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hail storm

How Hail Storms Affect Your Ecosystem

Hail is one of the most feared weather phenomenons because it has the potential to destroy plants, trees, crops, animals and human life upon impact if strong enough. This can have an adverse effect...
Boreal Forest

The Other Forest: The Disappearing Boreal Ecosystem

The boreal zone is a vast expanse of contiguous forest that circles the globe at high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, roughly between 50 and 70 degrees north latitude. It consists primarily of coniferous...
biodiversity

Biodiversity: The Importance of a Varied Ecosystem

In most discussions of the natural environment, the topic of biodiversity usually makes an appearance.But what is biodiversity? And why is it so important?“At least 40 per cent of the world’s economy and 80...