Biodiversity


30 Fascinating Facts About the Boreal Forest

Source: treehugger.com Published: May 12, 2011 NOTE: This article has been updated since its original posting to include more facts (from 12 to 30) CC BY 2.0. Wikimedia Commons By Jaymi Heimbuch Welcome to almost 30 percent of the world’s forest cover. The...

The Forgotten Climate Solution

Source: global.nature.org Published: February 17, 2016 By Justin Adams, Executive Director, Tropical Forest Alliance (Currently seconded to the TFA from The Nature Conservancy) Click here to watch “Natural Climate Solutions”: https://youtu.be/nU0yNgHHH1g Natural...

Biosphere 2: A Glass-Encased Artificial Earth in the Arizona Desert

Source: slate.com Published: September 5, 2013 Some rights reserved by clauretan By Atlas Obscura With dreams of colonizing Mars, John P. Allen, who made his millions in oil, funded the building of Biosphere 2 in the middle of the Arizona desert. (Planet earth is...

How Exactly Do Wolves Change Rivers?

Source: happycow.net Published: July 20, 2015 “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”— John Muir – image Click here to watch “How Wolves Change Rivers”: https://youtu.be/ysa5OBhXz-Q When wolves were...

Earth Gets A Surge of New Ocean Sanctuaries

Source: mnn.com Published: October 8, 2015 A green sea turtle swims under Midway Island Pier at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. (Photo: Greg McFall/NOAA) Russell McLendon Earth is on the brink of a sea change. Its oceans are still mostly wild, without the...

Divers Are Restoring California’s Kelp Forests

Source: mnn.com Published: September 25, 2014 When it’s healthy, kelp grows like a forest on the ocean floor. (Photo: NatalieJean/Shutterstock) Devereaux Bell Many people around the world like to eat urchin. The Japanese, as well as most Americans, know it as...