Is Your Landscaping Killing Wildlife?

A common landscaping shrub is dropping large mammals dead in their tracks. Here’s what you need to know.

Matthew L. Miller

New Science Shows Seagrass Meadows Suppress Pathogens

After a bout of illness in Indonesia, scientists discover that seagrass meadows have bacteria-fighting superpowers that benefit people, fish and invertebrates.

Cara Cannon Byington

Five Endangered Species Recoveries You’ve Never Heard Of

Five successes of the Endangered Species Act worth celebrating.

Christine Peterson

Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

What role can grasslands play in climate change solutions? The answer is in the roots.

Marissa Ahlering

Attacking Invasive Cheatgrass at Its Root

Not much can stop cheatgrass from spreading. That's why scientists are turning to a solution in the soil, a microbe that inhibits the growth of cheatgrass roots, giving native plants a chance to return.

Lisa Feldkamp

Ginseng Digging: Local Traditions and Global Markets for Appalachia’s Medicinal Plants

Ginseng: a medicinal root with a long tradition of harvesting in Appalachia. But can the plant withstand the demands of a global market? Hal Herring takes a personal look at the plants, the place and the people that make up the history of ginseng digging.

Hal Herring

Sagebrush Science Makes a Breakthrough with Soil Pasta

When scientists were looking for a better way to restore sagebrush they thought way outside of the box. The solution — a pasta maker.

Lisa Feldkamp

The Cactus Smuggler: Are Desert Plants Being Loved to Extinction?

Across their range, cacti are disappearing. The number one culprit? Illegal collecting. A look at the cactus smuggling trade.

Christine Peterson

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Climate change will affect your health, your sports, even what you drink. A look at some of the more unexpected impacts.

Matthew L. Miller

A Treasure Hunt for Prairie Wildflowers

A rare prairie wildflower is lost, then found, then lost again. Or was it?

Jonathan Eerkes

The Promise and Peril of Wild Seed Harvesting

Planting native seeds harvested from the wild back into damaged ecosystems brings the promise of restoring entire landscapes. But at what cost?

Justin Meissen and Meredith Cornett

Greatest Threat to the Everglades? Maybe Not Pythons

A deceptively deadly invasive species is slithering its way through the Florida Everglades, threatening the entire ecosystem. But it’s not a python.

Justine E. Hausheer