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  • Tiny Woodlands Are More Important Than Previously Thought Tiny Woodlands Are More Important Than Previously ThoughtSmal woodlands in farmland have more benefits for humans per area, compared to large forests, according to a new study. The small woodlands, sometimes even smaller than a football field, can easily go unnoticed in agricultural landscapes. Yet, these small forest remnants can store more carbon in the topsoil layer, are more suitable for hunting ...
  • Underground ecosystem contains billions of micro-organisms Underground ecosystem contains billions of micro-organismsGlobal 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 almost twice the size of all the world’s oceans. Despite extreme heat, no light, minuscule nutrition and ...
  • Potatoes for oysters Potatoes for oystersRestoring 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 are trying to restore these ecosystems, but usually not very successful . It is so difficult ...
  • Ants’ shit may help feed humanity 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 farms based on plant material already 50 million years ago. Farming based on flowering plans ...
  • Trees could sink two-thirds of human-generated carbon Trees could sink two-thirds of human-generated carbon  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 grow without sacrificing crop land or urban areas. In 50–100 years, those trees would remove 200 ...
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