By: Ian Farquharson
America has many state parks to offer those that enjoy the outdoor life and the majority of these parks offer the standard outdoor activities of hiking, camping and trekking. While these are great activities, if you are looking for a state park that is a...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Solar energy is an enticing alternative in the energy wars of today. Developed countries have urban areas that are energy dependent for everything from elevators to street lights. A power outage in a major urban area can bring an entire region to a standstill, since...
Scotland Beaver
By: Sammy Stein
When discussing the re-introduction of beavers to Scotland we must remember we are talking about the European beaver (Castor fibre) here, not the American variety. European beavers are larger, nocturnal and not genetically compatible to the American beaver so can be considered truly a different...
How to build a green home
By: Cate Ferguson
When you are considering green home building or renovating and remodelling it can sometimes be difficult to know just where to begin. A good place to start, is to do a bit of a brainstorming exercise. This will help you get a lot clearer on...
An introduction to energy flow in ecosystems
By: Anna Moncrief
The flow of energy can be modeled in several simple ways. However, in order to discuss these models, we first have to look at some underlying concepts. Let’s look first at the laws of thermodynamics. These are three rules that explain the movement and...
By: Darian Peters
Parasitism and symbiosis are related biological concepts but they are not to be confused as the relationship between the organisms involved is importantly different. It is the difference between exploitation and cooperation. Parasitism is one organism making use of another. Whilst symbiosis involves organisms working...
Energy-saving tips
By: Christyl Rivers
The best tips to save energy, just like the best tips to stay fit, are life-style changes. It is our habits and our programmed psychological barriers that keep us from aligning ourselves with nature. Meanwhile our natural affinity to preserve Earth, and ourselves, tells us...
Where have all the honeybees gone?
By: Jared Robbins
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of bees? Most people would probably associate "bees" with "getting stung." Anybody who has been stung before knows how painful the experience can be, so, one can understand that there would be...
Energy breakthrough: Device harnesses solar power to make liquid fuel
By: Terrence Aym
In an amazing technological leap ahead, a team of brilliant scientists from the US and Switzerland joined forces to construct the prototype for a wondrous machine that captures the sun's energy and converts it to usable liquid fuels.For most of the last century, researchers...
What is biological control?
By: Jesse Cooper
The idea behind biological control is to recruit soldier organisms to wage war against other undesirable organisms. Many organisms may be employed to fight the battle; among them are these easily accessible and popular organisms: Bacillus thuringensis, Bacillus popillae, pheromones, and hormones. Bacillus thuringensis (BT)...

 

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