People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow.
It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.
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Makoko Floating School is a prototype floating structure built for the historic water community of Makoko, located on a lagoon in the heart of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. As a pilot project, it has taken an innovative approach by addressing the community’s social and physical needs in view of the impact of climate change and a rapidly urbanizing African context.