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.
Local food is great, but can it go too far?
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
Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.
Food and yard waste make trash a prolific producer of methane — but fixes exist.
Nature is priceless — so let’s value it
The natural capital concept is not a sell-out. It’s a way to shine light on, and cultivate…
Bringing nature back to cities is good for plants, animals and humans
Urban rewilding is about conservation, but it’s also about reconnecting people with the natural…
These East African countries show how teamwork and technology can thwart illegal fishing
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against suspect vessels
If you care about your health, then you should care about conservation
From providing lifesaving drugs to buffering humans from disease, protection of wildlife habitat is…
Why nature and wildlife need their own seats at the UN
We need new international institutions, laws and treaties that give a voice to ecosystems and…
What is it about this soil that protects plants from devastating disease?
Figuring out why certain soils keep plant parasites at bay could be a boon for agriculture around…
Can upscale chocolate turn the tide on Haiti’s devastating deforestation?
With 98 percent of their trees gone, Haitians eye cocoa-based agroforestry as a way to combat…
: Why are some chemicals banned in Europe while considered safe in the U.S.?
: Having trouble with gas? So are America’s landfills.
: Nature is priceless — so let’s value it
New soap molecule could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products
: What is natural capital, and can it save the world?
: Compelling piece by
: Nature is priceless — so let’s value it:
: "we must decide ... build electric power and energy infrastructures that support a 21st century ... or be left behi… https://t.co/LXq1jWvRUO
: Antarctica's Ice Sheets Are Melting Faster — And From Beneath
Guterres is a promising pick for UN secretary general, says
: Methane from landfills poses huge climate risk. Here's what we can do about it:
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