The Amazon is the largest rainforest on the planet, covering 3.4 million square miles over nine nations and home to 20 percent of all plant and animal species in the world. Over the past 30 years, however, nearly 373,000 square miles of the rainforest have been felled in
The Bering Sea provides almost half the seafood caught in the
When the Panama Canal opened in 1914, it revolutionized shipping by providing an alternative to the southern route around
Each winter, thousands of Southern Right Whales migrate from their feeding grounds near
For most of the year, the humidity level in this tropical forest reaches 100 percent. With majestic trees festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines, and mosses, it’s home to a multitude of rare animal and plant species. Rising temperatures are expected to upset this fragile balance, with detrimental effects on the biodiversity that has flourished here for centuries.
The most mountainous country in