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Mushrooms Can Help Clean The World

Mushrooms Can Help Clean The World

motherearth February 7, 2018 0

Mushrooms, which have quietly been breaking down dead plants for millennia, are finally getting recognized as the multitalented superstars they are. As if cycling important nutrients back into the soil so new life can

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Chile Just Created 10 Million Acres Of New National Parks

Chile Just Created 10 Million Acres Of New National Parks

motherearth January 31, 2018 0

Chile has created two new national parks and expanded three others thanks to 1 million acres donated by former Patagonia CEO Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and another 9 million acres declared national parks by Chilean

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Two Boys in Iowa Have Been Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees

Two Boys in Iowa Have Been Charged With Killing Half a Million Honeybees

motherearth January 24, 2018 0

The bees never stood a chance. In the bitter chill of Iowa’s winter, freezing temperatures became deadly for half a million of the exposed pollinators, whose hive homes were destroyed by vandals over Christmas.

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This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

motherearth January 20, 2018 Comments Off on This Mysterious Tree Appears to Kill Birds Just For The Heck of It

It’s not unusual for plants to stick, prick, or entangle their seeds into some hapless animal that steps too close in search of a meal or a place to rest. But one genus of

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Divers Found The World’s Largest Underwater Cave, And It’s Full of Maya Secrets

Divers Found The World’s Largest Underwater Cave, And It’s Full of Maya Secrets

motherearth January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Divers Found The World’s Largest Underwater Cave, And It’s Full of Maya Secrets

After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world’s largest flooded cave system – and it’s truly an underwater wonderland. Spanning an incredible 347 kilometres (216 miles) of subterranean caverns,

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A Plan to Protect Bald Eagles from Decimation Has Been an Rousing Success

A Plan to Protect Bald Eagles from Decimation Has Been an Rousing Success

motherearth January 10, 2018 Comments Off on A Plan to Protect Bald Eagles from Decimation Has Been an Rousing Success

The bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States, is no longer on the federal list of threatened species, but the species is still on a rebuilding effort after watching its once fierce numbers

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Proposal Would Allow Offshore Drilling in 90% of U.S. Waters

Proposal Would Allow Offshore Drilling in 90% of U.S. Waters

motherearth January 5, 2018 Comments Off on Proposal Would Allow Offshore Drilling in 90% of U.S. Waters

A new offshore drilling map that would open up vast stretches of water for oil and gas drilling is just in the proposal stage — but it’s sure to be a conversation starter. Announced

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East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

motherearth January 3, 2018 Comments Off on East Coast Braces For ‘Bombogenesis’

The word “bombogenesis” is not only a potentially great name for your next band, but also a cool weather term you may have heard being thrown around by meteorologists. But what exactly is it

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Mekong Region Reveals 115 New Species

Mekong Region Reveals 115 New Species

motherearth January 2, 2018 Comments Off on Mekong Region Reveals 115 New Species

The Greater Mekong region — a 200 million-acre area that encompasses southwestern China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam — is flush with exotic wildlife and new species just waiting to be discovered. In

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Plants Are Capable Of Complex Decision-Making

Plants Are Capable Of Complex Decision-Making

motherearth December 29, 2017 Comments Off on Plants Are Capable Of Complex Decision-Making

Have you ever had the distinct feeling that your houseplants know more than they’re letting on? Well, your intuition might not be far off. We already know that plants are capable of learning and

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