Tagged as: nature

What Is The Link Between The Natural Environment And Your Mental Health?

There is widespread acceptance that climate change is happening. It is now however, more common for people to suffer from anxiety and depression related to the effects of global warming on their lives. For example, 9 in 10 people in [wiki]Greenland[/wiki], a country where warming impacts are very noticeable, are

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Why Is Local Farming Knowledge Important?

African and European weather and environments are quite different. This means European technology for improving farming might not work in Africa. Locals often have knowledge of their environment that has been passed on through generations. Farmers tend to know about the properties of local plants. Hunters tend to know about

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Why do giraffes have long necks?

Giraffes are one of Africa’s most well known animals. They are the tallest living land animal and can be up to 5 meters tall – the same height as a two storey building. This unique height is mostly due to giraffes’ long necks, which can make up half of their

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Cyclones and Climate Change: a Chaotic Connection

Mozambique has experienced two devastating tropical storms within the space of six weeks: Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth. According to the World Meteorological Organisation, there is no record of two storms of such power-hitting Mozambique in the same season. Because of climate change, such storms will be a common sight

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What is sustainability and why is it important

Sustainability means achieving a balance between human processes and natural processes. For example, it means not using up natural resources quicker than they are being replaced. By choosing sustainable processes, we protect the environment and ensure that it will continue to support us in the future. SUSTAINABLE FARMING Farming is

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Moths and Butterflies: How to tell them Apart

This article is the second in a two-part series on butterflies. These fascinating insects can be quite difficult to differentiate from their cousin, the moth. This article tells you all you need to know to spot both species in the wild, and explains why they are important economically and ecologically.

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How does a Caterpillar turn into a Butterfly?

The beautiful winged insects we recognise as butterflies are actually in the fourth and final stage of their life cycles. But how did they get there? This article is the first of a two-part series on butterflies. WHAT ARE BUTTERFLIES? Butterflies are insects found all over the world, and come

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