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
For Thanksgiving, some positive environmental news to share around the table
Let’s use this season of gratitude to celebrate a few success stories.
Who’s keeping organic food honest?
An informal network among farmers may be more important than federal regulation in building trust…
How climate risk is like a flaming truck barreling toward us, and why it’s time to hit the brakes
A narrow escape from a catastrophic car accident sheds new light on an even bigger threat.
What does technology do to our relationship with the environment?
As more apps and other online tools connect users with the outdoors, we walk a fine line between…
These maps show changes in global meat consumption by 2024. Here’s why that matters.
As more people eat more meat, quantity is not the only concern; the nature of the beast makes a…
How institutional investors can alleviate climate change while boosting the global economy
By investing in clean energy in developing countries, investors can reduce greenhouse gas emissions…
Pavel Kabat: Bringing science to the SDGs
Scientists can be very good at creating new knowledge in a specific topic area, then dropping it…
Can software save salt marshes?
Computer models that help oceanside cities plan for their future also hold hope for a threatened…
is not a fan of President Obama's climate legacy heading into
. Here's why:
When the economy goes in circles, everybody wins.
Who's keeping organic food honest?
Solar power may be cheaper than coal in India by 2020
: Mapping the future of meat — and what it means for sustainability
Everybody hates wasting food — so why do we do it, and how can we stop?
Just published at Ensia: With a stormy future ahead, study offers new tools for managing runoff
The $100 billion climate question
Going shopping this
? You might want to limit your plastic purchases.
delivers strong message against illegal trade in