Major causes of water pollution
By: Ines Peros
Water is the main source of human and animal life survival and is dependant on a source of clean drinkable water. People can survive for weeks without food, but even one day without water can cause dehydration and even death. Optimum health requires a human...
The types of corals that form coral reefs
By: Sean Badrick
Coral reefs are found in tropical oceans near the equator and are seen as vastly important marvels of the ecological world. Coral reefs are estimated to cover 300,000 square kilometres, with the largest contingency of reefs found in the Indo-Pacific region, accounting for...
What is a coral reef ecosystem?
By: Wendy R.
A Coral Reef Ecosystem is a group of diverse species living together in a particular environment. Initially the sun is used for an energy source for this system, but the presence of different plants and animals allows for the use of photosynthesis as an energy...
Shale oil: Pros and cons
By: Luke Dearden
The United State of America contains major deposits of oil shale, which is a promising resource. Oil shale is a type of fine grained sedimentary rock that is crucial to the current energy problem. Technically speaking, this sedimentary rock contains large amounts of kerogen...
An overview of green energy possibilities from the ocean
By: Jacqueline Trovato
The Wave of the Future With 70 percent of the earth's surface covered by water, it is certainly feasible that flowing water should be a good source of alternative energy. Energy can be produced by strategically locating turbine engines in the path of strong water...
The wildlife of Heron Island
By: M E Skeel
Heron Island is a member of a group of islands known as the Capricornia Cays that lie 70 km offshore of the city of Gladstone, Queensland on the Tropic of Capricorn and are part of the Great Barrier Reef. These islands are coral cays...
Particulate pollution explained
By: Joseph Malek
As we all know, atoms and molecules are particles, no matter how small they might be. So too, protons neutron and electrons are particles. They are the building blocks of the three states of matter that exists within our Universe. Those three kinds of...
Causes of noise pollution
By: Joseph Malek
How many times were you at home or at work when suddenly you heard the sound of the siren of some kind of an emergency vehicle? It could have been a police car, ambulance, or a fire truck. Then again, that sound or sounds could...
Global warming: Cause and effect
By: Cody Keeble
Global warming, like so many other things in today's topic list, is controversial. People go both ways saying it is and isn't true. Then once you've been convinced either way the debate gets deeper. If you choose to believe it then you have to listen...
By: Heather Fiege
One of nature's most beautiful sights and known as a living museum that holds thousands of years of marine history is the coral reef. But what exactly is a Coral Reef? Having been formed more than 50 million years ago the Coral Reef Ecosystem that...

 

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