. Meet the diverse fungi that form the forest microbiome.

Life beyond science: a search for work-life balance

Life beyond science: a search for work-life balance

Science is a demanding field that rewards hard work. But how much work is too much? Like many scientists, I’ve devoted a great deal of my life to my career.

When we know it exists, it’s easier to protect

When we know it exists, it’s easier to protect

In the age of Google Maps, it’s easy to assume that everything has been discovered, mapped, and made known. The zoomable satellite view is right there at our fingertips; even undersea topography is ...

How are plant-fungi relationships different on islands?

How are plant-fungi relationships different on islands?

Plant communities on islands are different from the mainland. This suggests islands need their own restoration strategies.

Why do autumn leaves change color?

Why do autumn leaves change color?

Studying this natural cycle helps us better predict the effects of climate change.

What’s the potential of a trillion trees?

What’s the potential of a trillion trees?

Outside of urban and agricultural areas, there’s room for 0.9 billion hectares of land that could support new trees.

Dirt cheap? No way! Soil is the priceless foundation of all life on Earth

Dirt cheap? No way! Soil is the priceless foundation of all life on Earth

Find out what soil moisture memory is - and why is matters for life.