The protected area is home to great hammerhead sharks, manta rays, whale sharks, and tiger sharks.
Spectacular new species found in remote rain forest.
Protecting habitat hasn't stopped the spotted owl's decline. Will shooting its rivals help?
Tundras and Ice Sheets
Arctic and alpine tundras are areas where trees grow sparsely due to a short growing season, low precipitation, strong winds, and in the case of alpine tundras, high altitude. Tundras are often found near permanent ice sheets where, during summer, the ice and snow recede to expose the ground and allow vegetation to grow.
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They are the Earth’s pollinators. And they come in more than 200,000 shapes and sizes.
It’s a new name for a new geologic epoch—one defined by our own massive impact on the planet.
NG's new Change the Course campaign launches. When individuals pledge to use less water in their own lives, our partners carry out restoration work in the Colorado River Basin.
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