By: Elizabeth M Young
Home wind energy offers a lot of opportunities for those who have at least an acre of land and the money to harvest the power of the wind. In regions and locations that have enough wind to make the investment worthwhile, there are a couple...
By: Colette Georgii
There are environmentally safe ways to clean up oil spills. Today it is vitally important to not endanger coral reefs, fishing communities, sea birds, and other marine life that depend on ocean water for their survival. Also when oil spills reach land the oil destroys...
By: Colette Georgii
Environmental consequences are already occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. British Petroleum (BP) has endeavored to clean up the oil and to stop the leak but so far the leak has not been stopped and according to estimates oil is leaking at a rate of...
Should oil drilling be allowed in the Arctic Ocean?
By: D. Vogt
Contemporary society's growing thirst for oil, coupled with the full development and exploitation of the more easily available sources of oil (such as Middle Eastern oil), mean that Western nations have been steadily pushing farther and farther into previously prohibitively hostile environments in the search...
Difference between a glacier and iceberg
By: D. Vogt
The essential difference between glaciers and icebergs is that a glacier is a (relatively) permanent ice formation on land, while an iceberg is a comparatively short-lived free-floating body of ice on an ocean or, potentially, a sea or large lake. Icebergs are typically formed where...
By: Colette Georgii
Future catastrophic oil spills need to be eliminated due to the drastic effects oil spills can have on the environment and people working in the oil industry; and people who's lifestyles depend on the sea for survival and on the land that provides fresh drinking...
What is a Malthusian catastrophe?
By: D. Vogt
A Malthusian catastrophe is an event which results from a period of unchecked population growth, according to the theory of overpopulation advanced by Enlightenment demographer Thomas Robert Malthus (and subsequently applied to "peak oil" and other conceptually similar subjects). According to Malthus, a population grows...
Cellphone radiation may be killing bees
By: D. Vogt
Since 2006, beekeepers in Europe and North America have been reporting unusually large numbers of honeybee colony deaths. A large bee die-off is of great ecological concern because of the continued dependence of farming on bees to pollinate certain major crops. For this reason, the...
Crop rotation and ecological farming
By: D. Vogt
Crop rotation is one of the oldest, simplest, and most effective non-chemical methods of preventing soil exhaustion or pest or chemical buildup due to agriculture. For this reason it is a popular tool in the ecological and organic farming movements, which attempt to reduce reliance...
Dutch elm disease described
By: D. Vogt
Dutch elm disease (sometimes known by its rather morbid acronym, DED) is a fatal elm tree disease caused by the fungus Ophiostoma. Its name refers to its discovery in Holland during the 1920s, not to the particular types of elm diseases which can be affected...

 

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