To Stop New Viruses Infecting Humans, We Must Protect Bat Habitat

This article is republished from Conversation under a Creative Commons licence. Read the original article. Bats have lived with coronaviruses for millennia. Details are still hazy about how one of these viruses evolved into SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID in humans. Did it go directly from bats to humans or via another animal species? When? And … Read more

I Failed at Growing Food for Humans, So I Grew It for the Bees Instead

My decision to grow native flowers to support local pollinators might smack of self-righteous ecological do-good-erism. But the truth is, it was born of bad luck and incompetence. Operating under the misconception that any urban apartment dweller could conjure up something to eat in a patch of outdoors and wild with optimism, several springs ago, … Read more