Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
Scientists are learning trees can emit methane, which could be a big problem for global warming. But a world-first discovery of methane-eating bacteria in paperbark can help moderate this.
As sea levels rise along the Atlantic coast, saltwater is intruding inland, killing trees and turning coastal forests into marshes. Should scientists try to slow the process, or work with it?
Nairobi harbours all the ingredients for zoonotic spillover to occur between animals and people, particularly in the most densely populated areas of the city.
One of the largest groups of 17-year cicadas, Brood X, last emerged from underground in 2004. The next generation will arrive starting in April.
Trees and shrubs in cold-weather climates rely on certain signals, such as temperature and light, to know when to leaf out and bloom. Climate change is scrambling those signals.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth's climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.
Africa's key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
To protect urban trees, it's important to reduce the impact from construction. Advance planning and close supervision can help.
In Gabon's Lopé National Park, between 1986 and 2018, there's been a massive collapse in tree fruiting events.
Greenwashing spin is often used to justify chopping down mature street trees.
As you swelter during this heatwave, it may not be all bad news for our urban and natural environments. Sometimes, positive outcomes arise when and where we least expect them.
Trees may be more resilient to future dry spells than scientists first thought.
Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely
The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.
Removing trees killed by fires can have long-term consequences for wildlife.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.
Silky oaks, or Grevillea robusta, are in bloom. These hardy, attractive trees light up the sky in late spring – but handle with care.