In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.

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Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.

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A dragonfly's penis is shovel-shaped at the end, to scoop a rival male's sperm out of the female it's impregnating.

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Trees provide protection from downward fall of rain, sleet, and hail as well as reduce storm run-off and the possibility of flooding,

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A slow cascade of water beneath the Denmark Strait sinks 2.2 miles; more than 3.5 times farther than Venezuela's Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall on land.

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According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the best time to spray household insects is 4:00 p.m. Insects are most vulnerable at this time.

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Green turtles can migrate more than 1,400 miles to lay their eggs.

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One bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of pop.

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Coniferous forest belt supplies most of the world's requirement of newsprint.

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Nearly 90 percent of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty worldwide depend on forests for their livelihoods.

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