Author Archives: orionsmcc
Modernize or maintain – What is the best way to improve the Endangered Species Act?
The Endangered Species Act should be tweaked and improved. But not by this Administration.
GPS-enabled sea turtle eggs and other high-tech solutions to wildlife crime
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?
Top 5 environmental success stories of 2016
From ocean protections to climate action to eco-activism, 2016 was a big year for the environment.
Protecting the pangolin – Can name recognition save species?
How the world banded together to protect the world’s most trafficked mammal.
Satellites, dynamite and more – 7 ways to save the ocean from illegal fishing
Watch out pirates! New technology and policy advances mark the beginning of the end for illegal fishing
The pros and cons of large and small marine protected areas
Are large contiguous marine reserves more effective than small MPAs or MPA networks at protecting the ocean?
10 everyday activities you didn’t know were eco-friendly
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 marine plastic pollution a solvable problem?
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?
Rewildling Europe – Why wolves, bears, and other carnivores are making a comeback
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.
Frogs and the chytrid fungus – What is the best way to control wildlife diseases?
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?