By: Kimberly Napier
Temperate forests are found in the eastern part of the United States, northeastern Asia and throughout western and central Europe. There is also a large area in southern Chile and another along the coast of Paraguay. New Zealand and Australia also have temperate forests. Temperatures...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Temperate grasslands are terrestrial biomes composed primarily of grasses and shrubs. Temperate grasslands exist in all continents of the world except Antarctica. The annual rain averages 25-75 cm (10-30 inches) of rainfall usually in the form of snow. High winds are common in temperate grasslands...
Terrestrial biomes: Temperate grasslands
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Biomes are considered one of the major habitats in the world and terrestrial biomes refers to those habitats established mainly on landmasses such as continents or islands. The term ‘temperate’ is used to designate a region falling between 23.5 degrees and 60 degrees...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Desert plants and animals have developed special ways to survive. The methods that plants have developed in order to survive on the desert are known as adaptations. One common adaptation is the method of storing water in the roots, leaves and stems. Animals have developed...
How desert plants and animals survive
By: Patricia Jankowski
Most people picture the desert as a dry, hot and empty sort of place, devoid of much life except perhaps the occasional rattlesnake or vulture. But this image of the desert is not really an accurate one. Because of nature’s amazing ability to create...
By: Colette Georgii
Freshwater inland wetlands are environmentally and ecologically important for people, animals, fish, and birds. Due to excessive development in the wetlands many natural flood-control methods have been lost. It is really important that all people understand that wetlands are important to the survival of humans...
By: Colette Georgii
Damaged ecosystems are everywhere where people have built homes, developers have built condominiums and office building, and also where people drill for oil and extract precious resources. Today it is important to find solutions to restoring these damaged ecosystems back to natural habitats. The answer...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Living sustainable systems refer to green living or living systems that have little impact on natural resources. Six key features of these systems include 1)using less, 2)recycling more, 3)lowering debt, 4)eating more natural products, 5) going solar, and 6)exercise more. Making these changes makes life...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Environmental stress is the pressure exerted by human interventions and natural events on the delicate components of the environment. It describes the pressure to co-exist and maintain balance in the context of the ever-increasing demands and damages that derails the natural balance. Given the extreme...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Coastal wetlands are ecosystems that serve many valuable functions; they are important sources of food and fresh water. They provide valuable services, including water treatment and erosion control. Wetlands filter water and provide habitat for a number of animal and plant species. They also serve...

 

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