Tropical mountain regions in Ecuador face significant impacts from climate change. Over the past two hundred years, vegetation on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador has migrated over 500 meters upslope.
The Tarim basin in China is a very dry region, home to rare trees and cotton farms that produce 40 percent of the nation's crop. However, this areas is facing significant ecological problems. Researchers suggest a series of recommendations in order to preserve this unique desert.
Environmental changes large or small can have a significant impact, according to a recent study. This may help ecologists better understand a community's response to climate change.
An antique book about the second Dutch expedition of the Mascarene Islands depicts the first drawing of the now extinct dodo bird. This species went extinct in the 17th century from a combination of climate change effects and rapid island colonization.