Tales and trails from the mountains: in search of the ‘Himalayan gold’

The communities who historically lived in the upper region of the western Himalaya were associated with ancient silk routes used for trans-border trade between Tibet and the lowlands of India.…


Fish welfare in research and aquaculture

The animal article of the month for January is ‘Review: Assessing fish welfare in research and aquaculture, with a focus on European directives‘ In recent years, teleost fish have been increasingly exploited as animal models for scientific research in both the biomedical and ecological fields by using various ‘omics’ approaches, as they offer several practical advantages compared with mammals or other vertebrates.…


Clean energy transitions in a global economy

Addressing climate change effectively requires making low-carbon technologies competitive against existing fossil-fuel based energy technologies. Bargaining over policies to promote clean energy is often as a domestic issue, pitting interest groups against each another as they vie to shape national polices.…


Editors in Action: Q&A with Geological Magazine Board Member Dr. Jacqueline Halpin

Dr. Jacqueline Halpin is a Research Fellow in the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Adjunct Researcher in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) and Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania.…


A Snowball’s Chance in Hell? Can Business Interests End Global Warming?

In 2011, I published an article titled “From Foe to Friend? Business, the Tipping Point and U.S. Climate Politics” in the journal Business & Politics.…


Intensifying natural forest for coffee production affects mammals in Ethiopia

Researchers of the Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) found that intensification of natural forest for coffee production alters large mammal communities.…


The extinction of the Mexican endemic Catarina Pupfish Megupsilon aporus and the sixth mass extinction

Species extinction is one of the most severe, and a truly irreversible, environmental problems facing our planet. Thousands of species have gone extinct in the last 100 years, and many more are at risk.…


Riparian forest protection is crucial to the long-term viability of the endangered proboscis monkey

Nearly half of all primate species are threatened with extinction, with habitat destruction being the biggest threat to their survival. Studies on the impact of habitat changes on primate populations are limited and often based on inferences because primates are long-lived mammals with slow life cycles, and generally respond very slowly to environmental changes.…