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For the first time ever, scientists have made a complete map of the "wood wide web," the underground network of bacteria and fungi that connects trees and passes nutrients from the soil to their roots, as Science Magazine explained.
Scientists Create First Ever Map of ‘Wood Wide Web’
In addition to cleaning air pollution, trees absorb excess nutrients from soil, preventing algae blooms in waterways.
How Trees Can Save Lakes From Algae Blooms
Join Justin Proctor on his adventure to Puerto Rico where he was invited to help launch an exciting new book on one of the Caribbean’s most unique birds.
Pepe, Fela, and the Puerto Rican Tody
In 2013, Rodriguez received the Citizen Science Champion of Change award from President Obama.
Conservation Foundation Names Lee Ann Rodriguez New Director of Philanthropy
Pedestrians cross First Street in Boyle Heights as rain clouds partially obscure the downtown L.A. skyline on March 6. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade
A startup called Loliware is thinking outside of the plastic box and introducing an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic straws. Soon "hyper-compostable" seaweed straws — that "look, feel, and act like plastic" — could be heading to a store shelf near you.
Straws Made of Seaweed Could Replace Their Plastic Nemesis
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who jump started the climate strike movement, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The news comes as Thunberg is helping to organize a massive global school strike March 15 that is expected to involve at least 1,659 towns or cities in 105 countries, The Guardian reported.
Greta Thunberg—Swedish Teen who Inspired School Climate Strikes—Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
At the Hacienda La Esperanza Reserve in Manatí, citizen scientists explore the unique plants, animals and ecology.
Citizen Science Laboratory at Hacienda La Esperanza Reserve
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