A new moon, it is almost midnight and I’m on a beach in Delaware, watching horseshoe crabs coming to the surf line to spawn. They are not actually crabs, but arachnids. Their closest biological relatives are ticks, spiders and scorpions.

Ever since New York shut down in March, I have been feeling as if I am living in a Sci-Fi movie. Daily news reports with COVID-related tragedies and havoc around the world. People in plastic suits with face shields and

One million species are threatened with extinction. As this hit the global media headlines reporting on the recent Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, many friends and colleagues sent me shocked messages saying, “Did you see this?” “This is

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