Following African elephant trails to approach conservation differently

Elephant trails may lead the way to better conservation approaches. “Think of elephants as engineers of the forests,” said Melissa J. Remis, professor and head of anthropology at Purdue University, who is best known for her work in ecology and behavior of western gorillas and their ecosystems. “Elephants shape the landscape in many ways that benefit […]

Bubbling methane emissions caused by ice-free days in Arctic lakes

Although the Arctic is best known for frozen tundra, it also has a number of freshwater lakes that are covered in ice most of the year. But the length of time they are ice-covered is decreasing, and this is allowing methane to bubble into the atmosphere. Globally, lakes are responsible for nearly one-third of biogenic […]