September 30, 2015

Plovers – Field Work

A team of dedicated researchers is monitoring the behavior of a species that’s paradoxically helped by storms and hindered by human activity.

September 29, 2015

Plovers – Charade

To avoid predators, piping plovers have adopted a theatrical strategy.

September 28, 2015

Plovers – Two Sides

In the aftermath of a storm, what’s bad for humans may be good for other species.

September 25, 2015

Plovers -Dunes

Fire Island’s dunes were flattened by hurricane Sandy, and with the aid of snow fencing, they have been speedily reestablished

September 24, 2015

Dragonflies – Cape May

Where’s a great place to watch dragonflies migrate?

September 23, 2015

Dragonflies – Mating Strategy

One of the world’s most venerable insects has developed a sucessful means of reproduction.

September 22, 2015

Dragonflies – Wired

Tiny transmitters may help unlock the mysteries of dragonfly migration.

September 21, 2015

Dragonflies – Riding the Wind

Unfortunately for dragonflies, they’re not the only creatures who migrate riding wind currents.

September 18, 2015

Dragonflies – Migration

It’s a rare event, but a grand sight to behold – thousands upon thousands of dragonflies.

September 17, 2015

Dragonflies – Myths and Truths

Can nature’s flying insect carnivores bite people?

September 16, 2015

Water – Arsenic

Around the world, people are being poisoned by naturally occurring toxins in their drinking water.

September 15, 2015

Water – Coal Ash

You don’t want coal ash to end up in a water supply.

September 14, 2015

Water – Taste

If you think that the best tasting water would be purest with the least traces of minerals in it, you’re in for a surprise.

September 11, 2015

Psychogeography – Bricks, Sky and Green

The recipe for an enlivening cityscape? A good mix of blue and green.

September 10, 2015

Psychogeography – Dead Building

The architecture of a cityscape can affect our well-being in unexpected ways.

September 9, 2015

Psychogeography – Prospect and Refuge

The holy grail of good habitat choice can be summed up by the principal of seeing but not being seen.

September 8, 2015

Psychogeography – A Walk in the Park

A walk in the park can be beneficial in unexpected ways.

September 7, 2015


Meet a environmental psychologist who studies the interactions between people and places

September 4, 2015

Poison Ivy – Control

An unexpected discovery may lead to a new way of controlling Poison Ivy.

September 3, 2015

Poison Ivy – Birds

Researchers trying to grow Poison Ivy in a lab discovered that mysteriously all their seedlings would be destroyed by a fungus.

September 2, 2015

Poison Ivy – Fungus

You might think researchers studying poison ivy would have an easy time growing it. Not quite!

September 1, 2015

Urban Ants

Ants clean up about a ton of food every year on the New York’s upper west side alone!