Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
Protected areas in Nigeria are generally hampered by limited funds and resources.
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
A mass extinction 66 million years ago killed the non-bird dinosaurs, but plants survived.
Forests are remarkable at drawing carbon from the atmosphere, and they're getting better at it. New research highlights how important it is to protect forests so they can help us fight climate change.
New research has pinpointed the genetic boost behind one of the biggest transformations of life on Earth.
Like many plants, onions have defenses to ward off creatures that may want to eat them. Their secret weapon is a kind of natural tear gas.
Masting is what biologists call the pattern of trees for miles around synchronizing to all produce lots of seeds – or very few. Why and how do they get on schedule?
Scientists have tracked endangered species for years. Now they're figuring out how to highlight animals and plants that have recovered – but what does that mean?
How many genes do you really need? Are there any that we can lose? Researchers are now identifying species that have streamlined their genome to adapt to a particular lifestyle.
Oxygen produced by these plants helps animals boost their metabolism to match the heat.
A startling phenomenon occurs after a fire tears through a landscape. So what is it in bushfires that gives plants this kiss of life?
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
Plant cells signal between each other in order to agree what time it is.
On the outskirts of Darwin, small insects are gobbled up by strange plants. Enter the world of the bladderwort.
Plants clearly lack brains but does all intelligence have to look like our own?
Albany pitcher plants are more closely related to cabbages and roses than any other carnivorous plant.
Indoor plant factories have high energy costs since LEDs replace the sunlight outdoor plants get for free. Scientists found a way to dial back how much light is needed by breaking it into tiny bursts.
Waterwheel plants use snap up mosquito larvae, tiny fish and even tadpoles in freshwater wetlands around the world – including remote parts of north Australia.