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One teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with life

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A teaspoon of soil from the Amazon contains as many as 1,800 microscopic life forms, of which 400 are fungi.

Largely invisible and hidden underground, the "dark matter" of life on Earth has "amazing properties", which we're just starting to explore, say scientists.

The vast majority of the estimated 3.8 million fungi in the world have yet to be formally classified.

Yet, fungi are surprisingly abundant in soil from Brazil's Amazon rainforest.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53197650

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spartan max2

It's sad the diversity we are killing :(

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quiXilver

We are a profoundly ignorant species.

 

We break a window and call it vandalism, cut down a forest and call it progress...

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Myles
On 6/29/2020 at 11:20 AM, quiXilver said:

We are a profoundly ignorant species.

 

We break a window and call it vandalism, cut down a forest and call it progress...

Breaking a window IS vandalism.   Cutting down a forest is only progress for a minority who are benefiting from it.

It won't make up for the loss of the forests, but I sure wish more people would plant trees.   I see so many huge yards with only 1 or 2 trees in it.  I have 7 acres and probably 250 trees.       

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quiXilver

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.

 

The second best time, is now.

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