forests

Children who play in forests and parklands rather than gravel yards have stronger immune systems, study suggests Researchers from Finland added greenery and soil to nursery outdoor play areas They monitored...

Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future. Bailey Miller, a postdoctoral researcher...

Tropical forests are losing the ability to suck up carbon dioxide decades earlier than expected as climate change slows growth and kills trees Researchers monitored 300,000 trees in Africa and the Amazon...

In a rain forest near Auckland, New Zealand, a leafless kauri tree stump rises a few feet off the ground. These trees can become giants: The country’s biggest, Tāne Mahuta, or the “Lord of the Forest,”...

Leishmaniasis parasites eat human flesh. Cordyceps fungi lead ants to suicide. Toxoplasma gondii eliminate a mouse’s fear of cats. And a barnacle called Sacculina carcini castrates crabs, roots itself...

The ‘urban forests’ of New York revealed: New study finds the city has five MILLION trees in ‘forested natural areas’ Researchers carrying out a huge survey of New York City’s...