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
5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption
Efficiency-promoting policies can go a long way toward sustainably boosting growing economies.
The urban density dilemma: Love those neighbors — their germs, not so much
Concentrated populations are often seen as a boon for the environment because resources can be…
What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?
Innovative food systems such as agroecology can become the norm if we weave a web of legitimacy…
How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East
Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.
If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still…
If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?
Concerns about regulation, skepticism about the science and misperceptions about costs are slowing…
Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation
When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at…
Sparking climate engagement through art and community
Can art and spectacle raise awareness of climate change? Organizers of a yearly gathering in…
Would you invite an environmentalist to your party?
: Israel proves the desalination era is here
: Israel Proves The Desalination Era Is Here
What if we switched out all of our gas-guzzlers for electricity guzzlers?
Vegetarian Cities Are Not the Worst Idea
Guacamole-thick algae will likely be a regular occurrence for Florida
Why should only the wealthy get
: Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how
: An excellent and articulate piece: What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?
: This new data set is poised to revolutionize climate adaptation