What is the consequence of extensive logging in the boreal forests?
By: James Johnson
The boreal forests are those areas found north of the Arctic Circle and yet still below the tundra line. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica On-line dictionary, the area is characterized by "vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in regions that...
Alternative fuels
By: Cody Keeble
There are so many different sources of energy that could replace the gasoline and coal we use for almost everything. Alternative fuels are being looked at much more lately due to the increase in effects we have noticed that gasoline and coal are having on...
Why Greenland's glaciers are melting
By: James Johnson
Why are Greenland's glaciers melting? The simple answer is because the Earth is getting warmer. Why is the Earth Getting warmer? That is a subject of much controversy and debate! Ironically enough, the glaciers in the Arctic Region have been melting for centuries, just at...
Temperate and tropical rainforest differences
By: James Johnson
A tropical forest is any forest located between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer or approximately withing 1400 miles of the equator. When one passes out of the tropics, one enters what are referred to as temperate zones and those extend up...
Physical and behavioral adaptations of animals to their biomes
By: Frances Stanford
The survival of each species of animal on this earth depends on its ability to adapt to its environment to obtain food, to protect itself from predators and to reproduce. Therefore, any inherited characteristic that increases the efficiency of one or all of these necessities...
Where to find solar and wind power incentives in your state
By: Chad C. Payne Sr
Please review this document for a complete understanding of how to maximize and utilize the incentives for a commercial photovoltaic system in Tennessee. Total cost of the photovoltaic system $187,500.00 Tennessee Clean Energy Technology Grant $75,000.00 Balance $112,500.00 Business...
Why people should care about sustainability
By: James Dubreze
Imagine that all members of face book comprise the society of this country. And together we decided that we're going to climb this mountain that is known as perpetual debt. But remember that this mountain is not just a simple mountain, it's a majestic...
What are the drawbacks to solar power?
By: Cody Keeble
Solar power is seen as one of the biggest alternative energies available and ready for use today. Sadly that couldn't be farther from the truth. Even with new technologies and advances with existing ones solar power is not able to keep up with its competitors...
Why wind power cannot replace nuclear power
By: Cody Keeble
Wind power is an alternative energy that can only work under certain conditions. Nuclear power has more positive benefits that we would see if we were to increase use than wind power and has less negative things about it. Nuclear power is easier to make...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Morgan Carlson
While it is difficult to imagine life without electricity, often it is forgotten that there are other sources of energy besides just electrical. These alternatives to electrical energy have long existed before the advent of electricity and are still used today. Mechanical energy, radiation, heat...

 

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