Ethiopians Tackle the Climate Crisis With 350 Million New Trees (in Photos)
Citizens of Africa's second-most populated country broke a world record when they planted 353,633,660 tree seedlings on Monday as part of a national reforestation campaign.
More Trees Mean Better Health Outcomes, According to New Research
New Australian research finds that, when a neighborhood's green space leads to better health outcomes, it's the canopy of trees that provides most of the benefits.
Deforestation in Colombia Finally Dips Three Years After FARC Peace Deal
The country's historic 2016 peace deal with former FARC guerrillas closed a chapter on a half-century of armed conflict but also caused rapidly accelerating forest loss in remote regions of the country.
California's Central Valley Is Designing the Future of American Agriculture
Inside a climate-controlled laboratory at the Duarte Nursery outside Modesto, an experiment is taking place that could help determine what food we will eat for decades to come.
How the End of Civil Conflicts Can Lead to Increased Deforestation
A new study found the loss of forest cover significantly increased in four countries that recently declared peace after years of war.
Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Manage Our Forests?
The logging industry argues that cutting down old-growth trees is good for forest management, but the science says otherwise.
Why Washington, D.C.'s Famous Cherry Blossoms Could Be Under Threat
Increased flooding in the Tidal Basin due to a sinking sea wall is creating unfriendly conditions for the iconic tree.
Black Market Timber Continues to Find Its Way From Africa to the E.U.
A new report accuses European companies of importing illegally harvested wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Humans Are Producing Too Much Carbon Dioxide for Forests to Absorb
A recent study shows that, while intact forests are playing a large role in absorbing CO2, it's only a fraction of the amount human activity creates.
Even After Plantations Are Abandoned Primary Forests Do Not Return
Eucalyptus plantations in southern India that were abandoned and left to recover for nearly 40 years are still far from resembling the primary forest surrounding them.
Why New Forests Are Better at Sequestering Carbon Than Old Ones
Younger plants are able to extract carbon from the air and incorporate it into their biomass more quickly than mature trees.
Why Detroit's Plan to Reforest Its Streets Ran Into Roadblocks
Many citizens pushed back against a government-backed urban greening program due to an abiding mistrust of the city and its officials.
How Buying a Christmas Tree From a Farm Helps Small Farmers Fight Bankruptcy
The millions of Americans who buy a Christmas tree at a farm this year are agritourists too.
Viewfinder: Farming Conifers for Christmas Trees in Northern Germany
Two men carry freshly cut conifers to be used as Christmas trees at the Gut Kuehren plantation in Kuehren near Kiel, northern Germany.
The World's Largest Rainforest Is Failing to Adapt Quick Enough for Climate Change
New research suggests that the rate of change in tree composition within the Amazon basin lags by two orders of magnitude behind the change in climate.
Viewfinder: A Christmas Tree Shortage Drives Up Prices
Workers help prepare a Christmas tree for sale at a Holiday Sale Christmas Tree lot on November 29th, 2018, in Miami, Florida.
How a New Provision in Brazil's Forest Act Could Cost It a Massive Chunk of Protected Rainforest
Researchers warn that an area of Brazilian Amazon rainforest bigger than Ireland is at risk of losing its legal protection.
If Current Deforestation Rates Continue, Haiti May Lose Its Forests Within Two Decades
Haiti's deforestation is largely driven by small-scale farming and charcoal production, which involves harvesting wood and heating it to remove water and volatile compounds.
Increased Logging Is Decimating Forests in the Solomon Islands
The small South Pacific island nation has become a major supplier of Chinese-imported timber.
Tropical Deforestation Is the Third-Biggest Carbon Emitter in the World
According to a new analysis, tropical forest loss currently accounts for 8 percent of the world's annual carbon dioxide emissions.
A Giant Quaking Aspen Forest Is Trembling Under Our Watch
A cloned aspen grove that's thrived for millennia is feeling the pressure of just 50 years of human activity.