Browsing: Nature

At various points throughout the year, I have people asking me if I saw the meteor shower the night before. Almost every time, that question is the first time I even heard of said shower. So this time, I’ve made a list of some of the most impressive astronomical events of the upcoming year. Many…

Trees, the longest-living organisms on Earth, beautify and protect our environment by providing color, shelter, and shade. They renew our air supply by soaking up carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. Read Top 10 Amazing Trees to discover some of the oldest and most fascinating trees that have graced the landscape for thousands of years. There’s…

Peppers are an aphrodisiac for some and a major pain in the mouth and other extremities for others. While most people don’t want anything to do with them unless they are chili-heads, there are many useful uses for the main ingredient of hot peppers – an oleoresin called capsaicin. There are a number of medical…

Fishing is often a great combination of manliness and meditation (Manitation? Sure, why not?)  It offers the best of getting in touch with nature, and the satisfaction of making a big catch.  And some of the best places to fish are located in Canada. With Canada’s well-earned reputation for high-quality fishing opportunities, TopTenz is confident…

10. Clearwater Lakes The Clearwater lakes are twin lakes that formed at the same exact time in Northern Canada. The asteroids that made them were huge, at 16 miles and 22 miles respectively. The lakes are named after their clear water; that, and the fact that there are 25 lakes in the area also called…

Every year, various human activities and natural phenomena cause environmental disasters and substantial economic losses throughout the world.  Despite this dark side, there’s something fascinating about the power of nature and its impact. Don’t expect to find the very popular Aurora Borealis or red tides listed here.  The goal of this list is to present…

Certainly to classify the top ten most rare flowers isn’t easy especially since, according to scientists, more than 270,000 types of flowers exist (which doesn’t include the 10 to 15% of unclassified flowers in remote regions of the world).  Of those that are rare, here are not only the top ten rarest flowers, but the…

It is often said that dogs are the only animal capable of love, usually by people who have been snubbed by an overly snooty cat.  However, time and time again, dogs have shown throughout history that they can not only show love, but the cold hard determination and bravery we’d come to expect from hardened…

Whale watching is an activity with massive worldwide appeal.  Regardless of an individual’s age and interests, tourists travel to far-flung corners of the globe to catch a glimpse of the cetaceans in their natural habitat.  The chance of seeing these majestic and awe-inspiring creatures is certainly an experience of a lifetime, so with that in…

A protected area is a designated location that has been preserved for its ecological, natural and/or cultural values.  Governments work with conservationists to ensure that these areas continue to function naturally, with minimal (if any) human management.  The preservation of many protected areas has stopped or slowed the extinction rate of several species.  Currently, there…

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