The Burnt Cape is a limestone barren headland on the extreme northwest of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, Canada. The prevailing harsh cold climate and calcareousSoils which are high in limestone content...
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PlioceneLast Updated on 2013-06-18 at 14:31
Editor's note: The Pliocene is the period of the geologic timescale that spans the era from approximately 5.331 to 2.588 million years ago. It preceeds the Pleistocene... More »
Pilbara shrublandsLast Updated on 2013-06-15 at 19:47
The Pilbara shrublands ecoregion, in the extreme west of Australia are classified as a deserts and shrublands biome; the conservation status of this land is Vulnerable. The... More »
Nullarbor Plains xeric shrublandsLast Updated on 2013-06-15 at 02:57
The Nullarbor Plains xeric shrublands comprises a land area of approximately 75,400 square miles, and spans portions of Western Australia and South Australia. This ecoregion is... More »
Carnarvon xeric shrublandsLast Updated on 2013-06-15 at 02:55
The Carnarvon xeric shrublands ecoregion in western Australia lies within the deserts and xeric shrubliands biome. Considered as a Critical/Endangered ecoregion, the land area... More »
DesertificationLast Updated on 2013-06-14 at 22:09
Desertification is the persistent degradation of dryland ecosystems due to human activities and variations in climate. While climate oscillations have historically had... More »
Extraterrestrial soilsLast Updated on 2013-05-23 at 18:48
Extraterrestrial soils may be defined as any of the solid granular crustal features of planets and moon other than those soils on planet Earth. Despite four decades of space... More »