In 1912, the botanist J.C. Shenstone published one of the first scholarly works on urban biota, a listing and description of plants colonizing London building sites. Shenstone wanted to understand how seeds from plants common elsewhere came to be distributed on […]

Ground-Truthing


The race in question is the one we must take to avoid future climate catastrophe. Subtitled Secrets and Solutions, The Race is On paints a stark portrait of the current state of global warming, but offers notes of hopeful idealism […]

The Race is On


Open Level Faculty Position – Environmental Ethics The Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with an anticipated start […]

UCBS: Open Level Faculty Position – ...



At the intersection of San Francisco and the Pacific, another city burbles in the foreshore. It’s a place of relentless motion, where waves break then creep up the beach, each ripple and rivulet carving a new future in the sand. […]

Riders on the Swash


Many years ago, an open house held by one of our Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals facilities was promoted by the local press with the headline: “Cats, Rats and Bats All Receive the Best Care at […]

Subterranean Wildlife Blues


Plastic pollution is suffocating our oceans, and leading to the destruction of multiple species of fish. One of the largest producers of plastic bottles – Coca-Cola – has promised to take steps to curb this environmental crisis. Are these empty […]

Plastic Tide: Choking on Coke