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Scientists discover new species of fish in marsh ecosystem

Uncategorized By May 14, 2023

A new species of killifish, named Fundulus catenatus, has been discovered in the Great Marsh near Newburyport, Massachusetts by a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina and the University of Maine. The marsh represents one of the largest salt marshes on the eastern coast of the United States and is home to a diverse array of species….

Pond maintenance guide for healthy and thriving aquatic habitats

Uncategorized By May 14, 2023

Maintaining a pond can be daunting, particularly for beginners, but a few steps can help keep it healthy and thriving. The location matters: ponds should be in adequate sunlight but away from pollutants. Water cleanliness is crucial, requiring a quality filtration system to remove debris and contaminants, as well as removing fallen leaves. The pH level should be monitored using…

Wildflower Blooms Expected to be Spectacular in Southwest US

Uncategorized By May 14, 2023

The wildflower bloom in the Southwest region of the United States is expected to be spectacular this year, with the right mix of sun, rain, and soil conditions transforming the desert into a sea of vibrant colors. The bloom typically occurs during the early spring months of March and April, with peak blooming season varying by location. Some of the…

Research Shows Ivy League Education Provides Higher ROI

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Research suggests that Ivy League education provides a higher return on investment. Graduates of Ivy League universities earn an average of $75,000 per year, compared to $54,000 earned by graduates from other universities, according to the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce. The universities’ academic excellence and standards, reputation, alumni network, and academic resources can lead to better…

Scientists uncover potential health benefits of consuming ferns

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Recent studies have shown that consuming ferns can provide a range of health benefits. Ferns contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that can boost the immune system, prevent cancer cell growth, and provide prebiotics to the gut for a range of digestive benefits. Additionally, ferns are high in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and minerals like potassium, iron, and calcium. However,…

Mushroom-Based Packaging Takes the World by Storm

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Mushroom-based packaging made from a combination of the vegetative growth part of fungi (mycelium) and agricultural by-products such as corn stalks, is gaining popularity. The material is biodegradable, compostable, significantly reduces environmental footprints and is versatile due to its ability to mould into different shapes. Dell, the computer technology company, has already started using it for their servers, estimating it…

Researchers Discover Fungi That Can Break Down Plastic

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered a species of fungi that can break down plastic in just a few weeks. Aspergillus tubingensis secretes enzymes that break down the chemical bonds in plastic, allowing it to decompose much faster than it would naturally. The researchers found that the fungi was able to break down polyester polyurethane (PU) which…

The Fascinating and Fragile World of Arctic Lichen

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Arctic lichen, composed of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga or cyanobacterium, is a crucial component of the Arctic ecosystem. It serves as a primary food source for many subsistence animals, prevents soil erosion, and is an indicator of air quality. Arctic lichen also faces harsh climate challenges with long, cold winters, little light, and a brief…

The Beauty of Moss Art

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Moss art is a form of artwork that uses different types of moss to create intricate patterns on walls and other surfaces. Moss art is low-maintenance, eco-friendly, and has air-purifying abilities. Moss art is a great way to add a natural element to home d├ęcor, with different types of moss used to create different textures and patterns. Moss art does…

Foliage Restoration Efforts in Amazon Rainforest Showing Promising Results

Uncategorized By May 13, 2023

Efforts to restore foliage cover in the Amazon rainforest are showing promising results, according to a report by Conservation International. Replanting indigenous tree species has led to an increase of 1.6 million hectares of forest between 1985 and 2014, representing a 14% increase since 2000. Benefits of restoration also include protecting soil from erosion and supporting local biodiversity. Challenges include…