ScienceDaily reports They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate change, new research shows Joshua trees won’t survive much past this century. Read full article at Joshua trees facing extinction — ScienceDaily
The New York Times reports on rangers who risk their lives on a daily basis to protect the trees in Thailand. Deep in a jungle in Thailand, a battle is being waged between poorly armed forest rangers and poachers trying to sate China’s growing appetite for rare and precious rosewood. Read story at ‘These Forests […]
ScienceDaily reports on Striped maple trees often change sexes, with females more likely to die: Rutgers study shows how switching sexes could threaten populations Although pollen has covered cars for weeks and allergy sufferers have been sneezing, we think of sex as being the realm of animals. But plant sex can be quite interesting, especially in […]
(from the blog of netzfrauen.org) A truck containing rosewood suspected to have been logged illegally in Kampong Thom province sits on the side of the road near an economic land concession belonging to Try Pheap in 2013. PHOTO SUPPLIED The destruction of nature has taken on a gigantic dimension. If humans had […]
A Drone captures smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle.
Record fires are sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, according to multiple news outlets.
Three days in Malaysian Borneo “I think that we are the luckiest people in the world,” my son announced as he tossed me an impish smile from the front of our boat. Yesterday, we’d been thrilled to find a pygmy elephant down by the river’s edge – our guide said it was the first he’d […]