Studies show pesticides damage the brains of bees
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers in the United Kingdom say pesticides frequently used by farmers can cause brain damage in bees and disrupt their learning processes, reported BBC News. The studies, conducted by scientists from the University of Dundee and Newcastle University, linked problems caused by two different types...
By: Nadine Tavener
When thinking of endangered species, most people will automatically imagine the large mammals: giant panda bear, rhinoceros, tiger or elephant. However, there are hundreds of smaller species who find themselves on the endangered list. The task of preserving these species and increasing their numbers sufficiently...
What is an abyssal zone biome?
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The abyssal zone is a very flat surface found from 4,000-6,000 meters (13,123- 19,685) in the deep basins of the ocean floor. The abyssal zone is unable to receive the Sun’s rays; therefore it remains in complete darkness. The abyssal...
A simple explanation of the food chain
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A food chain is a one way sequence of energy transformations in a food web. The length of a food chain is determined by the amount of species involved starting from the producers and ending with the last consumer. The energy that is passed along...
By: Menaka Ratnayake
Rainfall can be very unpredictable in certain parts of the world where flooding and extreme droughts can take place at different times of the year or concurrently, in different geographical locations, within the same country. Some geographical locations are more prone to droughts than to...
An explanation of trophic levels and the food chain
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The trophic level is the position, in a food chain, in which an organism is positioned. The term trophic derives from the Greek word “trophe” and refers to nourishment. In a food chain, a trophic level is illustrated by a number of organisms, where...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Seaweed provides food, protection and shelter to other marine creatures. It also cleans the sea by hosting many of the planktons and diatoms harming the environment. It prevents erosion of the cliffs. Seaweed is a part of the whole photosynthesis cycle. It is plant-like but...
By: Rex Trulove
When people study forests, even in an amateur way, a term that they are likely to encounter is "Montane forest'. If a person doesn't know what this is in reference to, the term can cause a bit of confusion. The confusion isn't necessary, because it...
By: Donna Hicks
Living in an area or taking a vacation to an area where there are beaches may sound exciting. However, there are beaches in the United States that are so polluted that it may lead to second thoughts about venturing into the water or even staking...
How conservation and water reuse save our water supply
By: Zeeshan Amin
Water is the most abundant resource on earth, however it is not infinite. Although 71 percent of our planet is water, yet a very small proportion of this water is fit for domestic use. According to an estimate by the United Nations, there will be...

 

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