Illegal Weed Can Be Worse for Forests than Logging
Though logging has a greater overall impact, growing pot can be even more destructive on a per-unit-area basis, according to a recent study.
Bugs Are the Worst Part of Going Outside and Climate Change Is Making It Worse
Bug spray will soon be as ubiquitous as sunscreen. Long sleeves in hot weather will lose their dorky reputation.
One of Earth's Largest Living Organisms Is About to Have Its Genome Sequenced
Scientists will sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Hundreds of Colorful Painted Trees Protest Illegal Logging in Romania
Mihai Topescu and a team of volunteers are covering the Dumbrava Forest in all the colors of the rainbow.
I Dodged the Gene That Took My Mother's Life
And now I spend my career advocating, pole vaulting and log rolling.
Praying for Rain
Trump’s Pick for Ag Secretary Is Already Facing Criticism from Conservationists
As agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue would also oversee 193 million acres of national forests.
How Romania Is Using Satellites to Stop Loggers Leveling Its Fairytale Forests
The new system allows the public, journalists, and businesses to track the entire system and easily identify illegal activity.
How Mushrooms Could Help Replenish Forests After Clearcut Logging
Mycologists on Cortes Island are making the case to end the practice of slash burning in B.C. forestry.
Daniel J. Pierce
Yosemite National Park Used to Be 30 Percent Bigger
Since the early 1900s, one-third of Yosemite National Park has disappeared.
How Native Brazilians Are Using Spy Tech to Stop Illegal Logging in the Amazon
We camped with the Ka'apor for a few days to get to know what it's like to live in a scenario of violence, threats, and death.
Deforestation Could Be Worse for Carbon Emissions Than We've Calculated
When forests are selectively logged, the dead trees left behind don't just stop producing oxygen; they emit carbon.
Australia Is Cracking Down on Assholes Who Hurt Quokkas, the Cutest Animals in the World
People who harm the adorable but endangered marsupial could now face fines of $300,000.