University of Minnesota
Canadian freelance science writer
Tim Lougheed has worked as a freelance writer in Ottawa, Canada, since 1991. A past president of the Canadian Science Writers' Association, he covers a broad range of topics in science, technology, medicine and education.
Facing up to Phosphorus
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…
Local food is great, but can it go too far?
The local food movement has done a lot of wonderful things — but some new efforts negate the…
: Popular myths about natural capital dispelled, at last. Check out
's essay in Ensia.
Just published: Nature is priceless — so let’s value it
: How can we plan cities to be better homes for urban wildlife—and people?
Deforestation is typically considered the most significant threats to tropical biodiversity, but ...
Religious organizations and conservation - a match made in heaven?
: A study finds a strong link between the tree species richness of a forest and the amount of timber it produces:… https://t.co/iCyv5SWylL
: As space + resources are limited, so do we need to update our mentality of "urban"
: Animals to humans: Be quiet, already
: It’s time to break the cycle of loss and rebuilding for repeatedly flooded properties:
: Preserving historical buildings: the most sustainable thing is not to build new stuff
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