Seagrass, carbon storage, climate crisis, nature conservation, habitat, ecosystem

Reforestation under the sea

Seagrass is among the most important marine plants, as it harbors whole ecosystems and also stores carbon dioxide. Areas in which these underwater meadows grow have declined drastically, US scientists started a reforestation campaign, to give endangered species a new habitat and to fight climate crisis.

Winners of climate crisis!?

While polar bears and seals continuously struggle to survive with reduced extents of sea ice in the Arctic, penguins in the Antarctic have higher hunting and breeding success, when there is less ice.

Inheritance of trauma

Trauma can have long lasting effects on a person’s psyche, but it can also change their genetic material. This way, trauma is inheritable and makes the generations to follow more susceptible for disease and mental disorders.

Why scientists need to create GMOs for their research in the lab

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are powerful tools that help scientists study the foundation of life. The knowledge that can be created with them is the basis for applications everyone can benefit from. It can be the cure of a disease or the cure of hunger. The GMOs are made to be used in a laboratory, but the knowledge that is created with them is made for everyone.

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