In many countries, national well-being is often monitored through on-the-ground household surveys, but new technology could change that.
A multi-institutional research team used the power of open-access databases to predict the conservation status of more than 150,000 plants.
It will help scientists more accurately measure the presence of vocal species like bats, birds, bees, and tigers.
Concerned citizens, scientists, and conservation groups have joined forces to protect what stopover spots remain for birds migrating from South America to the Arctic.
A research team in Canada has tested the use of environmental DNA to ease the process of identifying and surveying aquatic plants.
Specially trained canines, with their outsized capacity to sniff out even well-hidden people and objects, are helping rangers at several major reserves to do their jobs better.
The program is aimed at helping wildlife trade enforcement agencies benefit from the experience of their colleagues in neighboring countries.
Recent advances in laboratory methods are enabling scientists to recover very old or degraded DNA sequences from warmer places, where DNA degrades at a much faster rate.
Technology can help us to achieve a healthy global climate only if government policy, corporate action, and individual behavior and practice support it.