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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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TIL The jungle in Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise is now it’s own fully functioning ecosystem and no longer requires landscaping.

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TIL The jungle in Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise is now it’s own fully functioning ecosystem and no longer requires landscaping. submitted by RemyLeBlue [link] [745 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL the world’s first bio-adaptive building facade in Hamburg uses algae-filled biomass panels to capture heat, reflect light and generate electricity – “it is, in essence, an architectural ecosystem”

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TIL the world’s first bio-adaptive building facade in Hamburg uses algae-filled biomass panels to capture heat, reflect light and generate electricity – “it is, in essence, an architectural ecosystem” submitted by vitruv [link] [93 comments] Source: top scoring links :

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What are the points of wasps in an average ecosystem besides just being food for other animals?

What are the points of wasps in an average ecosystem besides just being food for other animals? submitted by FlamingOctopi [link] [4 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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Attempting to turn a degraded ecosystem back into a functional or useful ecosystem without trying to restore it to its original condition is called what?

Attempting to turn a degraded ecosystem back into a functional or useful ecosystem without trying to restore it to its original condition is called what? submitted by Legits [link] [2 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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re. Yosemite, aren’t occasional forest fires a *good* thing for the ecosystem?

re. Yosemite, aren’t occasional forest fires a *good* thing for the ecosystem? submitted by happywaffle [link] [comment] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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