By: M E Skeel
The tundra biome is located in a circle around the frozen arctic ice sheet that extends from the north pole to the edges of the continentental masses at the top of the world. If the earth was the head of a monk, the ice is...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Fran Moriarty
Lack of rain over a few days can dry up flower beds or brown lawns. As a dry spell increases, water levels drop and temporary restricts may be needed to avoid water shortages. Sometimes the dry spell may last beyond the flower bed dying off...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Bozena Hartley
Drought is a natural hazard that doesn't come suddenly, like floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters. It starts slowly, as a result of climate changes and human actions (deforestation, soil erosion due to poor farming practices, excessive irrigation) and evolves over a period of...
By: Bengal Hotdog
Computer science has enabled scientists to develop a mathematical method to predict and estimate the effects of wildfires just like they can measure, understand, estimate, and predict normal weather and natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.Wildfire modeling is a computer simulation that...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Gene Denardo
Electricity is a direct result of electromagnetism, which is considered one of the four fundamentals forces in nature, so I don't think we are ever going to find an "alternative" to it. But, there are various ways in which we produce electricity and there are...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Josephine Polifroni
Drought mitigation strategies have a great advantage in comparison to many other disaster minimizing strategies in that severe droughts develop over long periods of time. Because of this slow onset the effects of drought can be lessened through mitigation and preparedness.In areas where yearly...
What is wildfire modeling?
By: Perry McCarney
Fire is a commonly used tool in the agriculture industry worldwide. It is a highly effective way of removing the majority of plant cover from a specific region. We have all heard of the environmentally detrimental, slash and burn practices used to clear large tracts...
What are brown clouds?
By: Denise Calaman
In a United Nations report, atmospheric brown clouds are described as one of the greatest threats to environmental health and the worldwide food supply. Brown clouds also have a huge negative effect on overall human health as well. Atmospheric brown clouds are persistent, moving air...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Bozena Hartley
Water is one of the main resources, without which there would be no life on Earth. No one thinks about water, until it becomes scarce. There are several areas around the world known for centuries for their water shortages, like the African and Asian deserts...
How plants interact in rainforests
By: James Johnson
Just like people and animals, plants throughout the world all interact with each other in various ways. Some produce specific nutrients needed by others, some provide support, some provide protection. Many compete with each other and some even prey upon other plants. While many of...

 

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