By: Rebecca Schlofner
“The question now at issue, whether the living species are connected with the extinct by a common bond of descent, will best be cleared up by devoting ourselves to the study of the actual state of the living world, and to those monuments of...
Earth's five major extinctions
By: Joseph Sarpy
Extinction takes place when a species of animals or plants can no longer adapt to the changes in the Earth. Rather than just one problem there are many combinations and interactions of different situations that cause extinction to come about. If the birth rate is...
Why mature forests aren't as bio-diverse as young forests
By: Reynold Conger
We tend to think older is better, but often do not define what we mean by better. There are those ecologists who put great importance on biodiversity. Thus it is understandable they may assume mature forests are better and thus more bio diverse because of...
How could refuse landfills be used to produce gas for energy?
By: Aaron Nelson
Each day, the average person generates 4.6 pounds of trash per day in the United States. That's approximately 230 million tons of waste products being sent to be buried in landfills or incinerated. Less than one-quarter is recycled. In addition to taking up space...
By: Janet Grischy
East of Palo Alto, the college town associated with Stanford and Silicon Valley, is Byxbee Park, a post-modern park built on bay fill, on compacted garbage. The park makes no attempt to disguise its origins, though the garbage is sealed away. Among its many examples...
By: Francis Harris
Scotland is home to many ancient agricultural traditions from whiskey making to crofting; sheep farming to deer hunting. Isolated in the far north of the United Kingdom, comprising over 700 islands Scotland's conditions give farmers many challenges. The European Union recognizes over 85% of Scotland...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When it comes to environmental science, assessing pollution seems to be one of the main research areas at present, simply because of the growing impact it has on the living organisms including the human beings. Although humans are able to tolerate environmental pollution to a...
By: Venkat Ramakrishnan
Since the formation of the earth around 4.5 billion years ago, it's climate has undergone vast changes due to the constant evolution of its physical elements like its landmasses (continents) and oceans, changes in the levels of greenhouse gases contained within its dense atmosphere...
By: Malvika Bose
Swamp gas or marsh gas has been known by many names throughout the ages. The fascination was not with the gas but with the lights they produced. Travellers, campers and hunters generated innumerable stories over the eerie burning light often seen over swamps. English folklore...
Northern spotted owls: Key species of the old growth forest
By: Christa Banchs
Northern Spotted Owl: Key species of the Old Growth Forest Let’s start by defining what an old growth forest is. An old growth forest is a forest with large trees, and standing dead trees(also called standing snags-(Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-growth_forest). The Northern Spotted Owl...

 

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