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Danish grasslands are behaving strangely and researchers don’t know why

Nature slowly begins to change if meadows and grasslands are allowed to grow wild without human interference or grazing animals.

Redwoods are growing almost as fast in the UK as their Californian cousins

Giant sequoias (known as giant redwoods in the UK) are among the tallest and heaviest organisms that have ever lived on Earth, not to mention they have the potential to live longer than other species.

The Remarkable Benefits of Bamboo in Fighting Climate Change

Bamboo, a versatile and sustainable resource, has gained recognition for its remarkable benefits in combating climate change.

These Maasai women have developed an eco-friendly way to turn invasive cacti into bio-fuel

Local farmers say the cacti now compete for critical resources, jeopardising community lands, wildlife reserves and livestock ranches.

Sound recordings and AI tell us if forests are recovering, new study from Ecuador shows

Acoustic monitoring and AI tools were used to track biodiversity recovery in plots of tropical Chocó forest in northwestern Ecuador.

‘A joy to watch’: UK rewilding brings endangered species back from brink

Local wildlife restoration starting to boost populations of dormice, birds, butterflies and others – and helping humans along the way

Could superpowered plants be the heroes of the climate crisis?

Carbon-guzzling trees and crops, genetically altered to boost photosynthesis and store carbon in the roots, could absorb millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere

A revelation about trees is messing with climate calculations

Scientists are learning more about “sesquiterpenes” vapors made from trees.

Flowers are starting to spread in Antarctica and experts say that’s not good news

Bringing a pop of color and a promise of spring, flowers are usually a welcome sight – but not in Antarctica.

Scientists rediscover small Brazil tree, 185 years on

A species of small holly tree that was last seen nearly two centuries ago and was feared extinct has been rediscovered pluckily clinging to life in an urban area in northeastern Brazil, scientists said Tuesday.

Bamboo Is About To Flower For The First Time In 120 Years. It Could Be A Disaster

Henon bamboo is no ordinary plant; it adheres to a remarkably unusual flowering schedule, emerging into full blossom only once in every 120 years.