Should environmental priorities be downgraded during the economic crisis
By: Christyl Rivers
In economic crisis, it is more important than ever before that people begin to protect ways of making a living along with sustaining a cleaner environment. Green jobs and green infrastructure, fueled by green energy, are the only answers available to survive in a finite...
By: Michael Totten
A wildfire suppression hand line is any fireline which is built with hand tools, such as chainsaws and shovels. The purpose of a fireline is to keep a wildfire from spreading by removing all ignitable material in a wide strip which crosses its path. Most...
The health implications of severe drought
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Severe drought is when a region experiences a prolonged dryness without any adequate rainfall within the normal weather pattern. It leads to a rapid depletion in water resources as well as the ability to grow crops and produce foods. It is also known as an...
By: Lane Olinghouse
Fighting runaway wildfires with a garden implement may sound a bit bizarre, but the hoe-dag can work wonders in efforts to control summer time grass and brush fires. The hoe-dag superficially resembles a mattock or grub hoe in appearance and size; its heat-treated carbon steel...
By: Colette Georgii
Severe drought can be the catalyst for the spread of infectious disease, famine, and increased stress causing behavioral dysfunction in both humans, animals and insects. Severe drought impacts the life of living creatures in many ways that are still not completely understood by professionals nor...
By: Cameron Scott
If you live anywhere near the Great Lakes these days, you know all about zebra mussels. The effect of this invasive species on the Great Lakes area is far greater than you might guess from their size. These little shellfish have no natural predators in...
By: Christyl Rivers
In a famous episode of Seinfeld, George Costanza seduces a woman by his supposed expertise on toilet paper. George believes the product has never evolved: “It’s just paper on a roll.” George forgot there are so many aspects of this seemingly simple...
By: Maryam Idris
This planet is a beautiful place, filled with so many diverse species in hundreds of different ecosystems. Sadly, several of these ecosystems are being destroyed because of human activity, causing the extinction of many plants and animals. Fortunately, there's still time to take action and...
What are the major biomes of your state or country?
By: Helena Whyte
There are four biomes in the state of New Mexico: forest, grasslands, desert, and aquatic. Biomes are predicated on climate and geology. Climate is based on altitude, wind, rocks and soil, and annual rainfall. Biomes are classified based on the dominant plant species and the...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Both swamps and bogs are types of wetlands, but they are each different as each has their own characteristics. In fact, there are four different types of wetlands; they are swamps, bogs, marshes and fens. In Louisiana, you will find there are many swamps, and...

 

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