Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
Two hundred years of forced dispossession cannot erase millennia of land ownership and connection to country.
North America's prairies once were home to millions of wild animals. Today, most of that land is farmed or developed, but some grasslands have never been plowed and could be rewilded.
Along with climate change and drought, invasive grasses are promoting wildfires across the US, even in areas that don't normally burn.
The Canadian Prairies are vanishing more quickly than the Amazon rainforest as they are converted for agriculture and industrial uses.
All plants take up carbon dioxide when they grow, but when they are harvested or cut down, they release the greenhouse gas back into the atmosphere.
Not only can plants survive fire, they can use the experience of being burned to prepare themselves for future blazes.
The Monaro grasslands are a tiny surviving fraction of the native grasslands that once grew across the Southern Tablelands.
Ecological literacy is needed to guide global tree planting initiatives to avoid damaging some ecosystems.
The rapid invasion is a major threat to the environment and rural people’s livelihoods.
Wildflowers, bees and butterflies – your lawn is a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be unleashed.
The Victorian grassland earless dragon may well be the first lizard species driven to extinction on Australia's mainland. But conservationists aren't ready to declare it dead just yet.
Bison once dominated the Great Plains but were nearly wiped out by hunters in the 1800s. Now scientists are learning that bison's presence improves plant and wildlife diversity on the prairies.
Woody plants' cover has increased across large swathes of the continent in the past three decades.
In our increasingly noisy world, how do you make sure that your voice is heard? If you’re a bird, that depends on the type of noise and what you’re trying to say.
Fire has been viewed as the main protagonist in creating Africa's iconic savannas. However, new research shows that browsing animals created savannas millions of years before fire became important.
Victoria's volcanic plains offer fertile ground for grasslands teeming with wildflowers. But that same fertility has also made the plains a tempting target for grazers and growers, and developers too.