May 14, 2021

How climate change and an invasive plant are changing iceland’s infamous lunar landscape

This article is about Iceland’s famous lunar landscape – an area that has no vegetation, life, colors, or landmarks, and was used by NASA because it was the closest place that mimicked the surface of the Moon – is now starting to turn purple from the Alaskan Lupine that has started to thrive there.

While it may seem great that there is now life living in that desolate area, it’s actually a problem because the lupine is considered invasive and is starting to displace local flora and fauna.

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