The last stand for the world’s largest mangrove forest

Figure 1. Chital deer standing in mangrove swamps. Source: Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal share the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, one of the Indian sub-continent’s most biodiverse ecosystems. Historically, emblematic Asian species, such as the Javan rhinoceros and leopards roamed the area, but they became locally extinct primarily due to human... Continue Reading →

The future is bright, but we’re losing darkness: threats to human and ecosystem health

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists who have worked for decades to identify the molecular mechanism controlling our bodies’ internal clocks—our circadian rhythms. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young first isolated the gene that controls circadian rhythms back in 1984. They discovered that this gene,... Continue Reading →

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