I wish this was a zippy quote...

This is too beautiful and too sad and too accurate.

earthstory:

They’re pretty much everywhere. In the harshest environments, even on highways some extremophile mosses, lichens and algae can survive. Most of them aren’t very welcome on the walls of our cities. Since they’re easier to remove than graffiti many house owners remove them first. But did you know these, so called, cryptogamic covers are huge CO2 and Nitrogen storages? Chemists, biologists and geologists worked together to find out recently that these plants store approximately 14 billion tons of carbon dioxide and fix approximately 50 million tons of nitrogen per year! This order wasn’t expected at all and is about the number of carbon dioxide that is burned each year from forrests and other biomass. Read more about the impact of moss on ScienceDaily: http://bit.ly/Kt5XAV  -JSD
http://www.dramsch.net/

earthstory:

They’re pretty much everywhere.
In the harshest environments, even on highways some extremophile mosses, lichens and algae can survive. Most of them aren’t very welcome on the walls of our cities. Since they’re easier to remove than graffiti many house owners remove them first.

But did you know these, so called, cryptogamic covers are huge CO2 and Nitrogen storages?
Chemists, biologists and geologists worked together to find out recently that these plants store approximately 14 billion tons of carbon dioxide and fix approximately 50 million tons of nitrogen per year!

This order wasn’t expected at all and is about the number of carbon dioxide that is burned each year from forrests and other biomass.

Read more about the impact of moss on ScienceDaily: http://bit.ly/Kt5XAV
-JSD

http://www.dramsch.net/

learning-hangeul:


Musical Instruments in Korean | requested by anonymous

learning-hangeul:

Musical Instruments in Korean | requested by anonymous

crystalheal:

Underground cave magic 💖✨ #IndianEchoCaverns #Pennsylvania #Limestone #Stalactites #Stalagmites #crystals #rocks #geology #minerals #nature #love #adventure

crystalheal:

Underground cave magic 💖✨ #IndianEchoCaverns #Pennsylvania #Limestone #Stalactites #Stalagmites #crystals #rocks #geology #minerals #nature #love #adventure

huynhtuananh:

NotWallpaper featuring Patterned Paint Rollers. Our patterned paint rollers help you create a beautiful stencil like design on walls, wood, furniture, fabric, paper, clay and more!

lookintothemind:

Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

True(ish) facts about the Angler Fish

I can’t get enough of zefrank1

cantthinkofanameohwell:

lwamfhmartiboxdotty9:

One level can make a really big difference.

that’s somehow really inspirational

cantthinkofanameohwell:

lwamfhmartiboxdotty9:

One level can make a really big difference.

that’s somehow really inspirational

rhamphotheca:

PBS:  Songs for Unusual Animals - The Elephant Shrew

It’s true, it’s true, there’s an elephant shrew! Surprisingly, it’s not related to the shrew at all. In fact, it’s more closely related to manatees, aardvarks, tenrecs, and, you guessed it, elephants!

Join me as Michael Hearst visits the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. And then check out his band performing the song he came up with for this unusual creature.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments. And subscribe to the channel for new animals and songs every other week. (It’s free!)

Host: Michael Hearst
Producer: Joe Beshenkovsky & Michael Hearst

In Association with PBS Digital Studios

For more about Songs for Unusual Creatures, including a book and CD:
http://www.unusualcreatures.com

For more from PBS Digital Studios:
http://www.youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios