Forest trees also take up nanoplastics

Plastic is a petroleum product that is extremely slow to decompose. According to the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union, a plastic bag takes 10 to 20 years, a plastic straw 200 years and a plastic bottle 450 ...

No longer a last resort: Pulling CO2 from the air

To save the world from the worst ravages of climate change, slashing carbon pollution is no longer enough—CO2 will also need to be sucked out of the atmosphere and buried, a landmark UN report is expected to say on Monday.

The secret of mycorrhizal fungi

Fungi, specifically those that are "mycorrhizal," are natural allies of the forest because they improve tree nutrient acquisition. But which of the mycorrhizal feeding strategies yields the greatest tree diversity in a forest: ...

EXPLAINER: Olympics show complexity of sustainability claims

To stage the Winter Games in the Chinese capital, organizers embarked on a massive public works campaign, constructing new venues and piping millions of gallons of water up into the arid surrounding mountains to create fake ...

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