December 28, 2019, 1pm PST
The eucalyptus is an exotic species in California, and studies suggest it has contributed to an increase in wildfire hazards. But defenders of the trees say the eucalyptus is just an ecological scapegoat.
July 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Dam removal has its benefits, according to the example set by a particularly historic dam removal in the United States, which took place on July 1, 1999.
May 25, 2018, 11am PDT
The ecosystems of Oregon’s Coast Range are some of the most adept ecosystems for absorbing carbon in the entire country. The same trees that absorb that carbon can be turned into a major source of emissions in the hands of humans.
October 13, 2015, 7am PDT
Faced with an estimated 24 square miles of vacant land, Detroit is turning its empty lots into test beds of urban innovation.
January 9, 2014, 12pm PST
Over the last several decades, researchers have examined how our cities deplete natural resources and change the climate and ecosystems of their surrounding areas. But new evidence shows that such impacts aren't a purely modern phenomenon.
January 9, 2013, 5am PST
A new study mandated by the federal Resources Planning Act predicts that developed land in the U.S. will increase by 41 percent in the next five decades. Such development could have dramatic impacts on our natural resources and ecosystems.
November 26, 2012, 6am PST
Courtney Humphries takes a look at recent federal investment in research on the complex interrelationship between human settlements and the natural environment.