Category Citizen Science
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?
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?
Lights Out programs prevent over 200,000 bird-window collisions annually
Collisions with windows kill millions of migratory birds each year. As more and more cities find, preventing such bird deaths is as easy as the flip of a switch.
The monarch butterfly’s highway to recovery
Monarch butterfly populations have plummeted due to habitat loss, illegal logging, parasites and climate change. With the future of their spectacular migration in jeopardy, is there any hope for a monarch recovery?
Why is Indonesia on fire, and what can you do to help?
Some have called it the greatest environmental crisis of the century. But you can take action to address the crisis in three easy steps.
Google Street View offers new insights for conservation
Google Street View is nothing new, but scientists are embracing the technology to inform their research like never before.
Why did the tapir cross the road? Because it had reflective stickers
Over one million animals are killed on roads every day. But for the tapir of South America, a flashy new accessory may keep them safe from oncoming traffic.
Saving the California condor with citizen science
Conservationists and researchers are relying on crowdsourcing and citizen science to detect odd behavior indicative of lead poisoning in the recovering population of wild California condors.