Forests provide vital goods and services including food, fuel, and fiber, and are major reservoirs of global carbon. This video presentation, an accompaniment to Science’s 13 June 2008 special issue on forests, discusses efforts to understand how forests influence climate and some of the challenges of global forest [...]
As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life.
The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate change. Cary Fowler takes us inside a vast global seed bank, buried within a frozen mountain in Norway, that stores a diverse group of food-crop for whatever tomorrow may [...]