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20 04 2021 | 10:10

Saudi Arabia ‘to plant 10 billion trees’ in bid to tackle climate change.

Green plan unveiled as part of plan to overcome Saudi Arabia’s economic reliance on oil. Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest oil producers, has announced ambitious proposals for a “green…

07 03 2021 | 07:43

Why keeping one mature street tree is far better for humans and nature than planting lots of new ones.

The net ecosystem service of an urban tree is worth thousands of dollars. Thanks to Victorian street planners, many British streets were designed to be full of big trees and, with 84% of the…

26 02 2021 | 11:35

Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is an effective low-tech way to slow climate change.

Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserves. Trees capture and store massive amounts of carbon. And unlike some…

26 02 2021 | 09:47

Lloyds Banking Group on its way to planting 10 million trees by 2030.

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the first 1 million of 10 million trees have been planted across the UK in partnership with the Woodland Trust. As part of its ambition to help finance a green…

26 02 2021 | 08:40

Experts identify 'super-plant' that absorbs roadside air pollution.

Bushy variety of cotoneaster works best in areas of heavy traffic, say researchers, while other plants can cool buildings or reduce flooding. Bushy, hairy-leafed cotoneaster is a “super plant” that…

26 02 2021 | 08:28

Digging in: a million trees planted as villages and schools join climate battle.

Community forest projects have seen a surge in volunteers keen to reduce CO2 emissions by creating new woodlands. The UK may be in the grip of a winter lockdown but in one village on the edge of the…

17 02 2021 | 09:04

Are Forests Carbon Sinks or Carbon Sources?

Forests are an important asset in the fight against climate change. New research has found that they sequester around twice as much carbon dioxide as they emit, classifying them as a carbon sink.…

16 02 2021 | 10:02

From tree planting to CO2-sucking machines: How could ‘negative emissions’ help to tackle the climate crisis?

Removing CO2 from air will likely be needed if the world is to meet its climate goals, writes Daisy Dunne, but our options for achieving ‘negative emissions’ each come with a unique set of challenges.

12 02 2021 | 07:32

Africa is Planting Tens of Millions of Trees in the Desert. Here’s Why.

In the dusty, windswept lands of Niger, there once stood a lonely acacia tree. Caravans passed beneath its spiky branches — the last stop before the endless sea of sand. Known as the Tree of Ténéré…

01 02 2021 | 10:31

Ecosia: Eco-friendly search engine commits to planting 1bn trees in Africa’s ‘Great Green Wall’

An ambitious, African-led movement to plant a 5,000-mile forest wall to fight the climate crisis has received a commitment of support from one of the world’s most prolific tree-planters, The…

27 01 2021 | 09:35

One, two, tree: how AI helped find millions of trees in the Sahara.

Efforts to map the Earth’s trees are growing – and could change our understanding of the planet’s health. When a team of international scientists set out to count every tree in a large swathe of…

03 01 2021 | 08:34

How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral.

Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of deforestation. In the misty, hilly terrain of Wayanad, in the southern Indian state…

27 12 2020 | 08:23

Genetically engineered trees could help fight climate change — here's how.

Species that grow faster could be better at pulling carbon from the atmosphere, but could also come with risks Armand Séguin planted his first genetically modified tree — a poplar — more than 20…

26 11 2020 | 16:11

Kenya's president saves century-old fig tree from highway

Nairobi - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi. The…

19 10 2020 | 08:45

Singapore Will Plant One Million Trees by 2030.

Languishing in the soft, silty mud, the living fossil looked as if it didn't have a care in the world as it feasted on the fish left stranded in the tidal mangrove pools of the Sungei Buloh wetlands…

04 10 2020 | 18:34

California's Joshua tree could become first to win protections because of climate crisis.

The 2.5m-year-old tree would be first plant species protected by law in state as current habitat increasingly becomes less viable. The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the…

09 09 2020 | 11:00

"Adopt A Tree Initiative"

Dorcas Wakio Mugo is a student of Marine Resource Management at Technical University of Mombasa in Kenya. She is consigned to the fight against climate change, as a result she has opted to take a…

08 09 2020 | 11:35

Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule.

Report calls for more support if plan to plant 100m hectares of vegetation is to be realised. The world’s most ambitious reforestation project, the Great Green Wall of Africa, has covered only 4% of…

25 08 2020 | 09:11

Mangroves Could Help Save Us From Climate Change. Climate Change Is Killing Mangroves.

During a trip to Cuba's Gardens of the Queen a few years ago, I found myself around small mangrove islands in an area called Boca Grande. Floating on clear, calm water, my travel group and I kicked…

12 07 2020 | 08:21

Protecting 30% of planet could bolster economy, study says.

Scientists claim widespread conservation can bring rewards if right policies are followed. Nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land area could be placed under environmental protections without…