How to survive an arctic winter
By: Morgan Carlson
Although only professionals with the right equipment and purpose should be exposed to an arctic winter, sometimes the jet stream will drop and deliver temperatures from the top of the world to the countries of the Northern Hemisphere. This article will describe what is needed...
Why mature forests aren't as bio-diverse as young forests
By: Rex Trulove
A myth perpetuated in the 70s, and later, had it that old growth forests are more biologically diverse than new growth forests. The truth is actually the opposite. The more mature a forest becomes, the less diversity of plants and animals that are supported. It...
Why planting trees is great for the atmosphere
By: Karen Jones - 412732
It is almost impossible to imagine our fertile planet basking in the Sun's heat, stripped bare of trees. Life would struggle to exist in such unfavorable atmospheric conditions; our familiar ecosystems becoming irreparably unbalanced. There is a finite balance between global diversity and nurturing the...
How shark finning endangers marine ecosystems
By: Lesley Hebert
Shark fin soup is a gourmet Chinese delicacy which is rapidly increasing in popularity as people in China and Chinese communities around the world become more affluent. The practice of shark finning, cutting off a shark’s fins and then throwing the live shark back...
How ecosystems are interconnected
By: Elizabeth M Young
This article addresses the concept of connection that is a major tool for studying complex ecosystems. Other conceptual tools are available, including scale, change over space, change over time, balance and diversity. The living and non-living elements of ecosystems have varying scales or sizes. The...
An overview of green energy possibilities from the ocean
By: Effie Moore Salem
Renewable energy from the ocean is an ever-hopeful possibility. Harnessing the elements for energy is not new, but the latest technological experiments in energy from the ocean may prove to be the most economical. Not only that, it may be more accessible than solar energy...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Desertification, mostly from anthropogenic causes, has been of monumental proportions in China. The estimates are that the vast amounts of desertification are producing dust storms that can cover the capital, Beijing, within a few years. Currently, the Spring monsoons create dust storms that attack Beijing...
By: Cilissa
There are many ways reptiles reproduce. Weather you've seen their young in the wild or captivity. You may have never heard of some of the interesting facts gathered here. Check this out:There are three very different ways they are made.Virgin GeckosIn the Pacific Islands...
Water supply: Sustainable farming practices
By: Wendy R.
Sustainable farming practices or sustainable agriculture refers to the ability to produce endless amounts of food without hurting the environment, or ecosystems. This practice needs to have a balance between agriculture, the environment, economics, animals and people. It is also important to be able to...
By: Elton Gahr
The population explosion of the 20th century has dramatically increased the need for both food and water. The farming practices which were in large part responsible for this growth have supplied sufficient food so far but they are nearing their limit. There is considerable evidence...

 

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