April 30, 2024

Rare Sapphire Tower Plant Blooms for First and Last Time After 20 Years

Many beautiful things prove exceptionally worth waiting for. Among these, and particularly among the slow-moving wonders of nature, is the Sapphire Tower plant. This large plant is native to the footlands of Chilean mountain regions, growing in elevations of up to 2,200 meters (about 7,218 feet). It can also be found in greenhouses and botanical gardens around the world—including one specimen at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens in the UK.

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February 8, 2024

Videographer Shares Nerve-Wracking Footage of His Drone Crashing Into an Icelandic Volcano

Drones allow videographers to get some daring shots, especially in hostile natural environments. However, as close as they can get us to action, there are always risks. Just ask filmmaker Danny Mcgee. During a trip to Iceland, he decided to get close-up shots of the volcanos in the area. Down to his last SD card and drone battery, he sent his drone on one last round, only to nearly lose it to the lava.

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December 14, 2023

Felled Sycamore Gap Tree Shows Signs That It Will Regrow

The UK recently lost one of its iconic natural wonders—the Sycamore Gap Tree. The picturesque tree decorated the Northumberland countryside for hundreds of years, occupying unique space between two hills and just beside the ruins of Hadrian's wall. It was discovered purposefully felled a couple of months ago, in September, breaking the hearts of people everywhere. However, some good news has emerged, suggesting that a part of the 200-year-old tree will live on.

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September 28, 2023

Upcoming Northern Lights Will Be Most Intense in Years and Can Be Seen From More Places

The Northern Lights are one of the most fascinating phenomena of the natural world. Typically, the best chances to see it are from very remote Arctic locations during the coldest months of the year; however, soon it may become easier to catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis. Sunspot observations, a key predictor for the likelihood of seeing the Northern Lights, have increased since the end of last year, and could continue to grow.

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