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Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other - Yale E360
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks.
nature  trees  communication  wood  fungus  forest 
yesterday by markhgn
Watch Plants Light Up When They Get Attacked - The New York Times
Plants have no eyes, no ears, no mouth and no hands. They do not have a brain or a nervous system. Muscles? Forget them. They’re stuck where they started, soaking up the sun and sucking up nutrients from the soil. And yet, when something comes around to eat them, they sense it.

And they fight back.
honors  philosophy  nature  SON  natives  myth  mythology  teaching_pol_theory 
yesterday by Jibarosoy
Bonkers Video Of A 200-Foot Firenado Eating A Firehose
Firefighters in British Columbia encountered a rather unique problem while fighting a wildfire.
nature  video 
2 days ago by jellis
Rachel Carson’s ‘Rugged Shore’ in Maine - The New York Times
WHEN Rachel Carson built a summer cottage on the Maine coast in 1953, she had not yet written “Silent Spring,” the work that arguably inspired the modern environmental movement. It was thanks to an earlier best seller, “The Sea Around Us,” that she was able to leave her government job and fulfill a longstanding dream.

“I have loved the Boothbay Harbor area for years,” she wrote to a friend, “and do look forward to having a summer place to write in such beautiful surroundings.” As a marine biologist, she also hoped for ample time to observe the ocean’s intricate life in the ideal natural laboratory of coastal mid-Maine.
nature  ocean  maine 
3 days ago by rorys
Rachel Carson Salt Pond Panorama
"Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962), which exposed the impact of pesticides on the natural world, marks the onset of public consciousness of the environmental crisis. At the time, Carson was already well known to the public as a marine biologist and noted author of Under the Sea Wind (1941), The Sea Around Us (1951) and The Edge of the Sea (1955). Some of her research was done on the shore of Maine's Muscongus Bay, at a tide pool near the southeastern tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula. The Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve, where the panorama below was taken, was set aside by the Nature Conservancy in 1966."
nature  maine  ocean 
3 days ago by rorys

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