Living things that make their own light exist across the natural world, from fireflies to dinoflagellates to glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. We explore the point of all that light with the help of a Harvard scholar and a bioluminescent bay.
Yoga pants really have nothing to do with environmental ethics. But to hear Lululemon, Apple or any number of companies appropriate terms like “ecosystem,” you might start to think all CEOs are green thumbs. Most are not, but Sophia Siskel, CEO of the Chicago Botanic Garden, thinks more should be.
As kids, we usually learn about nature from a decidedly human point of view: The world exists in relation to us. But an eclectic group of researchers are challenging that. They've started looking at the way Native and non-Native children come to learn about nature, and they've found some distinctive differences.
This Sunday is Father’s Day, which brings to mind one of Eight Forty-Eight’s favorite fathers, Tom Montgomery Fate. Fate is a writer and regular contributor to the show. He turns time spent in the woods – and the suburbs – into reflections on life, parenthood, birth and death.