This is the closest you can get to fly speeder bikes at Endor's forest

I never thought that skating through a forest was possible but—looking at this video of Andreas Wirnstl, Marco Dallago, and Luca Dallago zooming through a forest in Graz, Austria—apparently it is. It must really feel exhilarating to race like that, like driving a speeder bike in Return of the Jedi. » 5/13/14 8:24pm 5/13/14 8:24pm

New Maps Show Forests Disappearing in Real Time

The world is vast and travel budgets finite, so looking for deforestation as it's happening all over the world is nigh impossible. That is, of course, unless you have an all seeing eye in the sky—and, hey, you know what, there are satellites orbiting over all of our heads right now. Global Forest Watch is a new, near… » 2/21/14 10:20am 2/21/14 10:20am

Photo Essay: NYC's Incredible Christmas Tree Seller Subculture

The Friday night after Thanksgiving is when all the little forests pop up around the city. Most Christmas tree outlets—bodegas, parks, supermarkets, and big-box stores—have a team that comes in to set up wooden display racks, while electricians wire up lights to a generator and a truck drops off Fraser Firs to sell… » 12/10/13 11:00am 12/10/13 11:00am