The visible signs of a pine beetle infestation
By: Barbara Stanley
The Southern Pine Beetle, smaller than a grain of rice, destroyed over 14,000 acres of pines in New Jersey in 12 months. Signature pine forests from New Mexico to British Columbia have been wiped out by the pine beetle. Montana lost 1,000,000...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
According to scientists, the planet earth encounters cyclical cold extremes, which we have come to know as ‘ice ages’. In the 1920s, a mathematician named Milutin Milankovitch postulated a theory to describe this phenomenon based on several factors which later became known as &lsquo...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Climate change can have a great impact on biodiversity (plant and animal species). Species have learned to adapt to changes in their environment for millions of years, and a drastic change in their environment would require more rapid adaptations than in the past. The less...
How to be landfill friendly
By: Rex Trulove
In the US alone, many millions of tons of garbage ends up in regulated landfills. The amount of refuse that ends up being burned or put into unregulated landfills accounts for an untold additional amount. In a time when people are becoming increasingly green-aware, this...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
Rain forests occupy an alarmingly low percentage; approximately 6 percent, of the world’s surface, as a result of human activity. Rain forests in the tropics make the most of that percentage, but are uniquely distinct from other rain forests. This article explores the facts...
By: Guiding Star
Biomes are large areas of the world where similar kinds of plants, animals and other living creatures adapt to their environment and climatic conditions. A biome is made of ecosystems. An ecosystem consists of biotic population interacting with their abiotic milieu, to form a system...
By: Litsa Podaras
Ecosystems are plant and animal communities which live and thrive dependent on each other and the climate that supports them. Climate change affects ecosystems in ways that ecologists have been warning about for decades (since the late ‘60s to be exact) and even in...
By: Cherylyne Saylor-Paul
Effects of Oil Drilling in Alaska When one begins thinking of oil drilling within the United States it almost always goes to Alaska with the exception of the gulf of Texas, Texas itself, California or along its coast and a few other places. There is...
By: Jennifer Bridges
Considering how well-established the Merriam’s wild turkey is in modern Montana, most people wouldn’t think of this bird as an exotic species. However, before the mid-1950s, there were no wild turkeys to be found in the state. In her guide to the Merriam&rsquo...
Why CO2 can't be the cause of global climate change
By: Rex Trulove
Not many people dispute the belief that the global climate is changing, though there is some disagreement about whether there is a warming trend, cooling trend or if the climate is simply shifting. Along with this belief, many theories have been put forth to explain...

 

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