Author Archives: orionsmcc
The Endangered Species Act should be tweaked and improved. But not by this Administration.
After stealing eggs from nesting sea turtles, poachers often slip undetected into the shadows. Can technology help researchers uncover them and their massive black market to save species?
From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.
How the world banded together to protect the world’s most trafficked mammal.
Watch out pirates! New technology and policy advances mark the beginning of the end for illegal fishing
Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?
For the eco-conscious citizen who already recycles, conserves water, and turns out the lights but wants to do more to help the planet.
Is it possible to clean up the enormous oceanic garbage patches? Or does solving plastic pollution rely on prioritizing types of trash and specific regions of the ocean for a targeted campaign?
Bears, wolves, and other large carnivores are difficult to conserve for numerous ecological and social reasons. These conservation challenges make a string of recent species recoveries that much more surprising.
The mechanisms behind emerging diseases are often poorly understood, and the path forward towards recovery is often unclear. Is it possible to effectively fight wildlife epidemics and save endangered species?