Muir Woods is known for having some of the oldest, tallest trees on Earth, but a new analysis shows that California's tallest tree is actually younger than previously thought.
Savannahs, though they are not jam-packed with carbon-absorbing trees, nonetheless help to slow down climate change, according to a new study.
Imagine, each year, an army of drones take to the air and head off for a tireless workday of planting trees in some of the Earth's most heavily deforested regions. Like an overnight miracle, one billion new saplings could be sprouting from the ground each year, helping mitigate the rampant tree loss that is harming our world. Now a retired NASA expert wants to make this dream a reality with his drone-powered startup company.
Scientists are increasingly worried for the Earth's forests as climate change stresses out plants with warming temperatures, affecting their growth and development. But new research may offer hope, as trees apparently cope by using less water with more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the air.
Eat your heart out Johnny Appleseed. That's practically what Lorena Tapia, Ecuador's minister of environment, said on Wednesday when she announced that the country plans to plant 350,000 trees simultaneously.
It is well known that tropical deforestation is just as costly as carbon pollution when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But while research has mostly focused on forests that have been completely mowed down, scientists are now saying that partially logged forests play just as crucial a role, and may emit more carbon than previously thought.
Scientists have discovered a way to make trees grow bigger and faster which, in the face of climate change, could help increase the supply of renewable resources, according to new research.
According to new research, drought damage will likely cause widespread forest death by the 2050s as a result of climate change.
History textbooks have told us that some of Earth's earliest primates walked on the ground like the rest of us, but newly discovered fossilized ankles turns this theory upside down, so to speak, indicating that they in fact were tree-dwellers, according to recent research.
An array of tree-shaped wind turbines is soon to make their debut in Paris, potentially revolutionizing this sector of renewable energy.
Christmas is now behind us, and festive trees are being stripped of their bedazzlement and chucked to the curb. Unfortunately, new research has revealed that these may have been some of the last we'll see, as thinner snows are making it harder for new Christmas trees to grow.
"If trees could talk..." has always been a popular line among environmental advocates. One artist has now taken his own spin on that adage, asking instead "If trees could play piano, how would it sound?" Thanks to some nifty tech and an old record player, we can find out for ourselves.
China's arid north is slowly being invaded by its own desert, which is the source of growing dust storms and nearly useless land. To fight it, they are planting whole forests - a living wall of hearty trees to keep the desert at bay... and it's working.
It's well past October, but it seems like the ghostly whitebark pine forests of Canada didn't get the memo. These stark white and skeletal trees are having a hard time recovering this winter, after being devastated by mountain pine beetles and infections of white pine blister rust. Now researchers are proposing that a friendly local fungus could get these forests in a more lively spirit for the holiday season.