By: Pat Lunsford
Much of the world's food supply is being threatened by what is known as the Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. This is a crucial environmental issue. Crops must have pollination. Honeybees transfer pollen which is a vital function for plant reproduction. Humans and ecosystems cannot survive...
By: Ian Loft
The Kyoto Protocol was ratified by Newly Elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as one of the first official acts so what! With environmental groups and political green parties gloating over their success in this matter it seems now might be a good time to...
By: Triana Rathads
There are many tropic levels in a lake ecosystem, and the addition or removal of an organism can cause positive and negative cascades of certain species. Typical fresh water lakes have a wide range of interactions occurring between organisms. For most systems fish consume zooplankton...
By: Anonymous124
An Exciting Day at the Ecotarium, a Study in Ecosystems.The exhibit that I observed for fifteen minutes was the pond ecosystem, where I focused on the interactions surrounding one of the Musk turtles. This exhibit also includes another Musk turtle, a few other types...
By: Amelia Tibbett
Books are a passion of mine, one I've passed onto my children and thus, we spend a lot of time in the local bookstores. As you can imagine, like any parent, I want my children to read educational and fun books. My children have a...
By: Lesley Rigg
Some of the best learned, and closely remembered values a child takes into adult-hood are those which are gently nurtured throughout childhood. Some ecology and environmental books can be rather disturbing for some, and perhaps 5 years old, depending on maturity of the individual child...
By: Betsy Young
Granting a teen the gift of ecological knowledge and a basic environmental background is essential to their survival. A good well rounded foundation for ideas and creative thinking only helps us all and can be a lot of fun in the process. Here are a...
By: Betsy Young
Need a few stocking stuffers or a winter gift for the child in your life? Here's a few that will introduce them to the wonderful world of ecosystems and the study of the environment. Fun and captivating and full of activities with easy to find...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Our society's dependence on fossil fuels is associated with a long litany of ecological consequences. From global warming to acid rain; from massive oil spills to the contamination of ground water and wells from leaking underground storage tanks at service stations. Add to that the...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Defining BiomagnificationDefinition:Biomagnification (also referred to as biological amplification and bioaccumulation) refers to the process by which persistent organic pollutants (POPs) accumulate in higher levels as they are passed from one trophic level to another through food chains.POPs are a class of artificial chemicals with...

 

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