Biodiversity

(Glory Jacquat/Franklin & Marshall College)

Franklin & Marshall College
The problems that arise from single-species environmental campaigns and how to protect the environment through a more holistic approach.
The George Washington University
The aquatic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has slaughtered hundreds of amphibian species globally.

Public and private-sector agencies have spent decades and millions of dollars for research and recovery to bring the Mexican gray wolf back from the brink of extinction. And those efforts appear to be paying off. (Michael Hannan/Cronkite News)

Arizona State University
Government agencies, including the Arizona Game & Fish Department, and the private Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri have invested millions of dollars and decades worth of research to save the Mexican wolf from extinction.
A Fowler's toad resting on beach sand.

A Fowler’s toad rests on the sand in Fire Island, New York. (Skylar Epstein/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Dr. Karen Lips hypothesized that the collapse of the amphibian populations was sweeping through Central America like a wave. So, in order to gather evidence for the theory, she would have to get out in front of this wave. 

Many species of reef-building corals, which are vital to the health of ocean ecosystems, face risk of extinction. (Joe Hoyt/NOAA)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
Each year, the International Union of Conservation of Nature is finding more and more plant, animal and fungus species threatened with extinction across the globe. What could be causing it?
SUNY ESF
After finding juvenile American Chestnuts during a hike with my dad, I discovered the historical journey and possible future of the American Chestnut.
SUNY-ESF
Learn about biodiversity through the short story of a tree that is witnessing the impact of humans on its environment—from canopy loss to animal migration.
Northwestern University
Global warming may make infectious diseases such as COVID-19 more widespread by changing disease progression and interaction among people, warn health and climate experts. Ester Wells reports for Medill.

Raw, boiled, fermented, alive, fluorescent, it's all edible, mostly. (Illustration by Michaela Compo/George Washington University)

The George Washington University
An exploration of the untapped value of cephalopods and algae in a sustainable seafood diet.

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Environmentalism is a relatively recent concept in the Western world, creating challenges when confronting our growing environmental issues. Looking to other, non-western cultures and leaders, may help develop enduring solutions.

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