Gayathri Vaidyanathan ::

Part 1: Forests dictate Earth’s future in the age of humankind

EL YUNQUE RAINFOREST, Puerto Rico — Palm trees flower here in flashes of magenta and orange. Luscious green fronds drag on the floor, and ropelike lianas hang off trees, topped by giant flowers. Ignoring the brilliance all around, 22 scientists trudged through their forest with their eyes planted on the floor. At times, they picked […]

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