Why sustainable agriculture is important in today's world
By: Perry McCarney
Sustainable agriculture is a broadbased concept rather than a specific methodology. It encompasses agricultural management practices and philosophies, the sociodynamics of rural communities, our greater understanding of ecology, increased public environmental and food quality concerns, advances in agricultural methods and technology, and the growing recognition...
The importance of organically grown food
By: Anonymous124
Although there is still a lot of confusion about organically grown produce as compared to conventionally grown, organic produce is now commonly found in mainstream supermarkets and I find it necessary to state my own opinions as to why organically grown produce is better for...
By: Fauzziah Fo
What's most inspiring about "Earth in the Balance" is who wrote it. It's a big deal, after all, that a sitting senator was willing to write, "We must make the rescue of the environment the central organizing principle for civilization." And that's not all...
By: Pamela Kay
Agrilus planipennis, better known as the highly destructive, emerald ash beetle of Asian origin, was first discovered in the United States in June of 2002 in southeastern Michigan, but scientists believe this destructive insect arrived in North America long before this; as early as the...
By: Michael Totten
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive insect species that is threatening to wipe out all the ash trees of North America in the same way as the elm trees once fell victim to Dutch elm disease. Susceptible species are the white ash...
By: Michael Totten
The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive insect species which was brought to North America in 2002. Since it has no natural predators capable of controlling it in North America, it is now threatening to wipe out all its ash trees in the...
Sustainable agriculture explained
By: Imogen French
What do we mean by sustainable agriculture? In its simplest form a sustainable system is one where output is equal to input, the system is in balance, and can continue in this manner indefinitely. In agriculture this means that you need to put back into...
Why is groundwater important?
By: Vladimir Padilla
Groundwater is important globally for human consumption, and changes in quality can have serious consequences. It is also important to sustain habitats and to maintain the quality of base flow that feeds the rivers. The chemical composition of groundwater is a measure of its suitability...
By: Morgan Carlson
Since the discovery of a few of its fragmented fossil bones and teeth in 1822 the Iguanodon has undergone many controversies on how not only the animal in question looked, but its habits, social life, and posture. From the first mistaken placement of its thumb...
Why is groundwater important?
By: Cynthia Ruff
Groundwater is a natural resource that is derived from rain, snow (i.e., precipitation). It can be found in cracks, spaces and layers of soil, sand, and rock. These layers are defined as aquifers (i.e., underground geological water systems) and could be deep or...

 

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