Gentoo Penguin Facts: Animals Of Antarctica
Did you know that Gentoo penguins woo their partners with pebbles as gifts and tokens?
Will Cambodia's Royal Turtle Go Extinct?
Southern river terrapins are on the brink of extinction in their native habitats in South Asia.
Where Is The Mariana Trench and Challenger Deep?
The deepest part of the earth's oceans reaches 36,070 feet below the surface at a point known as Challenger Deep.
What Are River Headwaters?
Headwaters are simply the initial source of the water in a river, opposite of either its emptying point or confluence with another water body.
Where Are The Andaman Islands?
This archipelago of almost 600 islands lies in the Bay of Bengal between India and Myanmar.
Brazil's Forbidden Snake Island
Ilha da Queimada Grande has been shut off from the public in order to protect both people and the Golden Lancehead pit vipers that live there.
Ivory Burning: Does It Deter Elephant Poaching In Kenya?
Across the globe, and especially in Kenya, burning and other methods of destroying confiscated ivory are employed to frustrate poachers, and thus save...
Panama Disease: Fungal Pariah Of The Global Banana Industry
This fungicide-resistant pathogen is wreaking havoc on commercial banana crops around much of the globe.
The Okefenokee Blackwater Swamp
This peat-filled wetland covers more than 400,000 acres along the border between the U.S. states of Florida and Georgia.
Jezreel Valley: The Breadbasket of Israel
This fertile valley crossing into Lower Galilee and the Samarian Highlands of Israel is one of the most important agricultural regions in the Middle...
The Rice Paddy Fields Of Asia: Cultural, Economic, And Culinary Importance
Paddies, or padis, are a means of growing rice under partially flooded conditions, mainly seen in South and East Asia.
Smog And Its Effects On Environmental Health
A shortening of the phrase "smoky fog", smog has been one of the most undesirable gifts received from the Industrial Revolution.
Why Do Animals Play Dead?
A variety of animals "play dead", including mammals, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, and arachnids.
What And Where Are The Taiga Forests?
The taiga covers large areas of land south of the tundra in Northern Latitudes with coniferous forests in abundance.
The Orontes: The Backwards River of the Levant
This river's waters run in the opposite direction of most others in the region around Syria, Turkey, and Lebanon.
The Qin Mountains Of Shaanxi Province, China
Sometimes referred to as the Szechuan Alps or Qin Ling, the Qin Mountains run from east to west in China's Shaanxi Province.
Yakushima Island: A Biological Gem Of The East China Sea
The largest of Japan's Osumi Islands by area houses a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Man and the Biosphere Program.
Are Wild Tiger Numbers Increasing?
For the first time in a long time, tiger experts are seeing rays of hope in the population trends of these large cats.
Is Bioremediation An Effective Way To Decontaminate Our Planet?
Many see significant promise in the use of macro- and microorganisms to break down toxic substances and decontaminate dangerous areas.