With a little bit of luck, China has helped to reverse global forest loss despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics, according to recent research.
Thanks to rising sea levels caused by climate change, nearly 60 plants in Everglades National Park are critically endangered, highlighting the need for stepped up conservation efforts.
While plants and nitrogen normally benefit from one another in a mutualistic relationship, a new study shows that too much of a good thing doesn't always last, as nitrogen fertilizer use over a long period of time eventually disrupts this beneficial rapport.
Scientists have discovered a fern "love child" in the mountains of France and found that it is the result of a puzzling reunion, providing insight on plant reproduction, according to a new study.
Scientists have re-engineered certain cereal crops so that they can better brace for flooding in world where extreme weather is becoming the new norm.
The massive 55 pound miracle seeds of the coco de mer palm are the stuff of legend. Now new research has determined that careful engineering and good "parenting" ensure these seeds grow to to such an impressive size.
What would you risk your life for? Wealth, knowledge, power, love - all these things are common answers. But how about a single rare flower - one surrounded by hidden landmines in a secluded part of the world?
In a new breakthrough study, scientists have successfully tricked plants into tolerating drought and given vegetation across the globe hope of survival amidst the world's ever-changing climate.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working hard to help scientists better understand and manage the Earth's plant life. On Tuesday, the agency moved to introduce the world to FLEX, a novel approach that could help experts assess the health of vegetation across the globe by measuring their photosynthetic activity from space.
It has long been suspected, especially among farmers, that rainstorms can lead to harmful pathogens that wreak havoc on plants. And now, research has for the first time caught this phenomenon on camera, and possibly paved the way for disease-resistant crops.
Populations of yellow rabbitbrush, a plant species unique to Rocky Mountain meadows, is dying, but fear not, for ant-eating black bears are to the rescue.
Green tea has long been celebrated as healthy drink. Now a new study has found that not only does this beverage encourage good health, but it could even trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.
Monarch butterflies, which have recently been facing severe habitat loss in the United States, are slowly making a comeback, showing conservationists that they are down, but not out.
Efforts to save the declining monarch butterfly across the United States may have severely backfired, with many gardeners unwittingly trapping and exposing these near-endangered insects to harmful parasites.