The importance of organically grown food
By: Mario Carini
Man has, through the centuries of his existence, always attempted to improve on Mother Nature, tampering with a system that has worked, fed and provided protection for animals and plant life for millions of years.While the addition of pesticides, herbicides, chemical treatments and irradiation...
By: Pamela Kay
As devastating as they often are, forest fires help ecosystems and forests to flourish and continue playing their role in the ever-changing symphony of nature. Without the aid of the fires, a forest would become an overgrown tangle of dead-fall with only the most persistent...
The endangered sea dragon described
By: Gary Duncan
Picture, if you will, a living, undulating mass of seaweed. It doesn't blend too well with the other masses of seaweed, far more green than this mass that seems to have broken off of the rest. It's far more ornate than your average watery plant...
By: Perry McCarney
The seven billion ash trees of North America are facing a very serious threat; already tens of millions have been killed. Unlike their Asian cousins, they have no biochemical defenses against the actions of the larvae (young) of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; given the common name...
By: Denise Calaman
As unique as it is ecologically diverse the New Jersey Pine Barrens or the Pinelands, is one of the most truly fascinating fragile ecosystems left in the world today. It has been labeled by the Nature Conservancy as "The Last Great Place". Located in southern...
How the emerald ash beetle came to America
By: Perry McCarney
Many of us look back on the travails and the heroic efforts of our ancestors to journey to their new homes, the countries of our birth, with admiration; legitimately so. Nevertheless, ever since people first traveled the ocean waves, they have not journeyed alone. Some...
By: Pamela Kay
In 2008, the world population reached a staggering 6.7 billion people and at the present rate of growth, we'll add eighty million more people each year. Sustainable agriculture is important in today's world if we are to provide food, water and homes to the...
How depletion of the Himalayan glaciers affects the environment
By: Nayab Naseer
The Himalayan glaciers are the largest store of freshwater outside the polar ice caps. These glaciers supply 303 million cubic feet of water to many major rivers of the world like Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mekong, Thanlwin, Irrawady, Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, on which more than...
Citrus greening disease: The effect on U.S. orange crops
By: B. Stone
Citrus Greening Disease has the US citrus industry terrified, and for good reason too. This bacterial infection threatens to obliterate entire groves of citrus, potentially wiping out the species altogether if left unchecked. Citrus Greening Disease is a bacterial disease first discovered in China in...
What are brown clouds?
By: Nayab Naseer
Brown clouds are giant brown layers of thick haze composed of pollutants like soot and other particles, hanging over much of Asia and Indian Ocean every year between January and March.The UNEP Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) first observed such a pollution layer during their...

 

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