Peat bogs store twice as much carbon as all forests in the world, making their conservation essential for the fight against climate change. A project in Russia is doing even better: it is rewetting bogs.
When Mother Nature conceived of the fig, she seems to have asked herself: 'Why go for the easy option?' The plant relies on an extremely complex — and somewhat macabre — pollination process to bear fruit.
Nuts, ferns and roots: Ecuador's indigenous communities are bringing a taste of their rainforest gardens to the country's gourmet restaurants. And they're earning a living in the process.
When we think of wolves, we tend to think of the animal that devoured Little Red Riding Hood and that howls at the moon. But do they really? Our natural phenomenon offers a little insight.
A scheme to control invasive plants in South Africa is helping to conserve water — and offering an inexpensive, eco-friendly solution for poor communities to bury their dead.
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