With so many attacks on all sides, the National Park Service's best bet is to renew interest in the lands it has helped protect.
Like Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists of the 19th century, today's movement to stop climate change must build a broad alliance.
The movement to save the bees recently got a shot - or perhaps a sting - in the arm.
More than 700 persons, researchers, decision-makers, industrialists and heads of state, traced a future path for science in Africa.
Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.
Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.
The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.
The agreement streamlines procedures to make it easier for U.S. and Cuban scientists to work toward the biological resources of both countries.
Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.
Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.