Archive for the ‘Earth Matters’ Category

  • 10 Most Beautiful Mountains In The World

    Apr 26, 14 • 5607 Views • NatureComments Off on 10 Most Beautiful Mountains In The World

    When you think of an inspirational landscape, what comes to mind? Everyone has different preferences, but a lot of people will immediately think of mountaintops. Look up “inspirational photos” online and you are bound to see more than a few beautiful,...

  • 10 Fastest Growing Trees & Plants In The World

    Apr 25, 14 • 13496 Views • NatureComments Off on 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...

  • 7 Most Deadliest, Most Poisonous Jellyfish in the World

    Apr 24, 14 • 7776 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

  • 10 Weirdest, Most Bizarre Animals Found

    Apr 22, 14 • 5089 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

  • 10 Deepest Caves in the World

    Apr 16, 14 • 3452 Views • Amazing Places, Earth MattersComments Off on 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...

  • 10 Fastest Animals On Earth

    Apr 6, 14 • 34015 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

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    Dolphin Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 6067 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

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    Cheetah Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 22653 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

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    Polar Bear Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 2040 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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...

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    Platypus Facts

    Feb 6, 14 • 3771 Views • Animal ProfilesComments Off on 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,...