By: Bruce Tyson
Forests around the world have found new hope from an unlikely source: lasers. An emerging system for measuring carbon on the forest floor called Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) uses the latest in laser technology as a precise tool that will support global efforts to...
Book reviews: The Little Ice Age, by Brian Fagan
By: Roy Blokker
How much does climate change affect the course of human history? With the issue of Global Warming on everyone’s mind, this is a highly pertinent question. In his book, “The Littlie Ice Age,” Brian Fagan attempts to provide a logical, science-based answer...
By: Nick Ford
The forests of Northern Europe, Russia, Canada and the northern United States are often referred to as the coniferous forests biome. Biomes are geographically distinct regions which have distinct climates, floras and faunas. The coniferous forests of Northern Europe, Russia, Canada and the northern United...
By: Lenna Gonya
Coniferous forests are found in both the northern and southern regions of the world. Northern coniferous forests are located just below the tundra, and are called taiga. Vegetation there consists primarily of conifers, or those trees that bear needles and cones, such as pine, fir...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It is not difficult for any regulatory or investigative agency to find something lacking in nuclear safety and security. The field is fraught with human error, bad policy, problematic decision making, technical issues, new science, budget constraints and even wrongdoing. But the nuclear surety and...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Science-dictionary.com defines the coniferous forest as "an area of wooded land consisting of more than 75% conifers (trees like pines and firs)". These forests cover huge areas in the northern hemisphere. In fact the coniferous forests are the largest land biome of the world...
Putting waste materials to work: plastics from chicken feathers
By: Carol Smock
Using waste materials to create useful and biodegradable products has long been a goal of researchers and environmentalists. One such product is plastic, which is usually made from petroleum. In the US, about one hundred billion pounds of plastic is used each year. When fossil...
By: Dee Bee
Chicken feathers are waste products and are normally thrown out. They are inexpensive, abundant and readily available in all countries that eat poultry. There are over three billion pounds of chicken feathers thrown out just in the United States. Feathers are processed to make animal...
Putting waste materials to work: plastics from chicken feathers
By: Effie Moore Salem
Futuristic environmental efforts demand that as many waste products as possible be reused. Chicken feathers is one such resource that is being reused. Plastics from chicken feathers are a new patented invention, but chicken feathers in some form or another have always been used by...
Different types of environmental conservation
By: Rigoberto Ochoa
Due to human impact on the planet, environmental conservation has become a necessary step in order to help maintain the planets diverse and beautiful ecological worth. There have been many different kinds of efforts from various groups of people in an attempt to make a...

 

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