Some trees exhibit a phenomenon called “crown shyness” which prevents their branches and leaves from touching one another, forming a canopy with channel like gaps.
The storm that caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930s carried twice as much dirt as was dug out of the earth to create the Panama Canal. The canal took seven years to dig; the storm lasted a single afternoon.
Scientists created a completely enclosed, artificial environment called Biosphere 2 and made one mistake that caused all the trees to fall down before maturation: there was no wind so trees failed to develop stress wood, which is necessary for them to stand.
Tropical rainforests in the Amazon have their soil nutrients periodically replenished by the Sahara Desert. Wind blows dust particles all the way from the desert, across the ocean, to the tropics where the sand and its associated nutrients help the fertility of the rainforest.
There’s a lake in Indonesia that has the same pH value as car battery acid.
We are in the midst of the sixth great extinction according to many biologists.
You can tell temperature by listening to a cricket chirp. For the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit,count the number of chirps 15 seconds and then add 37.
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined.