Saturday, February 27, 2010

Huge Earthquake in Chile

Chile was hit by a tremendous earthquake Saturday morning - magnitude 8.8! Read about it here.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ecoregions in Biomes

National Geographic Wild World (Online Conservation Atlas)
If you want to explore all the ecological areas within the biomes of the world, this is the place. The National Geographic Society and World Wildlife Fund have teamed up to describe all the eco-regions of the world. You can spend hours clicking and traveling by the web all over the world. What eco-region do you live in?

Climate Change Can Be Good for Some Species!

FOR KIDS: A Global Warming Flap - Science News
If you're a butterfly, at least if you're a small heath or a common blue butterfly in Europe, you hope the climate really IS warming up. Over the last 30 years, the average temperature in central Europe is up 1.5 degrees. That's not much, but it makes for a longer breeding season for these butterflies. That's good for them!