Terrestrial Plants

Last Dune Standing
Article - Short

A growing population and rampant development hits Israel’s coast hard.

Walking Trees Terrorize Marshes
Article - Short

The good news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise. The bad news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise.

In the Land of Lost Gardens
Features

Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the...

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
Article - Short

No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

“Ghost Forests” Are, Surprisingly, a Sign of Resilience
Article - Short

Nature is fighting sea level rise in its own way.

Europe’s Race to Save Its Rice
Article - Short

Biologists are trying to breed a salt- and snail-resistant line of European rice.

A Burning Problem For Mangroves
Features

In Madagascar’s Bay of Assassins, villagers balance mangrove use and conservation. How much longer can they do it?

The Secret World of Bog
Photo Essay

Photos of a lesser-known ecosystem, from British Columbia’s outer coast.

How British Columbia’s Coastal People Fertilized the Forest
Article - Short

Indigenous people’s castoff clamshells made the forest grow bigger. 

It’s Happening Now: Climate Change Is Killing Off the Yellow Cedar
Article - Short

Actually proving a species is being affected by climate change, and not some other factor, is incredibly difficult. 

Hawai‘i’s War on the Weeds
Article - Short

Researchers are conducting an air raid on one of the world’s most invasive plants.

Southern Sugarcane Revival
Features

Sugarcane on Sapelo Island was once tended by slaves. Now it might sustain their descendants and help keep Geechee culture alive.

Guardians of the Groves
Article - Short

India’s first mangrove protection agency is facing off against slumlords, polluters, and even its own government.

Hiding From the Deep Freeze
Article - Short

On an archipelago off British Columbia, wildlife may have hidden from the past two ice ages.

Marsh on the Move
Article - Short

Maryland’s coastal marsh is migrating inland—and land managers are trying to clear the way.

Mangrove Forests Are Being Starved of Mud
Article - Short

Dams are leaving mangroves dangerously short on dirt. 

What Declassified Spy Images Are Teaching Us About Climate Change
Article - Short

Using early military satellite imagery, scientists are pushing back the timeline on scientific Earth observation.

The Consequences of Eradicating an Introduced Species
Article - Short

Researchers are investigating the complex case of Tasmanian cordgrass. 

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal stories that washed up on our shore.

Life Finds a Way
Article - Short

How will Japan’s new volcanic island turn green?