Tag Archives: earthworm

Has the red kite become a pest?

Here in Britain the red kite (Milvus milvus) was hunted almost to extinction. In the 16th century it was classed as vermin, supposedly a threat to agriculture. A few centuries later, along came gamekeepers whose job was (and still is) … Continue reading

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Earthworms: the future of nanotechnology?

argylesock says… I just have to reblog this story! Gardening meets lab science. It’s not commercially viable yet but I hope that in due course, it will be.

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SOILS: The Hidden World Under Our Feet

Originally posted on LEARN FROM NATURE:
One of the most important threats to biodiversity has received little attention — though it lies just below us… From the NY Times Sunday special : THE world’s worrisome decline in biodiversity is well known. Some experts…

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Invasive worms

I’m grateful to my fellow blogger Spencer Woodard (aka Anthropogen) for telling us about earthworms colonising the world. He links to an article about alien earthworms which tells us about earthworms in every continent except Antarctica. There’s good news and … Continue reading

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