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The Woman Who Gave Us the Science of Normal Life

Before Rachel Carson there was Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female student.

The Cancer of the Great Lakes

Mussels are devastating a unique ecosystem.

Spark of Science: Rob Pringle

The Princeton ecologist tells us about the scientists who inspired his work.

The Queer Ecology of the Colombian Civil War

Meet the transgendered ecologist helping her country move past years of conflict.

Spark of Science: Joyce Poole

The elephant researcher tells her story.

The Harsh, Hidden Lessons of Tree School

Tree education is full of tearing and screaming.

The Strange Blissfulness of Storms

Is there a biochemical reason that extreme weather makes us happy?

The Birth and Death of a Landscape

A trip to a Louisiana river delta reveals an ecosystem that is growing up.

Junk Food Is Bad For Plants, Too

How a steady diet of fertilizers has turned crops into couch potatoes.

The Ecologist Who Threw Starfish

Robert Paine showed us the surprising importance of predators.