By: Daisy Sue
Milkweed is a plant that many gardeners consider to be a pest. It grows quite tall and is not very pretty. Also, it spreads quickly and crowds out other plants. Milkweed gets its name from the milky juice that it produces. This juice contains alkaloids...
By: Michael Totten
Back in the 1940s, DDT was considered a miracle chemical. For the first time, mankind seemed to be winning the war against malaria, and it seemed that even insect-caused crop failures would soon be a thing of the past. Paul Muller, the chemist who had...
What is a sustainable environment?
By: Christyl Rivers
A sustainable environment is one where resources are conserved effectively. There are three simple rules to optimize sustainability. Most animals and plants co evolved toward a balance that keeps an immense amount of bio diversity interacting within an environment. What makes it sustainable, is that...
By: Maria C Collins
Few people realize how important glaciers are to the planet. They may not understand exactly what glaciers are or how they form. Glaciers are essentially huge masses of ice, on land or floating on the sea near to land. Glaciers are not static but they...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The losses of honey bee populations continue to rise all across the United States. Diseases from pesticides are thought to be one of the causes. Honey bees are very essential for pollination of many plants, fruits and vegetables. Billions of honey bees are just disappearing...
What is a sustainable environment?
By: C.M. Tucker
A bio-dome is a closed ecosystem example of what a sustainable environment is. The rest of the world mostly lives in an open ecosystem that is subject to all forms of abuse, manipulation and neglect. Our level of use is currently much larger than the...
The ecological zones and wildlife of Mount Kilimanjaro
By: Dyan Dalao
The highest mountain in Africa, which is also one of the largest extinct volcanoes in the world, can be found in Tanzania. At 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) and with no range of peaks bounding it at any of its point or line, Mount...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Jim Gressel
The call for renewable options for energy has become ever more imperative each and every day. We need to act right now on fine tuning our best alternative sources to avert the impending problems we will surely have regarding energy supplies. One of the most...
By: Joseph Sarpy
The earth is a planet and not an ecosystem but the earth is home to many ecosystems. These ecosystems are where plants and animals interact to create living environments called communities. The ecosystem you should most care about is you. The human body is a...
Earth's five major extinctions
By: Steven Harrison
The Meaning of extinction is the sharp decrease in the diversity and abundance of life. Throughout history there have been numerous extinctions that include many different species of life. Anything can be made extinct, plants, animals and humans alike. All this takes is something to...

 

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