The removal of two dams along the Elwha River in the Olympic Peninsula caused an expansion of the coastline of Washington and created a massive estuary.
According to the latest research, the total number of trees in the world is 3.041 trillion (that’s 3,041,000,000,000). The revised number is almost eight times more than the previous estimate of 400 billion trees. Previous estimates were based solely on satellite imagery, whereas the new estimates used calculations based on how much of […]
Gap analysis is a way of mapping different areas of biodiversity for researchers and conservationists to detect potentially endangered species as well as other political, ecological, and demographic features of the same region. Gap analysis is incredibly helpful for discovering the effectiveness of current conservation efforts as well as determining […]
The biogeography of islands is a fascinating topic that extends to more than just island locations. The ‘island’ part of ‘island biogeography’ can refer to actual islands as well as isolated areas such as mountaintops, valleys, and other secluded spaces of unique biodiversity. These areas, surrounded by unsuitable habitat, often […]
Normally used to detect weather patterns, radars used by the National Weather Service have also been known to picked up other patterns. The U.S. National Weather Service in Saint Louse, Missouri recently reported that a butterfly shaped pattern on its radar was the result of… butterflies. The swarm of Monarch butterflies […]