When we first met Global Activist and Chicagoan Kevin Adair, founder of El Fuego del Sol (FdS), his group primarily focused on eco-tourism in the Dominican Republic. Since then, FdS has branched out into humanitarian work in places like Haiti. For Global Activism, Kevin updates us on his work.
Ecologists have long known of buckthorn’s ability to push out native plants, but two new studies from Chicago scientists suggest the woody shrub also changes the distribution of large mammals like coyotes, and even causes spinal defects in unborn frogs.
Charles Darwin ushered in modern biology with his explanation of how different species evolve. But his work leaves us with a paradox: Why should dozens or even thousands of species coexist in a single habitat? The theory suggests they ought to duke it out until just a few winners dominate.