Articles (Biodiversity)

Natural Habitat Loss and Its Influence on Biodiversity
(Environment and Climate Change)

The loss of natural habitats is the main threat to 85% of all species listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List—a comprehensive information source on the extinction risk of animals, fungi, and plants.


Be Positive! Act Now and Save the Environment!
(Environment and Climate Change)

What do you think is the best way to show appreciation for our planet? Actually, there are many ways to do it; just take the decision and go for it.


Plants Get Sick Too: How to Prevent Plant Diseases?
(Earth Sciences)

Learn the basic elements and factors that, if missing or available, the plant does not get affected and stays healthy and in a good condition.


Earth’s Health from Plants’ Health
(Earth Sciences)

Plants are not only necessary for the human environment, they are also the base of a sustainable life for all living organisms.


Can Aquacultures Feed the World without Collapsing the Marine Food Chain?
(Oceans and Marine Life)

If you are craving fish; no matter how you get it or what type you will have on your plate, it will be sourced in one of two ways: capture or aquaculture.

The Return of the Woolly Mammoth
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

Scientists claim that the dream of resurrecting extinct animals may very likely come true. Will the woolly mammoth walk the Earth again?


The Largest and Smallest Living Organisms Ever
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

We live in a world full of contradictions, the strangest among them all may be the vast differences in the sizes of living organisms.


Nocturnal Animals: When Stars Guide the Way
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you got lost in the desert? Well, that will not be a problem if you were a dung beetle, a bird, or a seal.

Biodiversity and the Pharmaceutical Industry
(Health and the Human Body)

Observing nature and scouring it in search for remedies and healing is by no means a new trend; humans have done so for tens of millennia.


Zoophobia and Entomophobia
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

Zoophobia is prominent among the different types of phobia, because of the diversity and widespread of the animal kingdom around us. 

A Message from Mother Nature
(Environment and Climate Change)

Perhaps it is hard to fathom the scale of world countries' situation in response to the lockdown, until you see photos of places used to be the most crowded destinations.


Godzilla between Fact and Fiction
(Science and Art)

Godzilla movies are one of the most famous and successful movies in the history of cinema; yet, fans wonder if the story could actually be true.

Illegal Wildlife Trade
(Science Policy and Ethics)

Mankind has always been fascinated with what is deemed exotic and rare. 


Pandas: A Black and White Issue
(Back to Nature: Animal and Plant Life)

China’s lovely giant pandas were listed as endangered species; however, in 2016, their status changed from “endangered” to “vulnerable”.


I have A Dream
(Comics)

Urban trees are much more than elements of landscape beautification; they can save lives and can literally save our planet.

Save the Planet: Plant a Tree
(Environment and Climate Change)

What is more beautiful and peaceful than sunny mornings in the countryside?

Biodiversity and Human Health
(Health and the Human Body)

Human health is dependent on biodiversity and on the natural functioning of healthy ecosystems. 


Protecting Our Seas
(Oceans and Marine Life)

Looking at marine ecosystems, we can see how human intervention has caused great distress; let us have a look at their problems.

Biodiversity: A Long Evolutionary Road!
(Life Sciences)

Earth today, with all the biological richness we feel around us, is the result of 4 billion years of evolution. 


Oregon’s Giant: The Largest Organism on Earth
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

What is larger than a whale and bigger than an elephant? A mushroom! Armillaria ostoyae is considered the largest and oldest organism on Earth.

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