Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle


To protect mangroves, some Kenyans combat logging with hidden beehives

The group has concealed beehives in the top branches of mangroves as silent guardians. The bees are meant to attack unsuspecting loggers.

This Ecuadorian forest thrived amid deforestation after being granted legal rights

A cloud forest in northern Ecuador is protected from deforestation and mining after being recognised as an entity possessing legal personhood.

Climate change is moving tree populations away from the soil fungi that sustain them

As our planet warms, many species are shifting to different locations as their historical habitats become inhospitable.

A ‘Green Glacier’ is Burying Prairies, Threatening Ranchers and Wildlife

A Juggernaut Unleashed By Humans Is Grinding Slowly Across The Great Plains, Burying Some Of The Most Threatened Habitat On The Planet Beneath Dense Junipers And Shrubland.

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.

A revelation about trees is messing with climate calculations

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

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.

Tropical Forests May Be Getting Too Hot for Photosynthesis

Climate change is already making a small proportion of tropical tree leaves so hot that their photosynthetic machinery bakes and breaks, according to new research.