No program exists to predict the potential for new species—plant or animal–to become invasive upon arrival in the U.S.
Humans are the largest force shaping the surface of the Earth today.
Numerous studies show declines in species diversity when soils are fertilized.
The purchase and upkeep of exotic plantings is often misguided.
Each road creates new “edge” habitat in nature, and fragments the landscape into small units that are often less conducive to the persistence of wildlife.
Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading
In the United States, dogs and cats consume the dietary energy of 62 million people, which is about 20% of our population.
We will not make America great again if we can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or find mental refreshment and recreation in natural areas.
Humans appropriate about 40% of all terrestrial plant production for various purposes
As a first approximation, a large protected area will preserve more species than a small one.