What a 13,000-year-old eucalyptus tree reveals about the meaning of human life. "Our overblown intellectual faculties seem to be telling
The future of high-tech energy storage, in the form of supercapacitors, may be getting a little closer with the discovery of a low-cost method of producing electrodes from cellulose.
Thieves who target burls, protrusions on trees that are valued for their intricately patterned wood, are driven by a sluggish economy and costly methamphetamine habits, officials said.
Frequently cast as plant-gobbling, biodiversity-destroying villains, deer may actually play a vital role in making their forests more lush and vibrant.
Greenery clings to tree limbs in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from Michael Melford.
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde explains his idea of replacing streetlights with collections of genetically-modified luminescent plants.
A biotech company has patented a hybrid tree species that can grow in the toughest environments and will be used to create biofuel.
I haven't given a ton of thought to the trees around San Francisco's sidewalks, although I've always liked having one in front of my house, and was really sad when someone…
The white needles on this California specimen may hold secrets about the world's tallest trees.
To keep pace with the present rate of temperature change, plants and animals have to migrate poleward a few feet a day, according to a team of ecologists. If they can't, they may not survive.
Bristlecone pines are the oldest trees on earth. The oldest, Methuselah, has lived more than 4,800 years. From their perch atop the White Mountains at California's…
This video sponsored by our Subbable supporter NIL: http://www.youtube.com/TheNilFacts And thanks to Subbable supporter Raed Massoud for helping make MinuteEarth possible! Humans can go inside or put on clothes, but trees spend winter naked in the ...
The innovation that could produce the same amount of maple syrup from 50 acres of arable land as 500 acres of forest.
Who saves New York City's trees from the menace of plastic bags? Meet the bag snaggers of the Bette Midler-founded New York Restoration Project. A short film by Aaron Reiss and Jamie Hefetz.