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Articles in ‘United States nature’

How does a Cobra lily trap its prey?

March 4th, 2011

Scott Linstead’s high-speed photographs

July 22nd, 2010

The world’s fastest disappearing land mass

September 21st, 2009 Over the last four years, some 500 kilometres of wetlands around New Orleans have been lost to the sea, leading some biologists to call these wetlands “the fastest disappearing land mass on the planet”. Much of the area has been lost due to hurricanes Rita and Katrina. More here

Mass death of walruses

September 19th, 2009

Grizzly Bears feeding at Brooks Falls

August 23rd, 2009

North American wildlife news 2

August 20th, 2009

Differences between grizzily and black bears

August 7th, 2009 You might think that black bears are black, and grizzly bears are easily to distinguish by their colour. But both bear species in Yellowstone can be black, brown, or even blonde. Another cliche is that black bears are much smaller than grizzlies, but although grizzlies are generally bigger, a big male black bear can easily outweigh a female grizzly or a young grizzly. Without colour or size as a guide, you have to look at other features. The best way to tell grizzlies and black bears apart at a distance is by their body shape. Unlike black bears, grizzlies have a distinct hump on their shoulders that is higher than their rump. Watch this video to learn more. Or read here.

North American wildlife news 1

August 7th, 2009

More wildfires for the US

July 29th, 2009

Scientists expect wildfires in the US to increase in number as global warming kicks in in the coming decades. And because smoke and other particles from fires adversely affect air quality, an increase in wildfires could have large impacts on human health. Eureka

Wild mustang problem

July 27th, 2009