Tag: ecosystem

Recreating a Cockroach’s Natural Habitat

Recreating a Cockroach’s Natural Habitat

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 1, 2020

Over the past few months, our quest to improve the quality of life for the millions of ants hailing from the different beloved colonies on this channel, saw extravagant and beautiful makeovers to the worlds in which the ant colonies live, breathe, and die. But there was still one important colony that patiently awaited its […]

Wetlands Have Real Important Jobs To Do Music Video

Wetlands Have Real Important Jobs To Do Music Video

By Micah Moen 3 Comments December 29, 2019

Sometimes they’re wet, and sometimes they’re not Transition zones where the water meets the dry spots They call them marshes, swamps, fens and sloughs And they’re often surrounded by the prairies too Without the wetlands, what would we do? They’re here for me and you Wetlands have real important jobs to do It’s like a […]

Wetland Restoration and Agroforestry in the Azawak

Wetland Restoration and Agroforestry in the Azawak

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 29, 2019

Hello, my name is Ariane Kirtley. I’m the founder and director of Amman Imman: Water is Life. Amman Imman has a vast project to restore the wetlands where we work and to couple the wetland restoration with agroforestry. Now, why is it important? Here we are at a marsh. Why is it important to restore […]

Crops Killing The Rainforest: Cocaine And Faith In The Amazon (Part 3)
The Amazon: A History | Amazon Rainforest Day, 2019 | The Amazing Plant Project

The Amazon: A History | Amazon Rainforest Day, 2019 | The Amazing Plant Project

By Micah Moen 1 Comment December 27, 2019

Greetings, guys, gals, and non-binary pals! Welcome back to The Amazing Plant Project. My name’s Kate, and today is Amazon Rainforest Day. In light of recent events and continued fires in the region, I thought today would be a good time to visit the history of the place and emphasize its importance and significance. The […]

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature’s genius in architecture

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature’s genius in architecture

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 26, 2019

I’d like to start with a couple of quick examples. These are spinneret glands on the abdomen of a spider. They produce six different types of silk, which is spun together into a fiber, tougher than any fiber humans have ever made. The nearest we’ve come is with aramid fiber. And to make that, it […]

Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru’s Rainforests

Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru’s Rainforests

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 26, 2019

bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, the destructive lure of gold in the remote reaches of Peru. Our report is part of a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. It comes from special correspondent Steve Sapienza in Peru. STEVE SAPIENZA: In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon lies one of the world’s […]

Sea-Level Rise, Subsidence, and Wetland Loss

Sea-Level Rise, Subsidence, and Wetland Loss

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 26, 2019

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How to restore a rainforest – Willie Smits
The Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest | George Monbiot

The Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest | George Monbiot

By Micah Moen 43 Comments December 25, 2019

I would say that Bolsenaro is the most dangerous man on earth. He wants to rip down the Amazon rainforest, the biggest terrestrial ecosystem on earth. If those rainforests are destroyed by Bolsonaro we are screwed. Those rainforests store a phenomenal amount of carbon, if they are cut down and burnt that carbon goes into […]