Why is groundwater important?
By: Krista Terebessy
The majority of fresh water flowing from the taps in the US, and the rest of the world, is derived from groundwater. Wide, flat stretches of porous, sandy material that lie in layers under the ground, are called aquifers if they also contain water. Hydrogeologists...
Shale oil: Pros and cons
By: Richard Loyd
Bits of InformationShale Oil: Contains kerogen a solid mixture of chemicalsHow it's converted too oil?A process called "pyrolysis" can convert this kerogen in the shale oil material into synthetic crude oil. Also it can be burned directly too low grade fuel. It was gained...
By: Pamela Kay
While it is true that corporate farming brings food more cheaply to our table, the cost to our environment by some of their farming methods far outweighs any savings we may enjoy. This brief look at how corporate farming impacts the environment explores the practice...
Ecological aspects of the Yellowstone forest fire
By: Mary Tyrer
Ecologists who study the forest fires of Yellowstone National Forest have discovered the most populous tree that grows in the forest is the lodgepole pine. Through a process known as carbon dating, which is studying older trees and discovering how often large forest fires have...
How the emerald ash borer beetle affects the ash tree
By: B. Stone
The emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) migrated to North America in 2002. Since then this exotic, metallic-green beetle has been decimating ash trees throughout the United States and Canada. This beetle species is native to Asia and eastern Russia as well as parts of Japan...
How corporate farming impacts the environment
By: Caroline Tigeress
Corporate farming, at times known as agribusiness, has had a profound effect on not only the way we eat as human beings, but on the very concept as to how we look at the food. When we use the word farm, we like to think...
How we can stop the melting of Greenland's glaciers
By: Vims
The melting of the Greenland Glaciers is not something which has happened all of a sudden, it is a problem which has been increasingly been ignored up to a point where ecologists and responsible government leaders are crying for help on this problem. The glaciers...
Why sustainable agriculture is important in today's world
By: Seth Callen
Sustainable agriculture is an integrated method of farming and ranching that has become a very important part of helping the environment in a socially and economically responsible manner. Today, more than ever, there is a fundamental movement toward spending less, eating healthier and reducing one's...
How the emerald ash borer beetle affects the ash tree
By: Krista Terebessy
Millions of ash trees in North America are dying due to the infestation of the invasive emerald ash borer beetle. As its name suggests, the beetle bores through the bark of the ash tree, leaving a tell-tale D shaped hole, and consumes the tree from...
The effects of climate change on the ash tree
By: H.M. Guffey
Baseball players, stock up on your wooden bats, especially those of the ash variety. In a few years, maple bats may be the only option you have. A bat factory in northwestern Pennsylvania has drawn up a three to five year emergency plan if the...

 

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