Over the past few decades, the earthworm population has severely decreased. Since the New Zealand flatworm accidentally made its way to the British Isles in 1963, it has wreaked havoc on some of the land, devouring fields of earthworms.
Wildfires destroy enormous areas of forest every year. However, after forest fires, some plants manage to grow back at accelerated speeds.
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By the time the average passenger car tire ends up at the scrap yard, it weighs six pounds less than when it was new. Multiply six pounds by the number of tires scrapped each year in the U.S., and we’re talking over three-quarters of million tons of rubber that perform a disappearing act every year!