vegetation

ALIENS

Scientists Design a ‘Template’ for Plant Life on Alien Worlds

“Once we figure out, or I hope we figure out, that we are not alone in the universe, the connection to the cosmos is just going to be even stronger.”
Becky Ferreira
9.26.18
Motherboard

Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert

Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
Becky Ferreira
9.7.18
Motherboard Homepage

I Travelled to the Arctic to Plunge a Probe Into the Melting Permafrost

Climate change is completely reshaping the region.
Sarah Hewitt
4.1.17
climate change

I Travelled to the Arctic to Plunge a Probe Into the Thawing Permafrost

Climate change is completely reshaping the region.
Sarah Hewitt
4.1.17
Garden Warfare

How Plants Summon Insect Armies to Defend Themselves From Attackers

The sweet smell of success.
Grennan Milliken
2.2.17
All Fronts

The Monstrous Tree Crushers the US Military Used to Level Vietnam's Forests

The logging machines cleared Viet Cong hiding spots.
Joseph Trevithick
9.16.15
Science

Oil Drilling Causes Longer-Lasting Damage to Landscapes Than We Thought

Oil and gas drilling destroys vegetation for longer than scientists had hoped, new research shows.
Kari Paul
4.24.15
News

Australia is Clearing Shitloads of Forest and Queensland is Leading the Charge

The state has tripled land clearing since 2010. We look at whether that will change under their new government.
David Allegretti
3.26.15