This is a fascinating article about how some stumps are stay alive by grafting their roots to other trees. In exchange for the energy derived from other trees, they provide water siphoned up at night when the other trees aren’t active. It’s not clear if the grafting happened before or after the tree was cut down.
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Scientists warn that losing another fifth of Brazil’s Amazon will trigger the feedback loop known as dieback, in which the forest begins to dry out and burn in a cascading system collapse, beyond the reach of any subsequent human intervention or regret. https://t.co/oQquBYsM3Z
USDA headquarters is in chaos, with a mass exodus due to it moving to FUCKING KANSAS, the Secretary of Agriculture is openly antagonistic towards farmers, Homeland Security is driving away or imprisoning migrant labor, and the President is forcing the Chinese ag market away.
One thing a lot of Americans don't know about Denmark is they saved 90% of their Jewish population from deportation during the Holocaust by ferrying them to neutral Sweden.
A brave act of resistance that required the whole population working together.
"You can tell how boring a person is by the lack of fear in their eyes when someone is flipping through photos on their phone."
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