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Underground ecosystem contains billions of micro-o..

Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world’s oceans The Earth is far more alive than previously thought, according to ‘deep life’ studies that reveal a rich ecosystem beneath our feet that is… read more

Potatoes for oysters

Restoring ecosystems All over the world wet ecosytems like mangroves, marshes, coralreefs, coasts, are playing an important role in keeping the local nature in balance. This is common knowledge, but still  many of these ecosystems are disappearing or degraded. People… read more

Ants’ shit may help feed humanity

About 12.000 years ago humans started cultivate crops. But farming is much older; it is known from fungi farmed by ants, termites or beetles. Leafcutter ants, the best known farmers among insects derive from insects that have been running mould… read more

Trees could sink two-thirds of human-generated car..

  A worldwide effort to restore trees would be the single biggest and cheapest way to pull carbon out of the atmosphere. Researchers have found that there is 1.7 billion hectares of treeless land on which 1.2 trillion trees could… read more

Sacred forests – conservation by tradition

In many regions around the world smaller or bigger forests have been preserved because the local people consider them sacred. They occur throughout the world and share many features, they are a kind of natural conservation area, often a forested… read more