19 results for “Old Nature”

How Amazon trees write their own autobiographies

Chris Hunt
February 24th 2020

Tropical forests are one of the world’s largest carbon stores and they help regulate the global climate. But they’re being erased at a terrifying rate. Deforestation claimed an area the size of Belgium in 2018. These habitats are often cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and grazing pasture for livestock. For most forests, destruction on this scale is a fairly modern phenomenon.

Tropical forest ecosystems tend to have very high biodiversity, but often in the places you’d least …

Color Lessons from the Cotinga Bird

Lydia Halders
January 15th 2017
Brighter inks, without pigment: nanostructured capsules could bring about paints and electronic displays that never fade.

Untouched Nature Is Entirely Gone

Margherita Olivo
June 9th 2016
Researchers prove that pristine landscapes haven’t existed for thousands of years, therefore we should change or mindset before trying to save the planet.

Turning Leaves into Batteries

Margherita Olivo
February 18th 2016
Other than decompose and give nutrition to the soil, leaves can be used to store energy, becoming the raw material of batteries.

Rainforests Regrowth Boosts CO2 Capture

Margherita Olivo
February 15th 2016
Newly grown rainforests can absorb 11 times as much carbon from the atmosphere as old-growth forests, a study has shown.

Animals Give Leadership Lesson to Humans

Margherita Olivo
December 18th 2015
What are the characteristics of the perfect leader? The answer could be found looking at nature.

Space Archeologist Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Civilizations

Margherita Olivo
November 14th 2015

Sarah Parcak is a pioneering "satellite archaeologist" from University of Alabama, a sort of Indiana Jones with 21st century tech. She has been awarded the 2016 TED Prize for her work applying infrared imagery from satellites to help locate ancient sites lost in time. Her revolutionary methods helped her discover ancient cities and astonishing sites around the world, but especially in Egypt, where she came across 17 unknown pyramids, more than 1000 tombs and 3100 settlements.…

Swedish Underground Cabins

Alexandra Bremers
October 9th 2015
In this era we are reaching for the sky. But back in the 17th century however, something different was happening in Sweden.

Mother Nature is Speaking

Van Mensvoort
January 9th 2015
She has the voice of Julia Roberts.

Living in the Forest in the 21st Century

Alessia Andreotti
September 11th 2014
Portraits of people who live alone in the forest.
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