By: Alex Storey
Sequoiadendron giganteum is the scientific name for the amazing Redwood species of tree in America now known as “Wellingtonia” in the UK. Ancient giants like the Wellingtonia can grow to 100 metres, with some trees having been around for more than 2000 years, and...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The silver sagebrush (Artemisia cana) is native to western and central North America. It is a woody bush that has a very pleasant smell. Indian tribes once used this bush for its medicinal properties and in spiritual ceremonies. It is a very attractive semi-evergreen shrub...
By: John D Carmack
Space may be the final frontier, but here on earth the sea is the last vast resource not to be fully explored. As noted on the website Our Amazing Planet in the article “Earth's Final Frontier: Mysteries of the Deep Sea", the sea is...
By: Amelia Emery
The cedar of Lebanon is a large evergreen conifer that is known for its grand presence and valuable wood. It is also a tree with a history dating back to the biblical times of the Middle East. Known scientifically as Cedrus libani, the Cedar of...
By: Mayja Ignacio
Silver sagebrush is a type of shrub that grows in the Northern Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, in the intermountain areas and the valley bottoms. It is also a native plant or United States. It grows actively during spring, summer and fall. Flowers and seed...
Tree profile: Cedar of Lebanon (cedrus libani)
By: Nick Ford
The Lebanon cedar is the national tree of Lebanon, was known to antiquity, and is frequently mentioned in the Bible. It is a distinctive and magnificent tree. These evergreen coniferous trees can grow to a height of 40 metres (or 140 feet). The canopy above...
Tree profile: Cedar of Lebanon (cedrus libani)
By: Alex Storey
Cedrus libani is a mountainous species of cedar tree that is native to the Mediterranean regions of the Middle East. Evergreen and coniferous, the Cedar of Lebanon can grow up to 40 metres in height with its large trunk nearly three metres wide; the characteristic...
By: Shannon Farlouis
A human can only last about three days without drinking water. It could be a few days more or less depending upon the climate area they are located in. If a human is in the desert area for longer than 4 days without water, they...
How cactii store water
By: Richard Pearman
Plants that survive drought by storing water in their tissues are called succulents. There's a huge variety of them. Some don't have any obviously fleshy parts (e.g. most species of Yucca). These are called borderline succulents. Others have fleshy roots, stems, leaves or some...
Animals that can go the longest without drinking water
By: Donna Hicks
Some individuals may incorrectly assume that a camel is the animal that can go the longest without drinking water, but that is not true. There are several animals that can survive for very long periods of time, much longer than a camel, without water. There...

 

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