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A grassland is an area of land that mostly contains grasses. There are wild grasses, and less trees. There are several parts of the world that have grasslands. Grasslands are found in Africa, North America, Central Asia, South America, and near the coasts of Australia. The largest grasslands are in East Africa. Grasslands with a few scattered trees are called savannas. Little rain falls in a grassland biome. Between 25 and 75 cm of rain falls each year, which makes the weather in these savannas hot and sunny in the summer and cool in the winter months.

There are a few trees in the grassland because of the low rainfall. Thorny trees called acacias are one of a handful of trees that are able to grow here. Wildfires are common and prevent trees from growing. The animals also prevent trees from growing as they eat the tender sprouts before they can develop into grown trees. Elephants are known to tear down trees and feed on their leaves, making trees even more scarce.

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  • Coal gas boom in China threatens to spew greenhouse gases as world tries to curb emissions
    Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • ‘Unplanned tourist activities harmful for Uttarakhand grasslands
    GOPESHWAR: Underlining the need to regulate tourism in grasslands of Uttarakhand, noted environmentalist Chandiprasad Bhatt has said pilgrims going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra this year should be made aware of the threat posed by unplanned tourist activities to these grasslands. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • 'Unplanned tourist activities harmful for U'khand grasslands'
    Gopeshwar, Aug 4: Underlining the need to regulate tourism in grasslands of Uttarakhand, noted environmentalist Chandiprasad Bhatt has said pilgrims going on Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra this year should be made aware of the threat posed by unplanned tourist activities Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'

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