A scientist got a call from his dad saying that the wetlands they used to visit together were extremely polluted and would disappear. He went back and created a recovery project. Paying 90% of expenses by himself he started to clean the lake, and 3 years later thousands of birds had returned.
In ’91, 8 people were sealed inside a 3 acre dome. The sealed structure housed 7 ecosystems: ocean, desert, savannah, rainforest, marsh, an area of intensive agriculture and a human habitat. The project was designed to see whether humans could survive and adapt.
Tropical rainforests in the Amazon have their soil nutrients periodically replenished by the Sahara Desert. Wind blows dust particles all the way from the desert, across the ocean, to the tropics where the sand and its associated nutrients help the fertility of the rainforest.
There is an artificial reef off the coast of Delaware made of 714 NYC subway cars, 86 tanks, 8 tugboats, and 3,000 tons of old truck tires.
NYC disposed of almost 1300 subway cars by sinking them at sea.
A woman lived in a 180 foot redwood for 738 days in an effort to keep loggers from cutting the 1500 year old tree down.
Over 70 years after it was sunk, the USS Arizona is still producing an oil slick in Pearl Harbor