How Earth lost half its trees to humans
September 4, 2015, 11:18 a.m. by Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience
With a 'tree census,' researchers hope to understand the interplay between trees and humanity.
Wild pandas are bouncing back, new survey suggests
March 4, 2015, 11:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Panda populations have grown 16.8 percent in 10 years, according to a report by Chinese authorities.
How much are plants helping us fight climate change?
October 16, 2014, 10:58 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Climate models may be underestimating plants' CO2 intake, a new study finds, but some experts downplay the significance.
Saving the Indonesian peat forests, one basket at at time
May 15, 2014, 12:24 p.m. by Gerri Miller
The Katingan Project pairs a basket-making business with the Indonesian government's efforts to restore valuable land, employing local villagers along the way.
Does environmental protection help or hurt the poor?
April 9, 2014, 10:04 a.m. by Sami Grover
When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?
Jane Goodall discusses plants, peace and plagiarism
April 3, 2014, 8:42 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The iconic primatologist talks with MNN about turning 80 years old and about her latest book, 'Seeds of Hope.'
Website tracks deforestation in near real-time
February 20, 2014, 1:48 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The equivalent of 50 soccer fields each minute have fallen every day of the past 13 years, and now you can watch it happen on the web.
Drug trafficking leads to massive deforestation in Central America
January 31, 2014, 11:36 a.m. by John Platt
Forests are being slashed to make roads or illegal airplane landing strips.