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Planet Forward
What does it mean when ground that has long remained frozen begins to thaw? How can communities respond to the shifting of their very foundations? Research scientist Kelsey Nyland explained at the 2022 Summit.
Constructed hives that house bees in the middle of a field under a cloudy sky

Here, the UM Beekeeper Club's hives are still in hibernation. (Gracey Massengill/University of Mississippi)

University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi recently joined the worldwide effort to save pollinators by housing honey bees at the University of Mississippi Field Station.
White birds nesting in the hallow of a tree.

Cockatoos nest in tree cavities, many of which are found in the urban parks in Hong Kong’s city centre. (Photo courtesy of Astrid Andersson)

George Washington University
Researchers from Hong Kong University have developed a forensic tool that could help both officials and pet buyers know the truth about an animal’s origins.
Woman in a black shirt smiles at the camera while holding out an iPhone and standing in front a large monitor showing a page titled "EpiCollect RoadkillGarneau" with a map of the continental U.S. and several charts.

Dr. Garneau presenting research on her RoadkillGarneau project back in 2012. (Gerianne Downs/SUNY-Plattsburgh)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-Plattsburgh
Dr. Danielle Garneau, wildlife ecologist, is an attentive driver. The serpentine roads of upstate New York, which she drives along daily, are trafficked with possible hazards –– but what she's really scouting for is roadkill. 
A green tinted body of water surrounded by foliage and rock wall under a roof that resembles that of a green house.

The 700,000-gallon model of the ocean sits inside Biosphere 2, a glass-enclosed research facility near Tucson, Arizona, where scientists carry out large-scale experiments (Photo by Hannah Johnson/El Inde).

UA School of Journalism
You’re standing on a beach. Warm sunlight streams down, filtering through not just clouds but a geometric glass walls and ceiling. Welcome to the Biosphere 2 Ocean. Hannah Johnson reports for El Inde. 
A photo of Cross with a brain in her hair and wearing a plaid coat, copying the Evermore cover. She has a chicken standing on her shoulder.

The day after the release of 'evermore,' Cross recreated the album cover with her chicken. Her posts can be seen on her Instagram @whatthecluckeggs.

The George Washington University
Caleigh Cross, a 27-year old Vermont woman, has had pet chickens for years, but she began to do something different with them this past year: pose alongside them to recreate Taylor Swift's album covers. 

(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.

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)

Planet Forward Correspondent | 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. 
In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation.

In a Zoom interview, Lips describes how she worked with multiple organizations to create Wildlife Conservation Legislation. (Screengrab from Zoom)

George Washington University
Imagine a disease stealthily traveling around the world, killing millions, and not leaving behind a trace of its existence. For almost thirty years, Karen Lips has been studying and advocating for policies to stop one mysterious fungal disease that... Read More

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