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.