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
Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic
The Siberian Arctic is one of the most remote and pristine corners of the planet. During the brief…
New life for the artificial leaf?
Research in laboratories around the world is moving the promise of artificial photosynthesis closer…
Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth
Amid the daily deluge of bad news about the environment (Another species lost! Hottest year ever…
To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course
In order to feed a growing population we need to focus on reducing biofuel production and food…
The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement
Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to…
Can sports make sustainability mainstream?
The global reach of sports is something sustainability advocates can only dream of — and it could…
How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?
Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex…
This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay
Did you know the first high-power solar cell was developed in 1954? Or that since the late 2000s…
: This infographic shows why renewable energy is here to stay
Doing good while doing time:
find success connecting inmates w/ sustainable enterprise
Energy turns over a new leaf, literally
How fast is Siberian permafrost thawing?
Panel of local, state & tribal leaders advises fed govt on
"Numbers like that scare the bejesus out of environmental scientists like me"
Guess what -- we need to talk about the price of
: What frozen ancient carbon has to do with us and our
and lack of basic sanitation kill more people than violence, including
Cities are our greatest hope for the future.