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The Past is Not Prologue in the American Pacific West

Climate change is making an already dry climate even drier. In the American Pacific West, natural disasters are intensifying and causing more severe damage. Plants and animals incapable of withstanding the now-higher temperatures are being chased out of their homes. The domino effect could make a major impact on humans if we don’t act now.

A climatologist discusses resiliency in America's driest region.

Meet the Rare and Wonderful Animals of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary

On a calm, quiet morning, you’ll hear it. The call of the southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbon. It’s an enchanting sound that echoes across the forest — often heard as a duet with its mate. Unlike most primates, this gibbon adds an undulating, almost whale-like sound to the melody of the forest. And this call is what lures visitors out to Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary at sunrise, just for the privilege of hearing it.

Protecting Cambodia’s forests is crucial in ensuring the future of its wildlife.

A Sisterhood of Serving Others

Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority works to plant more than 12,000 trees in four years.

See how this nationwide organization is coming together to plant more than 12,000 trees for the benefit of everyone.

What could be more neighborly than sharing mangoes?

In Hawai’i, food insecurity is a complex issue — one that impacts nearly half of all households on the islands. Read how fruit trees can play a role in taking on aspects of this issue in both practical and social ways.

Learn how fruit trees can take on food insecurity in more ways than one.

Wait, Killer Whales Need Trees?

How can trees help critically endangered southern resident orcas? In more ways than one. Find out how trees protect and support the delicate ecological web these mammals depend on for their survival.

Explore how trees are at the core of endangered orcas' fight for survival.

Protecting Our Nation’s Most Iconic Bird

The forests of southern Oregon are prime real estate for the bald eagle. And while their numbers have rebounded in the last 50 years, their future survival depends on preserving and reestablishing the ecosystems they call home. Find out how trees help them thrive in a multitude of ways.

Find out how the bald eagle's survival is inseparable from the health of forests.

The Fire That Sparked a Movement

In 1988, Yellowstone National Park was engulfed in flames. By the time the blaze was extinguished, nearly a third of its land was scorched. Explore how the work of replanting after this fire laid the foundation for national and international recovery efforts.

Learn how a historic Yellowstone fire informed forest recovery efforts around the world.

Why 500 Million Trees Is Just a Start

Planting more than 500 million trees has been no small feat. But in a world that needs trees now more than ever, we're not stopping there. See how our mission continues to take root in the form of our next monumental goal.

See how our mission continues to take root.

Feeling Stressed? Find Your Nearest Tree

More and more, the correlation is clear: spending time in nature is good for your physical and emotional wellbeing. Find out how, beyond being seen as just a perk, green spaces are being recognized as a fundamental driver of positive health outcomes.

Learn how trees help us keep our cool in more ways than one.

How to Measure Biodiversity Using Trees

As a backbone of our ecosystems, the story of trees is inseparable from the story of biodiversity on this planet. With unprecedented biodiversity loss, it’s not enough just to plant trees — learn how we use science to plant them where they’ll have the biggest impact.

Learn how science helps us safeguard biodiversity through trees.

Investing in Home

The Creekside Community in Greer, South Carolina welcomed its first residents in 2008. See how this community came together to root themselves in a sense of home.

Explore how a community came together to root themselves.

Trees as a Force for Equity

As temperatures rise, historically underserved communities are feeling the heat. Explore how communities like Parkwood in Nashville are using trees as a strategy to combat urban heat islands to cool an area otherwise lacking community canopy.

Learn how neighborhood trees can make life better for residents.

Protecting the Forest, Honoring Tradition

Meet Constantino Aucca, a UN Champions of the Earth award winner for his conservation efforts of South America’s rare Polylepis forests. With roots in his Inca heritage and local communities, learn how his work is a force for good in the Andes region for today and tomorrow.

This man is on a mission to plant trees and revive a centuries-old philosophy in the Andes Mountains.

A Tree Can Be An Equalizer

Trees are a powerful way to make neighborhoods and cities more liveable places. But not everyone has equal access to trees. See how using trees as a tool in environmental justice work takes a combination of local knowledge, community preferences, and science.

See how trees can be a tool in environmental justice work.

Up for the Challenge

One of the things that makes Boise special is its deep connection to nature and commitment to sustainability. Find out how we partnered with the community to help make The City of Trees a greener, more resilient place to live.

Find out how we partnered with Boise to help make the city a greener place to live.

Transforming Madagascar

Madagascar is home to one of the most remarkable ecosystems on the planet. Learn about our work with local residents who are growing and planting trees to combat deforestation.

See our work in action with those safeguarding Madagascar's future.

A Tree Can Be a Home

Each year, millions of monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles to oyamel forests in Mexico. However, these critical ecosystems are on the decline. With the monarch butterfly now listed as an endangered species, learn why restoring their winter home in these forests is critical to their survival.

Explore reforestation work critical to the monarch butterfly's survival.

A Journey to Reclaim the Land

West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest is one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the country. But its history of mining left large swaths of land in need of healing. Learn how a massive planting effort is using native trees to restore the glory of this forest for generations to come.

Learn how massive planting efforts of native trees are helping a region heal.

A Tree Can Be Empowering

The neighborhood of Brownsville is home to about 17,000 people living with food insecurity and a lack of fresh produce on a daily basis. Learn how, in the face of this food desert, a community came together to grow their own.

See a community's work in action in Miami.

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