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From time to time rain comes to Atacama Desert, when that happens thousands of flowers grow along the desert from seeds that are from hundreds of years ago. Image credit: Abriendomundo/Shutterstock.com

10 Most Colorful Natural Things To See In A Desert

Many don't associate deserts with color, automatically picturing a monotone region with a barren landscape. In reality, sand, rocks, and even the sunset skies, can all attain other-wordly colors in a desert environment.

June 23, 2020 06:20

Two emus walking on a road. Image credit: Deb talan/Shutterstock.com

The Three Flightless Birds Of Power

While all birds are generally harmless and blend into our daily outdoor lives, defending their territory and young is instinctive and a very normal part of nature, for all types of birds.

June 22, 2020 15:17

The world has a problem with waste management, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the prime example of our responsibility.

How Big Is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

The world produces around 100 million tons of plastic each year, and while it is true that the majority of that garbage ends up in landfill sites, approximately 8 million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans. There, most of the plastic accumulates into big garbage patches all around the world, and the most notorious of them all is the one in our headline. 

June 21, 2020 11:00

It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that people have started to notice how air pollution made a dent in our atmosphere.

When Did Our Environmental Problems Begin?

For some scientists, the beginning of the Anthropocene is when human activities started to cause environmental problems. Anthropocene is an informal term for a geological epoch that marks some of the first most essential impacts that humans have had on the Earth's ecosystem.

June 20, 2020 11:00

Grey crowned crane, Balearica regulorum, African bird with crown of stiff golden feathers.

What Do Cranes Eat?

There are 15 types of cranes in the world and they can live up to 20 years! Apart from living long, having rich vocalization and a large vocabulary, cranes they are also known to eat a wide range of foods. 

June 18, 2020 21:00

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