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Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees
Maple trees are just the beginning. You can tap, boil, and brew tree syrup from many other species too.
How bad are Christmas trees for the environment?
Artificial trees can actually be a smarter choice in certain scenarios.
How to buy carbon offsets that actually make a difference
Even during a pandemic, you produced a lot of greenhouse gases this year.
Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think
New research suggests that trees might shorten their season, despite warmer temperatures.
How we created a portal to another world for our most mysterious cover yet
Where it goes, nobody knows.
We didn’t track hurricanes hundreds of years ago—but trees did
Researchers are trying to extend the tropical storm record by looking inside ancient coastal trees.
Why autumn air smells so delicious and sweet
The biggest culprit is a beloved exotic tree.
Young trees have special adaptations that could save the Amazon
Juvenile trees in the Amazon rainforest have an increased ability to perform photosynthesis while under drought conditions.
Hurricanes lay waste to mangroves, but they also help them flourish
Relationship status: complicated
Your Christmas tree’s environmental impact has nothing to do with whether it’s real or fake
Don’t stress about what kind you buy—stress about what you do about it after the holidays.