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How Inequality Affects Urban Wildlife

More access to green space and mature trees in wealthier neighborhoods in the United States has also led to a greater diversity of wildlife.

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physical geography

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What is England’s Highest Mountain?

Found at 978 metres (3,209 ft) above sea level, Scafell Pike is located in Lake District National Park in Cumbria.  

A raft of sea otters. Photo: USFWS, public domain

Sea Otters are a Keystone Species

Keystone species are plants or animals, like the sea otter, whose presence in an ecosystem plays a crucial role in its health.

A grayscale shaded relief map of the western part of Canada with red areas on top showing glaciers.

Mapping Glacier Loss in Western Canada

Researchers are using remotely sensed data and satellite imagery to map glacier loss in Western Canada.

An oblique view of Hawaii showing two snow-capped volcanoes.

Snow in Hawaii

Hawaii may be in the tropics, but it gets snow every year.

A shaded relief map centered on Antarctica with different colored circles for the different types of penguin nesting sites.

Geography of Penguins

Penguin are agile swimming birds with habitat that ranges from Antarctica to the Galapagos Islands.

Human Geography

An AI drawing of a cite with buildings organized in circles.

Using AI to Design Cities

Researchers now are trying to use artificial intelligence techniques, including deep reinforcement learning, to design more efficient and sustainable urban spaces.