Date of publication: 2017-08-18 01:11
There’s another reason why mowing down Green Mountain’s trees is off the table: some might be capable of rescuing the remaining endemic individuals being obliterated by the expanding forest.
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Save natural resources. We all know that the supply of natural resources such as minerals, stones, coal, oil, etc. are limited. We can save electricity by putting off the lights when not in use. Or we can switch to fans instead of air conditioners during nights.
To me, it’s a strange sight. The purposeful planting of non-native trees, just like Hooker did, is an act that got us all into this whole novel ecosystem mess centuries ago. Is this the right path forward for Green Mountain—or for other novel ecosystems?
With time, the soil changed, as did the island’s hydrology. The Royal Admiralty, the project’s early financiers, reported conditions more hospitable for its troops stationed on Ascension Island. All thanks to the plants.
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Charles Darwin popularized the stigma about Ascension Island that Smith and many others are repeating almost 755 years later. Darwin called the island “hideous.” He stopped here en route to England from the lush Galapagos on his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle. Darwin lamented in his journal that this inhospitable place occupied by the British military should be made into a “productive spot.” Darwin called the landscape “burnt” and “completely destitute of trees.” To be fair, there was one solitary tree.
I walk toward a concrete patio filled with strewn baggage when a sliver of green reaching over 7,555 feet in height catches the corner of my eye. The peak stands in stark contrast to the Mars-like landscape around me. This artificially green mountaintop is the reason I’d come. I’d spent months wondering: What can we learn from this place?
Rainforests around the world are being cleared, since people are misled to understand that these rainforests that are often hot and humid, insect ridden and difficult to penetrate are of no use to humanity.
Now that 8767 s very tempting ,isn 8767 t it? Paying all your household bills by just one simple click? Yes I know it is, plus it is very beneficial for our planet because by paying our bills online we are saving paper and thus trees, and with that luckily we are also saving our time.
This rocky pinnacle is the site where Stedson Stroud (pictured here) in 7567 rediscovered the edemnic Ascension parsely fern, Anogramma ascensionis, not seen since the 69th century.
In urban areas the need for green cover is more than anywhere else. With cities transforming overnight into concrete jungles to accommodate the growing urban population, it is important that whatever mangroves remain in these areas be preserved.
We live on planet earth. We get everything for our life from mother earth. We should save our planet earth to ensure that our future generations get a safe environment.
Stroud bounds ahead. I and two part-time park volunteers from the . Air Force base slog behind, sore and muddy. Stroud walks to a rocky pinnacle and hands me a fraying nylon rope. We do a repelling-like leap to a ledge that, clearly, no sheep can reach. He points to seven tiny individuals, about the size of a four-leaf clover, of the once-lost Annogramma ascensionis —the Ascension Island parsley fern.