Earth Matters

10 Fastest Growing Trees & Plants In The World

When we think about plants and trees, there is a tendency to think of them as “slow” things. After all, you can stare at a plant all day and you will probably not see it budge a millimeter. And yet, when you walk away from a plant and come back a week later, you will...

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7 Most Deadliest, Most Poisonous Jellyfish in the World

If you have ever been swimming and noticed a jellyfish floating toward you, odds are you scrambled to get away as quickly as you possibly could. It is tough to spot jellyfish. Being translucent, they can often blend right into the ocean currents. Thankfully they tend...

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10 Weirdest, Most Bizarre Animals Found

There are literally millions of different species on earth—scientists are not even sure how many. We live in a world with a lot of biodiversity. When you think about animal life though, you probably think about dogs, cats, horses, chickens, seagulls, and other common...

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10 Deepest Caves in the World

A lot of different landscapes form part of our day to day existence.  Most of us, even city dwellers, have spent time in the forest, mountains, desert, or plains. But how much time have you spent underground, plumbing the depths of the earth?  Many people can only...

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10 Fastest Animals On Earth

How fast can you run? Research suggests that human beings could run as fast as 40 miles an hour—in theory—but sprint speeds average to closer to 12-15 mph. You may be thinking, “that’s not too shabby,” but as you will see, a 15 mph sprint would not be enough to win a...

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Dolphin Facts

As one of the favorites among wildlife watchers, dolphins are best known for their agility and playful behavior creating a beautiful sight as they leap from the water. Part of the toothed whale family that also includes pilot whales and orcas, dolphins are highly...

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Cheetah Facts

Known for being the world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah is a large feline that can run up to 75 miles per hour in short bursts to cover distances up to 1,600 feet and accelerate to over 60 miles per hour within just three seconds! Easily recognizable from the...

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Polar Bear Facts

Rivaled only by the Kodiak brown bears native to southwestern Alaska, polar bears are classified as the largest land carnivores in the world and sit proudly at the top of the food chain with a vital role in their icy Arctic ecosystem. Known for literally being the...

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Platypus Facts

Resembling an amphibious mole, the platypus is often described as having the body of a beaver with a duck’s bill sewn on perfectly. As one of the most evolutionary distinct mammals alive, the platypus is instantly recognizable for its broad flattened bill, dense...

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Koala Facts

As one of the most iconic animal species endemic to Australia, the koala is well-known for its bear-like appearance with a stout body and predominately gray fur. Often found climbing in the canopy of trees, koalas are fuzzy and muscular marsupials that are the only...

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Snow Leopard Facts

Native to the rocky and snowy highlands that are associated with its name, the snow leopard is a descendant of the wild cat and panther families. Easily recognizable from other related species, snow leopards are most known for their beautiful white or soft gray fur...

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