Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with ScienceOpen 

Celebrate Earth Day 2024 with ScienceOpen 

Since 1970, observing Earth Day (April 22nd) gives us the opportunity to reflect on our relationship with the planet and the strides we have made in understanding, preserving, and restoring its ecosystems. Beginning in 1988, the prominence of global warming and ozone layer depletion grew in international public discourse and political focus. Today, environmental concern continues to be of utmost importance, shaping policies and initiatives worldwide. The urgency for research and implementation of climate-conscious practices has never been greater. 

Ecosystems support all life on Earth. The healthier our ecosystems are, the healthier the planet – and its people. Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help to end poverty, combat climate change and prevent mass extinction. But we will only succeed if everyone plays a part.

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ScienceOpen offers a wealth of curated collections covering various facets of environmental science and sustainability. We would like to shed light on some of these efforts by highlighting their dedication to playing a part in our ongoing quest to protect the earth. 

Environment and Society 

The Environment and Society Collection, curated by the Rachel Carson Center in Germany and The White Horse Press in the United Kingdom, is a collaborative effort which aims to highlight and reconsider the dynamic between environments and societies through interdisciplinary and global viewpoints. In particular, the Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) delves into the complex interplay between human populations and environmental sustainability, with a focus on topics of population dynamics, consumption patterns, and technological advancements. This perspective seeks to understand and address global environmental challenges, including inequality, resource access, and ethical considerations surrounding sustainability and human population growth. Browse through several of many inspiring excerpted articles from this collection: 


Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman is a global, interdisciplinary journal that transcends discipline-specific discourse on global warming to explore various theoretical perspectives on the Anthropocene from social sciences and humanities. Articles invite a reevaluation of concepts like abstraction, art, architecture, design, governance, ecology, law, politics, and scientific discourse within the frameworks of human, inhuman, and posthuman dynamics. 

The Journal for the History of Environment and Society 

Published by Brepols, The Journal for the History of Environment and Society (JHES) tackles a critical and diverse agenda on environmental history. Articles explore historical connections between environmental shifts and societal contexts, with a particular emphasis on interregional and international comparisons. 

The European Investment Bank  

The European Investment Bank (EIB) serves as a driving force in understanding and addressing investment challenges in Europe’s economy. Research supported by the EIB includes initiatives relevant to the impact of climate change on businesses and daily life, as well as promoting renewable energy solutions and financing eco-progressive projects. Explore their climate collection:

Climate Change and Human Health 

A collection of open-access research from PLOS Climate and PLOS Global Public Health, Climate Change and Human Health provides actionable insights for decision-making at the intersection of climate and health. With interest at the intersection of climate change’s impact on issues such as physical healthmental health, or food insecurity, this collection offers diverse and pioneering research on how climate change collides with humanitarian concerns and well-being. 

Pensoft Biodiversity 

Pensoft Biodiversity offers an extensive collection consisting of more than 20 biodiversity journals of Pensoft, including ZooKeys, PhytoKeys, MycoKeys, Biodiversity Data Journal, NeoBiota, among others. Here one can find ample amount of research across topics in biodiversity, including taxonomic, floristic/faunistic, morphological, genomic, phylogenetic, ecological, or environmental data on any taxon from any geological era worldwide. Check out the collection’s vast research this Earth Day and every day:

Burleigh Dodds 

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, an award-winning independent publisher of content in agricultural and food science, joined ScienceOpen in 2023. Their program bridges scientific knowledge and practical application, driving sustainable change in agricultural research. Numerous BDS collections on ScienceOpen contribute valuable work dedicated to environmental research and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including for instance Modelling climate change impacts on agricultural systems and Key issues in agricultural ethics. Below is a selection of research from BDS that addresses critical issues and sustainable, agricultural applications: 

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems 

The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems monitors global ecosystem status and risks. Researcher-led by José R. Ferrer-Paris and developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, articles assess collapse risks in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine realms to aid conservation and management decisions. The RLE offers a protocol for assessments, including theoretical concepts, practical recommendations, case studies, and applications at different scales. 

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