By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Wetlands are natural ecological systems that serve a variety of valuable functions. They’re vital sources of fresh water and food. They provide important services, including erosion control and water treatment. Wetlands provide a natural habitat for the interactions between a variety of organisms and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Among the igneous (volcanic) rock that covers the earth, ‘basalt’ could be considered the most common, because most of the ocean floor is made up of it. As with any other igneous rocks, basalt is also derived from cooling of magma and in most...
Why global warming is a hoax
By: Christyl Rivers
The idea of global warming is a hoax. Not the actual warming of the planet, that is real. But the idea that "you" personally are to blame. That it is all a scam to undermine a consumer lifestyle, and/or that anyone other than immensely profitable...
By: Annabelle Monito
Forest fires are always devastating and not only because of the trees that they destroy and the risk of new fires in residential areas. The trees that burn down could have produced much oxygen later and the destruction that could happen if a fire spreads...
Unprecedented melting of Greenland ice sheet occurring
By: A.W. Berry
Greenland's ice is melting, however the speed at which this is occurring is debated. According to National Public Radio, a scientist named Ian Joughin of the University of Washington arrived at a net rate of 30 percent after analyzing ice sheet melt data with his...
How ecosystems can be interrelated
By: Christyl Rivers
It is safe to say that all ecosystems of earth are interrelated. Water, air, soil and minerals endlessly recycle into plants, animals, human beings and more. The inner ecosystem of the human intestine, for example has several million bacteria, and more DNA of non human...
By: Anja Poulsen
Forest fires can cause loss of life and millions of dollars worth of damage. They endanger forest populations and many times any residential areas situated nearby. While the possible danger and destruction from the flames is easy to see, there is at least one other...
By: Emily Einolander
Temperate shrub land or chaparral is a dry-weather biome, an area with distinctive climate and animal and plant species. Pockets of temperate chaparral exist in multiple countries including the Central Coast of California, the West Coast of South America, parts of South Africa and the...
The ecological importance of mountains
By: Christyl Rivers
Mountains are essential for life on earth as it is known. Their greatest contribution is the moisture they trap, through weather and snow fall. The amount of snow held on slopes and glaciers determines how much water or drought a region far below, even thousands...
By: David Jefferson
People have been extracting resources from the earth forever. From the first human that built a fire or killed an animal to modern extraction of hydrogen for rocket fuel. It's what people do. Some of these activities have minimal impact or might be considered natural...

 

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