Should Kruger National Park in South Africa decrease some of its elephant population?
By: Laura Lamarca
The killing fields of the Kruger National Park came under extreme fire from public outrage some ten years ago for its cruel and brutal methods of culling elephants and now, as history threatens to repeat itself, elephants once again find themselves staring down the barrel...
Where was vanilla originally grown?
By: Keith Hamburger
We've all heard the phrase "plain vanilla" used to describe something that is ordinary, but there really is nothing ordinary about vanilla. The phrase is probably derived from the most common ice cream flavor, vanilla, of course. However, vanilla is actually one of the most...
Should logging the rainforest be allowed to continue
By: David A.G. Fischer
Some time ago, scientists determined the undeniable environmental value of not just rainforests, but also of temperate, cloud and coniferous forests. The critically important, ecological role of our world's forest ecosystems is no longer a secret. The primary biological function of these ecosystems is to...
What are the causes of mass extinction
By: Joseph Malek
Natural disasters, disease and the failure to adapt to a changing or changed environment are the three major causes for a mass extinction event. In any event, one or all of the three could cause the complete loss of life on any part of our...
Where have all the honeybees gone?
By: Josef Graf
Hi,A note to let you know about this article, a current issue being addressed by the Earth Vision project - "Why the Bees Are Dying - and how to bring them back"at: http://www.evbooks.net/earth_vision_021.htmThis article opens the box on the disappearing honeybee...
Finding alternate power sources
By: William Cobbs
We spend billions and billions on the investigation of space. Though it is a worthwhile enterprise for science and even sometimes comes up with a practical application, one can look at the obvious and KNOW that even with extended space travel, we will only make...
Introduction to rain forests
By: James Johnson
Everyone in this day and age has heard about The Rain Forests of the world, but why are they really important? Aside from exotic timbers and interesting documentaries, are they valuable? What can be learned from the rain forests? The rain forests are "carbon sinks"...
By: Patricia Young
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions are today's buzzwords. All responsible citizens try to minimize their energy use in their everyday lives. One unlikely source, Macadamia Nut power is helping to reduce greenhouse gases. Macadamia trees, native to Australia, are evergreen native rainforest trees that grow anything...
By: James Johnson
You are a bit confused, you have heard some people rave about "biostatic" medications and others talk about "biocidal". Are they the same? Is one better than the other? What you want is to define biocidal and biostatic. Nothing simpler!Biocidal means to kill life...
Countries with expanding forest coverage
By: James Johnson
Everybody hears about the vanishing South American rain forests and the creation of wastelands as wood is cut up and used for charcoal in Africa. But are there any countries with expanding forest coverage? Any places where the woods are not only not being cut...

 

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