The large, colorful parrot is native to South America, where its numbers have vastly decreased due to habitat loss, deforestation, and the parrot trade. The destruction of the speciesâEUR(TM) habitat has led to a fragmentation of the population,
The Salton Sea in southeastern California was actually an accidental creation, the product of the Colorado River flooding weaker dikes. Now, however, it is performing a vital ecological function. As many as four hundred species of migrating birds come
It seemed like a wonderful ideaâEUR"driving the Spanish coast from Barcelona all the way down to the Straits of Gibraltar. We got there in April, right before tourist season, and happily missed much of the vacationing European onslaught. Our goal was ...
Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests âEUR" the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural
The water supply for communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan is threatened by an oil spill that dumped an estimated 66,000 gallons of heavy oil, along with natural gas used to dilute it, into a major river.