Global Warming -- National Geographic First Mammal Species Goes Extinct Due to Climate Change The humble Bramble Cay melomys has disappeared from its island in the Great Barrier Reef. Climate Change Making Calendars Run Amok People in Central Asia are recalibrating their system of time to adapt to a changing ecosystem. The Great Energy Challenge The National Geographic initiative is a call to action to become actively involved, to learn more and do more—to change how we think about and consume energy so that we can all help tackle the big energy questions. U.S.'s First Official Climate Refugees Race Against Time A Native American tribe struggles to hold on to their culture while their land slips into the Gulf of Mexico. Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? The Arctic Is Melting.
Garbology Featured Activity: Waste-Less Lunch Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices. Check out this and other Garbology lessons for the classroom » Featured Activity: Conduct a Waste Assessment Do you know how much waste your school puts in landfills each week? Learn how and check out other Garbology activities » Featured Activity: Composting With the FBI The FBI turn waste into healthy soil. Bring Garbology home » Wildfinder | Pages Find out where more than 26,000 species live on Earth. WWF’s Wildfinder is an interactive tool that visualizes the global distribution of thousands of species that roam the Earth. Ever wonder exactly where tigers roam or vultures fly? Widlfinder shows you. Using Wildfinder is easy. What will you find out about the species? In addition to detailed information about their home ecoregion, Wildfinder also displays photos of the species in the wild and whether or not current populations are in danger. Which species can be found in WildFinder? Wildfinder’s long-term goal is to include all of the species on Earth. MammalsAmphibiansReptilesBirds Search by species h Search by place h More about the Wildfinder database
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Learn the Basics | A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change | US EPA Our world is always changing. Look out your window long enough, and you might see the weather change. Look even longer, and you'll see the seasons change. The Earth's climate is changing, too, but in ways that you can't easily see. The Earth is getting warmer because people are adding heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, mainly by burning fossil fuels. The Greenhouse Effect Certain gases in the atmosphere keep the Earth warm through a process called the greenhouse effect. (<a href=".. to learn more about the greenhouse effect and how people are causing it to become stronger. Did You Know? Carbon dioxide can stay in the atmosphere for thousands of years!
The Carnegie Cyber Academy - An Online Safety site and Games for Kids ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in 2003 and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth. With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, Arkive.org featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species. Freely accessible to everyone, over half a million people every month, from over 200 countries, used Arkive to learn and discover the wonders of the natural world. Since 2013 Wildscreen was unable to raise sufficient funds from trusts, foundations, corporates and individual donors to support the year-round costs of keeping Arkive online. Therefore, the charity had been using its reserves to keep the project online and was unable to fund any dedicated staff to maintain Arkive, let alone future-proof it, for over half a decade. Therefore, a very hard decision was made to take the www.arkive.org website offline in February 2019.
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Antarctic Plants The Antarctic mainland is relatively poor in plant life, and the species that occur there have to survive extreme conditions on the very few ice-free pieces of land. There are no trees or shrubs in the Antarctic, and only two flowering plant species, the Antarctic hair grass (Deschampsia antarctica) and the Antarctic pearlwort (Colobanthus quitensis), which grow on the Antarctic Peninsula and some Antarctic islands (1) (3). Most of the terrestrial plant life of the Antarctic consists of lower plant groups, such as mosses, liverworts and lichens. Lichens and some mosses can be found growing even on windswept, dry rock surfaces, and are well adapted to survive the harsh climate (1) (2) (3). Although poor in higher plants, the Antarctic does support single-celled algae, which grow both on land and in the ocean, where they contribute to the ‘phytoplankton’ that are an important part of the marine food chain (1). Mammals Birds The Antarctic region has few endemic terrestrial birds.