Polyurethane seemed like it couldn’t interact with the earth’s normal processes of breaking down and recycling material. That’s just because it hadn’t met the right mushroom yet.
Species will continue to go extinct more than 3 decades after deforestation in the Amazon has stopped, if key forest areas are not restored.
Ending forest clearance would not save some species from the effects of decades of destruction, scientists find
There is hope for forests, but mankind needs to move faster if they are to be saved
THE summer dry-season, now drawing to an end, is when the Amazon rainforest gets cut and burned. The smoke this causes can often be seen from space. But not this year. Brazil’s deforestation rate has dropped astoundingly fast. In 2004 some 2.8m hectares (10,700 square miles) of the Amazon were razed; last year only around 750,000 hectares were.
This progress is not isolated. Many of the world’s biggest clearers of trees have started to hug them.