How the struggle for water drives regional rivalry
By: Gary Betts
Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton remarked in Niagara Falls on June 13,2009, "We have to update it (The Canada-U.S. Boundary Water Treaty) to reflect new knowledge, new technologies and, unfortunately, new threats." The Canada-U.S. Boundary Water Treaty (BWT) was ratified by...
Why wind power cannot replace nuclear power
By: Rand E Oertle
The fundamental difference between wind power and nuclear power may not be what you think. It's storage. As of yet, science has not developed a storage system for wind created energy. The prospect of massive storage systems necessary to store and provide at peak-hour usage...
Biological and biotechnical agriculture
By: Brian Troyer
Genetically Engineered for Failure As the 21st century opens before us, new technologies pave the way to a bright, exciting future. Virtual reality, holograms, laser technology, and nanotechnology each promise to improve living for billions of people all across the globe. It's too bad...
What are the causes of mass extinction
By: Emily Boucher
A mass extinction event is happening at this very moment. Has been happening, in fact, since Homo sapiens decided to walk out of Oduvai Gorge and spread across every habitable land surface on the planet. From our merciless treatment of habitat, to the chemicals flowing...
What greenhouse gases are
By: Rex Trulove
With the growing concern over the climate and our environment, understanding what green house gases are becomes more important than ever. There is a problem with this, though. There are many definitions, some technical and others in layman's terms. Some are specific and others aren't...
Terrestrial and aquatic biomes explained
By: Gillian Taber
What is a biome? It isn't a term that is used everyday for most of us and explaining its meaning is the best place to begin. A biome is describes a large area containing certain types of plants and animals. How these plants and...
What is an abyssal zone biome?
By: S-C Sterner
A biome is a defined geographical area where plants and animals have adapted to live in the specific type of environment that area presents. The climate and the geography determine what type of biome can exist in a certain region. An abyssal zone biome is...
Grassland biomes: Locations and differences
By: Frances Stanford
Grassland biomes are exactly as the name states - large areas of grass. However, the type of grass and the animals and insects that inhabit this type of biome depends on the location and the climate, which means that there are several types of grassland...
Grassland biomes described
By: Gillian Taber
A grassland biome is defined by its title. These are areas where grass is the predominant factor, rather than trees. Prairies and savannah are typical examples of grassland biomes. They are mostly populated by grazing animals, and many such areas are used for cultivation. Grasslands...
By: Tracie Boardman
Conservation and water reuse is needed to save our fresh water supply. Our planet is three-fourths water, so we often forget that the water resources of our planet are limited. While the supply of water may seem abundant, only seven percent of the world's water...

 

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