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Have we been missing a hidden haven of biodiversity?

In a new study, scientists with a range of expertise came together to examine the regional importance of a little-mentioned ecosystem: the gravel-bed …

Must See Rainforests Around the World

Of all the amazing places that travel can take you, nothing is quite as exhilarating as exploring natures most beautiful rainforests. With climate …

Rainforests

Weekly Warm-Up: 6 Ways to Introduce Students to Biodiversity

05/01/2016 · by Meghan Modafferi · in Classroom Ideas, Main, This Week in Geographic History. ·<p>May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity, established by the United Nations. But when biodiversity exists everywhere from the Amazon Basin to the inside of your own belly button, where do …

A Devastating Bird’s Eye View Of Earth’s Vanishing Rainforests

Daniel Beltrá takes a helicopter up into the sky to show the real impact of humankind on the planet.<p>Even when there isn’t a human being to seen in his photographs, the bloody thumbprint of humanity is everywhere in the work of nature photographer Daniel Beltrá. His series <i>Forests</i> focuses on …

The Galapagos Islands: A Last Place on Earth

Image: Rod Mast | Marine Photobank<p>The Galapagos Islands...<p>The name evokes a faraway place where Nature exists in an almost pure form, described by 19th century gentlemen naturalists and explorers and raised to an almost mythological status by Charles Darwin whose research and observations there …

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest | Dr Paul Salaman

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Climate Change

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'Natural geoengineering’ could slow global warming

An overlooked tool in fighting climate change is enhancing biodiversity – especially the top predators – to maximize the ability of ecosystems to …

Climate Change

The Fight to Save Panama's 'Symbol of Hope' From Extinction

I've lived in Panama for less than a month, and I've already become quite familiar with its celebrated golden frog.<p>The little yellow guy is all over t-shirts and postcards and souvenirs. He's stamped on lottery tickets and grinning above the entrance to the aptly-named "La Rana Dorada" restaurant …

Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

Sorry, Spiderman. Geckos are the largest animals that can stick to walls, study says

For those who have ever watched a spider or gecko scale a wall and dreamed of doing the same, scientists have some disappointing news: You're too big to play Spiderman.<p>In fact, no creature larger than a gecko has the dimensions suitable for vertical climbs, according to a study published this week …

Overhunting affects seed dispersal and thus survival of hardwood trees, resulting in drastic reduction in Earth’s natural carbon storage, study finds<p>Large fruit-eating monkeys and birds in tropical forests have been revealed as surprising climate change champions, whose loss to over-hunting is …

Biodiversity

Ever wondered about animal dads?

Most animals hatch from eggs and never meet their parents. In species for whom childrearing takes place, moms do the lion’s share of the work. But a number of animal dads step up to the plate when it comes to raising their young.<p>Emperor penguins are the best-known “gold medal” dads in the animal …

Wacky Weekend: Rain Forest Animals

Lots of different animals live in our world’s rain forests, which are areas with warm weather, tall trees, and—you guessed it—plenty of rain! Check out these photos of the wacky animals that call this diverse habitat home.<p>When startled, the green basilisk lizard of Central America can run across …

Photographer captures drone footage of beluga whales gathering in Canada's Northwest Passage

Stunning drone footage of beluga whales and swimming polar bears in Canada's Northwest Passage goes viral<p>A drone photographer's efforts to beautifully capture the wildlife and natural surroundings of Canada's Northern Passage haven't gone amiss.<p>Drone footage shot by Arctic Watch …