What  can mushrooms do for CLIMATE CHANGE?

April 23, 2018

The return of the Great Caledonian forest that once covered much of Scotland’s highlands is being boosted with a special mix of mushroom spores that should help saplings survive better on the hills.

Fungi living on the roots of trees play a vital role in the ecology, helping to break down nutrients in the soil.

But trees were lost in much of the Highlands many years ago so the fungi vanished too.

The new project, run by Trees for Life, is adding the spores when young trees are planted.

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April 22, 2018

How can you protect crops against global warming?

One answer: find the secrets of plants that already thrive in the most punishing climates, says microbiologist Rusty Rodriguez.


April 4, 2018

Team of experts are making a film about the wonders of mycelium

  • It's a vast underground network of fungus that holds soil together

  • Scientists claim it could absorb carbon dioxide to slow climate change

  • Fungus could also create new drugs and pesticides to boost health

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April 4, 2018

Learn about Ecovative and how they produce carbon negative materials out of mycelium and biowaste; a new way to replace Styrofoam and petroleum based products.

November 10, 2015

You probably didn't know mushrooms could be used to construct buildings and cure diseases. Mushrooms are being tested in innovative and imaginative ways to help society. Engineers, medical researchers, and designers are utilizing the natural abilities of various fungi for antibiotics, building materials, water filtration, toxic waste cleanup, pest abatement, textiles, and other purposes. Please see this National Geographic Short Video

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