Planting ‘Billions of Trees’ Isn’t Going to Stop Climate Change
A popular study claims that reforestation could fix climate change, but is that true?
Seed Vaults Can’t Save a Third of Critically Endangered Plants
A new study published Friday in Nature Plants showed that 36 percent of critically endangered plants produce recalcitrant seeds, which can’t be preserved.
'Chases a Butterfly,' Today's Comic by Tara Booth
Tara Booth hangs out at a park, takes pics of flowers, and drinks some bubble tea.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Snoop Dogg Makes Shocking Botanical Discovery in Martha Stewart's Driveway
"Somebody tell me what this is. A who? That's a pine cone?"
Eve's Week In the Woods
Nature Is Not as Beautiful as Instagram
Does nature actually suck? Eve Peyser investigates.
60,000 Chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover Utah
“The Paris Agreement is a hard-won achievement.”
fake plastic trees
Scientists Are Creating Christmas Trees That Don't Shed Their Needles
“Messiness” has been identified as the main reason consumers avoid real trees. Scientists are finding ways around it.
Getting High on a Thai Tree with Psychoactive Leaves
'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' investigates the science behind kratom, a Southeast Asian tree with psychotropic properties.
This National Park in Patagonia Is Being Overrun With Invasive Canadian Trees
In North America, the lodgepole pine is facing historic die-offs. Southern Argentina has a different problem.
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.
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.
An Ode to This Beautiful, Hypnotizing Red Tree in ‘Destiny 2’
It’s even better at 60 frames-per-second.