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Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why Tree Leaves Change Their Color

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The Science Behind the Autumn Tree Palette

Have you ever wondered why the leaves of the trees change their color in autumn? Well, we have. As well as a group of scientists from Chicago area, USA. They are trying to find out what is the actual cause for all those vibrant yellow-orange-red-purplish colors that will warm up our eyes and our hearts in the following weeks. A team from Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, wants to know what stays behind this amazing natural phenomenon.

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Millions of Monarch Butterflies Filmed by a Drone Disguised as a Hummingbird!

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Spy in the Wild

A spy. A drone. A hummingbird.  In other words - a drone, "disguised" like a hummingbird, was used as a spy to watch and film half a billion monarch butterflies. The footage, directed by John Downer, has been released on PBS TV and BCC 1 and has reached almost 3 mln views on YouTube just in a few months.


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Sir David Attenborough: “Our Planet Is Headed for Disaster!”…

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The author of the BBC series "Life", as well as "Planet Earth", "The Blue Planet", and many more, Sir David Attenborough, warns us: "Our planet Is headed for disaster!"…

The world-famous broadcaster and naturalist started traveling around the world to explore and film the beauty of nature when he was 28 years old. And he hasn't stopped doing this - for almost 70 years now!

The ambassador of World Wildlife Fund, awarded for his work with countless prizes, has made a new film - "A Life on Our Planet." He talked about it during his appearance on the CBS show "60 minutes" a few days ago. Back in 2002, Attenborough had his first interview on the program and he stated that in his documentaries he just wanted to show the natural world as is. That was the reason he stayed away from talking about climate change and natural catastrophe. Yet, less than two decades later, the 94-years old broadcaster, who studied geology and zoology before entering the sphere of film production, felt the urge to made the contrary statement. Loud and clear. 

"A crime against the planet has been committed... The living world is a unique and spectacular marvel. The way we, humans, live on Earth, is sending it into a decline. Human beings have overrun the world. We're replacing the wild with the tame... Our planet is headed for disaster." 

Despite this hard prognosis, Attenborough is positive that there is still time to turn the course around and save the Earth. The key to this lies in the total shift to renewable energy and the allover rejection of fossil fuel consumption. The key lies in our hands. The hands of all of us. Politicians, and ordinary people. Businesses and consumers. Everywhere on Earth. "The time has come to put aside national ambitions and look for an international ambition of survival… After all, this planet is all we have," reminds us Attenborough. And he is right…  

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Good2Know: There Are More Trees on Earth than Stars in Our Galaxy. But...

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A Study Shows the Influence of Man on Trees' Abundance


There are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth a study lead* by Yale University found. That means about 422 trees per person. Yet, since man inhabited the planet he managed to destroy almost 46 percent of the total number of the trees! And the process doesn't stop. Almost 15 billion trees diminish each year because of our actions... 

"Trees are among the most prominent and critical organisms on Earth, yet we are only recently beginning to comprehend their global extent and distribution," said Thomas Crowther, lead author of the study and a Yale Climate & Energy Institute post-doctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. "We have nearly halved the number of trees on the planet, and we've seen the impacts on climate and human health as a result…"

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11 Quotes by Sir David Attenborough that Will Give You Chills

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Time to Listen. Time to Understand. Time to Act!

We live in unprecedent times. Times that call for our awareness – as individuals and as a society. Times that will determine how our children and their children will live. How the whole planet will live. So, it is time… time to listen to those who want to help us see. To those who want to make us believe. To those who call us for action.

In a series of publications, we will share with you the inspiring, thrilling, eye-opening and sometimes hard to handle words by people who have dedicated their lives to natural world and its well-being. For it is determinative for the well-being of all of us...

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