trees

Conservation

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.2.18
Comics!

'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.
Tara Booth
8.2.18
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?"
Drew Schwartz
5.9.18
Eve's Week In the Woods

Nature Is Not as Beautiful as Instagram

Does nature actually suck? Eve Peyser investigates.
Eve Peyser
2.27.18
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.
Rosemary Westwood
12.18.17
VICELAND

Getting High on a Thai Tree with Psychoactive Leaves

'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' investigates the science behind kratom, a Southeast Asian tree with psychotropic properties.
VICE Staff
12.12.17
Invasive species

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.
Scott Leitch
11.7.17
420

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17
genetic sequencing

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.
Kate Lunau
9.26.17
Destiny 2

An Ode to This Beautiful, Hypnotizing Red Tree in ‘Destiny 2’

It’s even better at 60 frames-per-second.
Patrick Klepek
8.30.17
Frontier

Fighting Deforestation Is Giving Hope to Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

One of the biggest refugee settlements in the world is giving refugees the chance to earn a living and regenerate forests at the same time.
Alice Rowsome
8.17.17
painting

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.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.11.17
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