Monthly Archives: October 2016

There Are Over 200 Bodies on Mount Everest, And They’re Used as Landmarks

Originally posted on Jugraphia Slate:
From Smithsonian Magazine by Rachel Nuwer: “The mountain offers seemingly endless options for kicking the bucket, from falling into the abyss to suffocating from lack of oxygen.” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/there-are-over-200-bodies-on-mount-everest-and-theyre-used-as-landmarks-146904416/ ?

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Tree Elders & Drought

Thanks to National Public Radio (USA): How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California’s Drought? CHRISTOPHER JOYCE It’s been a brutal forest fire season in California. But there’s actually a greater threat to California’s trees — the state’s record-setting drought. The … Continue reading

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Wildfires and burning management

By Joseph J. Bailey, University of Nottingham, UK. Wildfires often occur as part of a natural cycle and they are important for the health of many ecosystems across the world by making the soil more suitable for seeding, for example.…

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Climate of North America: General Characteristics and Climate Regions

North America, the third largest continent is spread over 24,346,000 sq km. North America includes all of the mainland and related offshore islands lying North of the Isthmus of Panama which connects it with South America. It has a variety … Continue reading

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