Rainbow shower tree (Cassiaxnealiae)

By Danielle Carpenter – Climate change and extreme climatic events are having grave consequences for plant biodiversity around the world. Fires in Australia, the Amazon and North America are destroying key ecosystems. Bark beetles are benefiting from warmer temperatures to kill increasing numbers of trees worldwide. Extreme drought in some areas and flooding in others […]

Companies are using drones to fight deforestation. One of them, BioCarbon Engineering, based in Oxford, England, aims to plant as many as 1 billion trees per year. It uses drones flying 300 feet over land to map an area’s level of deforestation, topography and soil quality, and report its potential for reforestation. With that information, automated planting drones carrying […]

TreeSisters is a non-profit charity that cares about tropical reforestation. Its mission is to “help reforest the Tropics and increase Earth’s green cover through the combined leadership of women around the world who seek to bring ecological balance back to the planet.” Its objectives are: “(1) Increasing Green Cover – to promote for the benefit of the […]