American ginseng is imperiled by overharvesting. Locals are racing to preserve the plant—and its economic potential, through “forest farming.” PHOTOGRAPH: GREGORY K. SCOTT/SCIENCE SOURCE THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Undark and is part of the Climate Deskcollaboration. Iris Gao keeps a ginseng root in her office. It’s fixed on black velvet with three other […]


Cassytha haustoria on Leptospermum (native tea-tree). Credit: David Hollingworth A native parasitic plant found commonly throughout south-eastern Australia, is showing great promise as a potential biological control agent against introduced weeds that cost millions of dollars every year to control. University of Adelaide research has found that the native vine […]