New research suggests that the Sahara desert used to be moist and green before it has turned into one of the largest deserts on Earth. An analysis and simulation of weather patterns have indicated that a majority of the Sahara Desert has experienced very heavy and continuous rains more than a thousand years ago.
Vultures are not good at flapping their wings, but they manage to spend long periods of time in the air by soaring. Researchers found that these birds stay aloft by making use of small-scale turbulence that produces uplift without flapping their wings.
Water in tanks and fountains throughout villages of Spain turned red following last autumn's rainfall but researches insist it's not a sign of the apocalypse.
Coast redwoods will be shifted northward into southern Oregon, if temperatures continue to warm and current rainfall amounts remain constant. This will be a significant habitat change, compared to that which they have experienced for the last several decades.