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“Seeds” project offers glimpse of brighter futures
In this Q&A, Elena Bennett talks about Seeds of Good Anthropocenes, a research effort that seeks to discover how people are transforming their communities for the better.
Invasive snake has impacts that cascade through forests on Guam
The case of a bird-eating snake on the West Pacific island of Guam shows that invasive species can rewire ecosystems in ways that may be difficult to see.
Taking a holistic approach to air pollution and climate change
In a new paper, a group of atmospheric scientists press policy-makers to consider how air pollution and climate change overlap when shaping new rules on emissions.
The mathematics of the Anthropocene
In a new paper, Owen Gaffney and Will Steffen condense the complex interactions between industrialised societies and Earth’s life support system into a single mathematical equation.
Tracking carbon emissions from many different angles
In this Q&A, Glen Peters discusses the difficulty of tracking the changes in fossil fuel emissions – and why it's critical for meeting international climate targets.
As carbon dioxide climbs, photosynthesis ramps up
New research shows that the land “carbon sink,” or the carbon dioxide absorbed by forests, grasslands and other ecosystems around the world, has grown in recent years – helping to slow down the build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Responding to disaster: How poverty and vulnerability are linked in Mumbai
New research explores what makes some residents in Mumbai more vulnerable to hazards than others – finding that the situation is more complex than it looks on the surface.
What does it mean to live on an urban planet?
In this Q&A, Thomas Elmqvist talks about the upcoming book "The Urban Planet" and about why researchers need to view cities from a “systems” perspective.
Science is critical for understanding the complexity of cities
In this Q&A, Timon McPhearson discusses how the surge in the growth of cities in recent years calls for new push for urban research.
What role will science play in the future of cities?
In the lead up to Habitat III, a landmark summit that will explore sustainable development in cities, experts debate whether the world needs an international institution to assess and coordinate research on urban areas.
Mātauranga: Bringing indigenous knowledge to IPBES
The newly-formed global scientific body faces a test of whether it can include indigenous and local voices in its efforts. There isn't much time to waste, experts say.
Telling local stories: Scientists discuss scenario building ahead of IPBES
The week before a landmark plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, a team of international scientists is recommending a "multi-scale" approach to scenario development.