By: Perry McCarney
There are several factors threatening the continued existence of polar bears in the wild. The most vaunted of these currently is the threat of habitat reduction due to climate change resulting from global warming. Whether this is actually the most serious threat is debatable. If...
Going green at Christmas: Should you have a real or artificial tree?
By: Christyl Rivers
To decide whether a living, cut or artificial tree to celebrate evergreen hope at Christmas is not as easy as it once was. Considerations should be made as to how far a tree must travel, whether it is grown sustainably, how it will be recycled...
By: J.F. Howard
A generation ago the poet-singer Bob Dylan wrote in one of his lyrics that "theanswer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind." He wasn't singing about the electric power industry (thankfully), yet he may have been more...
By: Sarah Morse
The yurt has transformed much from its origins with the Mongolian nomads 2000 years ago to a source of sustainable living in the western world today. Once a portable, wood lattice framed, felt covered dwelling, you can now buy yurts online or find directions for...
Environmental crime explained
By: Sarah Morse
Environmental crime is a relatively new phrase that has been thrown around without any strict meaning attached to it. Some define it as any degradation of the environment, which would make every single one of us environmental criminals. The more realistic definition is any negligent...
By: Anne StClair
Bird flu ravaged the world in 1918 when the epidemic (known then as the Spanish flu) spread from its origin in the US to countries throughout the world in only months. It claimed the lives of millions of people. Nobody knows exactly how many died...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
No human beings could not survive without any vegetation on Earth. There are two basic ecological reasons for this: 1. plants provide us with oxygen, 2. plants are at the base of all food chains.1. Ecologically, plants (flora) and animals (fauna) are interrelated in...
Necessity for Elephant Population Control in Kruger National Park
By: margaret hillcroft
It would have been a wonderful thing indeed if human society had developed in a way which embraced the needs of the natural world of which it is a part. It is lamentable that the arrival of the industrial age brought with it an insatiable...
What causes the most forest fires in the western U. S.?
By: Rex Trulove
The United States Forest Service, National Park Service, and State Forestry services have been studying and keeping records of the fires and their causes for a very long time now. The idea has been to constantly find improved ways to prevent fires or to contain...
By: Brian Hurren
one way to create free power is to connect up a couple of extra car batteries to you car alternator. Say for example a couple of 40 ah batteries should do, deep cycle marine batteries are even better. from two 40 ah batteries in parallel...

 

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