University of Minnesota
Director, California Academy of Sciences
Jonathan Foley is the executive director of the California Academy of Sciences. Foley's work focuses on the sustainability of our civilization and the global environment.
GMOs, Silver Bullets and the Trap of Reductionist Thinking
Preserving Nature Isn’t About Aesthetics. It’s About Necessity.
Changing the Global Food Narrative
Breaking the Cycle of Climate Inaction
Remembering the Dreams of Our Ancestors
The Change We Believe In, But Never Test
It’s Time to Rethink America’s Corn System
Obama: Stealth Climate Warrior?
New Problems Call for New Solutions
A Tale of Two Worlds
When it comes to the environment, minority communities care about more than injustice
From economics to a belief that nature is sacred, it’s time for mainstream environmentalists to…
Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance
From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising ways urban areas are dealing with water woes
A long-overdue burial for the population vs. consumption question
Enough about whether population, consumption or production is the problem. We need to get to work…
In the race to save species, GMOs are coming to nature
Big question: Can we use genetic engineering to save species? Bigger question: Should we?
From the American prairie, a conservation success story
From rhinos to #CecilTheLion, we live in a world where stories of species loss and illegal wildlife…
It’s time for the health care industry to raise its voice on climate change
Businesses serious about improving health should be serious about climate, too
Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment?
Autonomous transportation has lots of advantages. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be one of…
The dangers of separating science and environment
We need to figure out a better way to communicate science that balances technology and nature.
New: When it comes to the environment, minority communities care about more than injustice
Should we use genetic engineering to save species?
Sponge cities, gray water use, room for rivers: cities are finally seeing water as a resource.
: There are so many benefits to urban farming beyond the food it grows.
In addition to raising veggies, city farms can help families raise kids who enjoy the outdoors
Could beans be just what we need to feed an increasingly crowded planet?
: Ocean Sciences Article of the Day - Ocean Power Generation Technologies Come to Fruition (Ensia via The Ocean Lift)
Stunning & sobering:
: In the race to save species, is it ethical to use GMOs?
NEW: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance