Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Frances Stanford
Drought results in diminished water supplies for people, plants and animals. Water is one of the essentials of life. People need drinking water and plants and animals need water in order to grow and thrive. The water on the earth's surface comes from the precipitation...
By: M E Skeel
A coral reef is an ecosystem, not a single plant or animal, and it has as its members both plants and animals. Unlike most ecosystems the plants are almost invisible, being mostly single celled and symbioticalgae, living inside the coral polyps. Coral polyps look like...
By: M E Skeel
A biome is a major biotic community consisting of different ecosystems in different parts of the world which share common characteristics. A good example is the desert biome. This biome is characterised by low rainfall and there are deserts in all parts of the world...
By: Gerald Drueppel
Gaia's Ghost Let us consider the word environment. In this context it undoubtedly means global environment. But is that concise enough? I myself would have difficulty in assessing the concept of a global environment but feel that it would be necessary to also consider any...
By: Rick Bavera
Drought Mitigation Strategies: Lessening Droughts' Impacts Drought can occur almost anywhere. Drought is less rainfall than is normal in an area over a period of several months or years. Places which have low normal rainfall have more experience in dealing with conditions of little water...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Fran Moriarty
Tales of prolonged drought have filled recorded history. Drought was known in ancient Egypt. Examination of tree rings from petrified trees indicate drought before recorded history. Droughts have been a regular event in earth's long history. The natural events that lead up to drought are...
By: Thom W. Conroy
At some inopportune time in everyone's life there is an intrusion upon the ability to peacefully go about daily life, more succinctly termed as noise pollution. Noise pollution is the basic forceful impression of extreme sound, and can be attributed to dozens of annoying causes...
By: M E Skeel
Having studied one small rainforest community for over twenty years,I would have to say that rainforest ecology cannot yet be explained beyond the most basic essentials. We still have so much to learn about rainforest ecosystems and they are being cut down at such...
What is wildfire modeling?
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
Wildfires are uncontrolled fires in the wilderness and forests, that can create widespread destruction and havoc because of their ability to jump gaps, rivers and firebreaks. In recent years, wildfires have become issues of national concern due to the extensive damage caused in urban areas...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
The environmental consequences of prolonged droughts are many and spread over a long period of time.Their increased frequency and intensity in the recent years, has posed a threat to mankind and economy. Especially so, in regions where droughts occur over prolonged periods. As the...

 

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