How one teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with fungal life

Scientists discover hundreds of different fungi in Amazonian soil, thought to play a vital role in nature.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: biodiversity nature kew-gardens amazon-rainforest

Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

An expedition of top UK botanists into previously unexplored rainforest in Colombia found rare species.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
June 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds wildlife-conservation kew-gardens colombia

Natural 'bumblebee medicine' found in heather

Preserving heather in the natural landscape could have benefits for wild bees, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 10, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment bees kew-gardens

Plant extinction 'bad news for all species'

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a new study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 11, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change environment plants kew-gardens

Trail-blazing gardening women of Kew

The first female gardeners at Kew had to garden in bloomers, but in some ways were ahead of their time.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: kew-gardens gender-pay-gap

The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year

Plants have been on the planet for hundreds of millions of years – but we’re still discovering new ones.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 21, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: plants kew-gardens

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