By: Janet Grischy
An aquifer is an underground layer of rock or gravel that is capable of holding water and supplying it to wells or springs. An aquifer may be a small strip supplying one or two mountain pools that go unnoticed except in spring, or it may...
Yellow dragon disease described
By: Denise Calaman
The state of Florida is facing a serious threat to its citrus crop, one that could potentially wipe out its entire citrus industry. The threat is called, Yellow Dragon disease, more commonly known as citrus greening. If more research isn't done and a cure found...
Dutch elm disease described
By: B. Stone
Dutch elm disease (DED) is a fungal disease that attacks almost all species of elm trees. It is spread by the elm bark beetle, which carries the fungus from infected trees to healthy trees. DED is thought to have originated in Asia, where most of...
By: Annie M Manzi
The importance of ground water is immeasurable. Ground water is a great source of good quality water used for drinking and irrigation worldwide. It is the future source of clean water supply for future generations of people. New technology to bring up groundwater reserves will...
By: Denise Calaman
Something is happening in Florida's orange groves these days and it could prove to be disastrous for Florida's citrus industry possibly ending the state's production of citrus fruits altogether. Florida citrus groves are now host to an unwelcome visitor called the citrus pysllid. Citrus...
Global warming: Cause and effect
By: Robert Moss
Green House Gas Emissions and Global Warming:The global effect from Human activities, including the burning of fossil fuels, increased farming, and deforestation, is leading to an increase in the three main greenhouse gases that are present within the Earths atmosphere. These are Carbon Dioxide (CO2)...
How the emerald ash beetle came to America
By: Denise Calaman
The emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, a small metallic beetle, native to Asia is a new pest to American soil, threatening to wipe out the entire North American population of ash trees. Scientists believe that the emerald ash borer arrived in the US in 2002...
The difference between shale oil and crude oil
By: B. Stone
Both shale oil and crude oil are a source of the same chemical compounds that are burned to create energy - hydrocarbons. The difference is that crude oil, also known as petroleum, is already in its ready form, while shale oil has to be extracted...
By: Mary Tyrer
Particulate pollution is a term used to sum up all forms of pollution. Pollution comes naturally from volcanoes, forest fires, dust storms, and even ocean spray. Particulate pollution is simply a term which refers to tiny particles of matter in gaseous or liquid form floating...
By: Rex Trulove
Some might be amazed that the devastation of a forest fire could actually help ecosystems and forests, yet the fires really do in many ways. To understand, it is necessary to look at the bigger picture and look at the whole instead of just the...

 

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