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Hang Sơn Đoòng Cave: A Glimpse Into the World’s Largest Cave

Concealed within the verdant jungles of central Vietnam lies a natural marvel that continues to inspire awe among explorers and adventurers: Hang Sơn Đoòng, the world’s largest cave. A testament to the intricate wonders of nature, Hang Sơn Đoòng is a spectacle of geological grandeur and biological diversity, promising an unforgettable journey to those who ...

Nathan Machoka

Man standing in front of the entrance to Hang San Doong cave in Vietnam.

‘Forever Chemicals’ Have Made Their Way to Farms

“Forever chemicals” stop your food from sticking to the pan. They prevent stains on clothes and carpets. They help firefighting foam extinguish fires. But the very thing that makes “forever chemicals” so useful also makes them dangerous. Forever chemicals — the catchier name for the class of chemicals known as PFAS, per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances ...

Troy Oakes

A farmer spraying chemicals.

Ecosystems Resist Climate Change, but Not Human Impacts

Environmentalists, as well as ecosystem experts, are of the opinion that while ecosystems can tolerate and survive climatic changes to a certain extent, it is much harder to handle the impact of humans. This heightens concern levels as to what should be done to stop the negative impact of human actions on ecosystems and biodiversity ...

Jack Roberts

Aeiral view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Biodiversity and Quality of Life: Demystifying the Link

Biodiversity is a term used to describe the enormous variety of life on Earth. It can be used more specifically to refer to all of the species in one region or ecosystem. Biodiversity refers to every living thing, including plants, bacteria, animals, and humans. Scientists have estimated that there are around 8.7 million species of plants and animals in ...

Jack Roberts

A flock of Sandhill cranes.

Make the Connection to East Gippsland’s Ancient Forests

The only area on mainland Australia that has preserved the richest biodiversity of continuous forests, untouched since the Ice Age, is in East Gippsland. The area of East Gippsland is 12,560 square miles and is mostly forests filled with mountain ecosystems that continue without interruption to the coastal edge. According to Elfie, a local tour ...

Trisha Haddock

A forest in East Gippsland.