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
Can nations reach a strong agreement at COP 21?
As the Paris climate talks draw closer, a look at what needs to happen for the negotiations to…
The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation
An honest discussion of genetically modified organisms must move beyond narrow concepts of human…
What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist.
When it comes to fitting into the current system, bike commuters and electrons have a lot in common.
When conservation means killing
Herbicides and insecticides are key tools in managing invasive species — but managers are working…
92-year-old “Bluebird Man” is the epitome of citizen science in action
We often think of citizen or crowd-sourced science as a flashy, new function of our modern…
Solar power is booming in India. Will it reach the people who need it most?
As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens…
Can bats reduce nut farmers’ pesticide use?
Ecologist Katherine Ingram is on a quest to quantify the economic value of insect-eating bats in…
Want a more sustainable world? Let women lead the way.
The evidence is clear: Women at the top bring environmental, social and governance responsibility…
: Some reality checks on GMOs, media coverage and hunger around the world, from
As the Paris climate talks draw closer, a look at what needs to happen for the negotiations to succeed
NEW: Can nations reach a strong agreement at
"GMO stories point to deeper struggles over how science is conducted, interpreted & deployed in 'sustainable food.'"
: "I believe that some GM crops could have some benefits."
The US has domestic natural gas to last more than 100 yrs. Our sun won’t begin to fade for 5 billion.
Latin America must take a lesson from history if they want to do
We're flushing all these antidepressants into our water. How big is the problem?
on why forests aren't always the best. Grasslands can be key for
: L'énergie solaire en plein essor en Inde, mais pourra-t-elle atte...