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Most of the desert biome indeed has a very low annual rainfall, and their plant and animal species need to adapt to the heat to survive.

What Is The Semi-Arid Desert Biome?

Most of the desert biome indeed has a very low annual rainfall, and their plant and animal species need to adapt to the heat to survive. The same is true for the semi-arid desert biome, which is a sub-biome of the desert biome, an area that can be found only in the northern hemisphere.

June 20, 2020 21:00

Ammonite Fossils from the Jurassic. Image credit: Bas van der Pluijm/Shutterstock.com

Where Are The Most Fossils Discovered?

Geographic locations like deserts, rivers, mountains and badlands are all excellent locations for fossil discovery, due to high levels of erosion that occurs in these locales.

June 18, 2020 05:04

Infographic: a heat map of the population of the 50 US states.

The 50 US States Ranked By Population

The United States is the third most populated country in the world, behind China and India. To put in perspective how much higher their population is to the rest of North America, The state of California alone has 2 million more people than the entire country of Canada.

June 12, 2020 12:36

A rive flowing through a forest. Image credit: GoncharukMaks/Shutterstock.com

Here's How Rivers Are Actually Formed

Rivers may have a lifespan, although it can be a very long one, and they are formed in nature as a result of large forces at work in the environment. 

June 5, 2020 05:00

Unique and spectacular karst landforms in Yangshuo, Guilin, China.

How Are Landforms Classified?

Various land formations on Earth appear in many different shapes and sizes. We can recognize four main types of landforms: plains, plateaus, hills, and mountains.

May 30, 2020 10:46

Hawaii Volcano - The Kilauea volcano erupts on the island of Hawaii with plumes of fire and smoke.

10 Famous Landforms In The U.S.

There aren't many countries in the world that contain the same amount of beautiful landforms as the U.S. does. The sheer vastness, natural beauty and diversity of all of the spectacular landscapes are sure to leave everyone breathless.

May 28, 2020 08:53

Five distinctive physical regions divide the North American continent: western mountain region, the Great Plains, the varied eastern region, the so-called Canadian Shield, and the Caribbean. 

How Is North America Divided Geographically?

Five distinctive physical regions divide the North American continent: western mountain region, the Great Plains, the varied eastern region, the so-called Canadian Shield, and the Caribbean. 

May 28, 2020 08:53

In 1915, Alfred Wegener presented the theory of continental drift but it was not until the 1960s that it was accepted as scientifically true.

4 Types Of Tectonic Plate Movement

In 1915, Alfred Wegener presented the theory of continental drift but it was not until the 1960s that it was accepted as scientifically true.

May 27, 2020 08:46

The plate tectonics theory has been widely accepted among scientists since the middle of the 20th century.

8 Facts You Need to Know About Tectonic Plates

The plate tectonics theory has been widely accepted among scientists since the middle of the 20th century. Although many did not believe that the theory of our planet’s crust being made up of different plates could be true, they were eventually proven wrong. Today, this theory helps us understand our planet in ways that were impossible beforehand.

May 27, 2020 08:46

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