What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Ms Manu
The Harappa civilization flourished on the banks of the river Indus and the Egyptian on the banks of the river Nile. Similarly the civilizations of China, Incas, Mayans and many more, all existed on the banks of the river or a large water body...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
Rivers have been the source of many civilization of our planet . The rise and fall of some civilizations can be attributed to the major rivers like Nile, Amazon , and Indus rivers. Rivers have been the source of life for food , transportation and spiritual inspirations. in...
What can be done to lessen the effects of nonpoint source water pollution?
By: Andrew Benson
Non-point source pollutants (NPSP) do not have a specific single source to the environment, but instead come from many sources over large areas; perhaps on a global scale. Specifically regarding water pollution, typical examples given are nutrients and pesticides from agricultural or urban runoff. Other...
By: D. Victor
Also called fire rocks, igneous rocks are rocks formed by the cooling and solidification of molten rock either below or above the earth's surface. The root of the term "igneous" actually means fire- a derivative of Latin and Greek. Igneous rock is one of three...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: M. J. Joachim
Consequences of Redirecting the Flow of Rivers It's only water, or is it? What is water if not a source of life and sustainability in the world? We use it to care for our bodies in every way that you can think of, and...
By: Janet Grischy
It is in the papers yet again. Someone has died in the Mohave. This time, a mother and child took a weekend trip to the desert. They got lost and their car got stuck, and one of them died. In a horrifying reversal, the child...
By: Pamela Kay
If you've ever used a soup can for a pencil holder then you've upcycled because the main difference between upcycling and recycling is making something of equal or better value without downgrading the original material or creating more pollution during the process. For example the...
The loss of family farms explained
By: Freyda Tartak
Many people are getting on the local food bandwagon by selecting locally grown produce from the grocery store, buying from a farmer's market, taking the kids to a local farm for a fun-filled day, or enjoying a pick-your-own outing. Helping local farmers stay in business...
By: Morgan Carlson
Organic produce is cheaper than traditionally grown produce because it is natural and uses less chemical and genetic benefits found in modern growing methods. Due to the fact that there are less outside agents used in the growing process, there is less cost associated with...
By: Morgan Carlson
The correlation of water to energy, food supplies, and prices is explained through the general connection between them. Water by itself is a cost factor, and the lack of it makes that cost rise. However, water is also essential to the production of power and...

 

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