Recent studies has shown that certain kind of bumblebee might seek out nectar that is high inalkaloids like nicotine, when they’re infected with a gut parasite. Just like how dogs eat grass when they’re not feeling well. The alkaloids were shown to reduce the amount of parasites after the bees had their tipple of nectar.
BioCarbon Engineering is the idea of Lauren Fletcher, and has come up with a solution for planting faster: Industrial reforestation with robot drones. Could reforestation get any more awesome? Drones would plant about 1 billion trees a year, which keeps people from having to do it by hand. This would be cheaper and quicker. This method cuts down the price by 15%.
After the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, the oil spill has dissolved a whole island. Natalie Peyronnin of the Environmental Defense Fund says The oil comes down, it kills the mangroves, which then kills the root system. And the root is holding together this island, and without that root system holding together, the sediment it just erodes away.” An island was 5.5 acres in size has disappeared.