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Explore the 5 Biomes: Forest

The forest biome first began to appear on Earth 420 million years ago, and the first forests were dominated by 40-foot-tall ferns! In the last age of the dinosaurs, the Cretaceous Period, the first flowering plants appeared. Today, forests cover 1/3 of the Earth and come in three climates: Tropical, temperate and boreal (cool and cold

Explore the 5 Biomes: Grasslands

We’ve got this one covered. Or rather the bison do. Grasslands – flat plains covered in tall grass rather than large shrubs or trees – were created over 25 million years. They resulted from the mountains rising in North America and forests declining, and further expanded by the following ice age making prime, flat space

Polar Facts: A Polar Clime

It’s currently 12*F/ -11*C in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada right now. It will go as low as -22*F/-30*C in January before beginning to rise again. With a thick layer of fat and two layers of furry insulation, polar bears are in more danger of overheating than the cold. They sometimes even find themselves in -50*F! Read