Spore's the pity: how Fantastic Fungi flags up man's abuse of nature

The team behind a new documentary full of incredible footage of the secret life of mushrooms…

What Victorian-era seaweed pressings reveal about our changing seas

A ‘women’s pastime’ practised by Queen Victoria, ‘seaweeding’ spread from the UK to California – now…

The tardigrade in the ice hole: how extreme life finds a way in the Arctic

Tiny organisms nicknamed water bears offer clues about possible alien life but the changing climate means…

Lemon juice, legumes and local activism: what green habits have you adopted in 2020?

Guardian supporters around the world tell us about the sustainable lifestyle changes that they have committed…

Why the hidden world of fungi is essential to life on Earth | Merlin Sheldrake

Fungi have long supported and enriched life on our planet. They must be protected as fiercely…

Counting the species: how DNA barcoding is rewriting the book of life

We do not know how many species live on Earth. Barcoding could change that – and…

The Guardian view on houseplants: balm for troubled times | Editorial

Pandemic stress can be relieved by cultivating greenery, which makes people happier and more relaxedThe essayist…

40% of world’s plant species at risk of extinction

Race against time to save plants and fungi that underpin life on Earth, global data showsTwo…

Blasts from the past: how ice age ponds are coming back to life

Once watering holes for mammoth and elk, Herefordshire’s neglected ancient ponds are being restored Ecologist Will…

Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off

Elephants may have ingested toxins produced by bacteria found in waterholesHundreds of elephants died in Botswana…