Human-induced transformations of #Earth’s #ecosystems have strongly affected distribution patterns of #plant-#fungus #symbioses known as #mycorrhiza. These changes have greatly reduced vegetation featuring a particular variety of mycorrhiza—#ectomycorrhiza—a type of plant-fungal symbiosis crucially important for #soil #carbon #storage.
"Every year, Delhi become a gas chamber in November and we stop talking about it by December. We don't want the government to inform us that Delhi is very polluted, we want a #solution. It is a collective failure as it is the responsibility of the state and central government to resolve the issue."
"History has shown us time and again that there is no safe way to transport fossil fuels, and pipelines are no exception."
The BBC's "Climate Change: The Facts" documentary is an emotive message to the public about global heating, environmental destruction and climate crises, and serves as a good introduction to why people across the world must take action if we want to survive.
Scientists reveal how the fossil fuel industry misled the public about climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-10-scientists-reveal-fossil-fuel-industry.html #Environment
Interesting. This is an upside down tree. It is rooted on an overhang but grows downwards to avoid the direct sunlight in the harsh desert environment (Mohave Desert, California, USA).
The biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters? Our car tires.
Does anyone have any more info on this #French citizens' panel to advise on #ClimateCrisis strategies? It sounds similar to #ExtinctionRebellion's citizen's assemblies and generally positive, but I'm concerned it's a pressure release tactic by the government?
Truth: common face masks haven't been clinically tested.
"Hardly any clinical studies have tested how effective medical masks are against air pollution, or how people use them. [...] [T]he only long-term solution is to clean the air."
Global shipping companies comply with anti-air-pollution rules by dumping pollution into the sea, instead http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/E9GqyJhsadk/climate-criminals.html #boingboing #cheat_devices #climate #crime #Environment #International_Maritime_Organisation #shipping #who_killed_the_world
"One of Britain's rarest mammals has been re-established the wild in England and given protected status.
A population of 18 pine martens has been successfully released in the Forest of Dean."
A post by Our World in Data that looks at the question, "Where does our plastic accumulate in the ocean and what does that mean for the future?"
The answer, according to the post, is that "Plastics persist for decades and accumulate on our shorelines"