Composite image of Europe at night, 2016. Credits: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Germany Plans to Curb Light Pollution to Save Insects

Katarina Samurović

In the latest bid to reverse the dramatic insect decline, Germany is planning on dimming its lights.

Differential grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis). Photo: NPS | Katy Cain, public domain.

Higher Carbon Dioxide Makes Grasslands Less Nutritious for Grasshoppers

Caitlin Dempsey

One group of researchers looked at more than 40 species of grasshopper in the Konza Prairie in Kansas to see the effect of changing plant nutrients on insect populations.