Category: Environment

How did the Himalayas form?

One collision created a diverse land of culture, ecology and the world’s tallest point (Image credit: Bijay Yadav/ Pixabay) Covering close to 600,000 square kilometres, the Himalayas are a mountaineer’s playground. With over 50 mountains exceeding 7,000...

Meet 5 of Earth’s living fossils

These creatures have survived asteroids, earthquakes and ice ages across millions of years to walk and swim the Earth today The father of evolution, Charles Darwin, was the first to coin the term ‘living...

How have animals adapted to city life?

From pollution-proofing to takeaway snacking, these five animals have learned to live alongside us (Image credit: bigfoot/Pixabay) 1. Lizard toes Anole lizards have adapted to navigate Puerto Rican cities by acquiring more lamellae –...

The fossil hunters who hit the jackpot

Robin Ward and James Lockyer weren’t expecting to find a new dinosaur species when they visited the Isle of Wight last year. In March 2019 Lockyer discovered one of the dinosaur’s bones, and Ward...

Where does our sewage go?

From the moment you flush the toilet or pull the plug in the sink, follow the journey of wastewater (Image credit: Michal Jarmoluk/ Pixabay) In countries where water is readily available to us, we can...

How does animal armour work?

Discover how these thick-skinned species protect themselves in the wild Image source: Pixabay Trying to survive in the wild can be a tough game. Animals don’t always know when danger may leap out at...

How do worms dig?

These fleshy creatures perform an impressive physical feat to wiggle their limbless bodies through the soil (Image credit: Magyar/ Pixabay) As the soft, squishy, pink things you first encounter when you’re playing outside as a kid,...

Why do glaciers retreat?

Find out how some of Earth’s most impressive frozen features are disappearing (Image credit: ArtTower/Pixabay) Glaciers form in areas of snowfall where conditions are cold enough to allow snow to lie until it has frozen into...

Deadly Paradise: Madidi National Park

What makes Madidi National Park one of the most diverse yet dangerous places in the world? Image credit: Getty Images In 1981, young Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg set off into an uncharted area of...