It's the height of autumn! The time of glorious colour bursting from the trees and now from beneath the ground, but not from flowers, from fungi. Autumn is already a fleeting season at the best of times, and the time for fruiting mushrooms even more so, so let's delve into the weird and beautiful world of fungi before the first frost comes.
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The natural world has been creating light for over 400 million years through chemical reactions. In the ocean, more than 90% of species use bioluminescence to light up their lives, however, did you know bioluminescence has evolved in some land species too. Fireflies, fungi and even snails use light to survive. The amazing skills these species possess can even aid in medical research!
Humans are consumers of natural resources, some of which are vital for own survival whilst others seem unnecessary.It is important when taking these resources we do so sustainably.
Humans are consumers of natural resources, some of which are vital for own survival whilst others seem unnecessary. It is important when taking these resources we do so sustainably, thereby giving back to the environment i.e. loggers replanting trees. Such sustainable practices are needed now more than ever in the face of climate change and wildlife threatened by extinction. We are not talking about just a loss of habitat but an ecosystem that acts as our lifeline.
Based in the Peruvian Amazon, this project is spearheading the conservation of a unique region of the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest is facing deforestation at an increasing rate, and if this trend continues then it could be destroyed by the end of this century.