Will Great Rivers Die
By: E.M.Robinson
Some of the world's great rivers are at-risk of dying. Sixty percent of the world's largest rivers are already experienced the severe environmental impact of the construction of dams, canals, and irrigation systems. These structures have contributed to freshwater biodiversity in rivers worldwide.Often these...
By: Malvika Bose
Venus is too hot and Mars is freezing cold. Earth is just right. Have you ever wondered why? Yes Earth is just at the right distance from the sun but there is one major factor, which has created and sustained life on earth. It is...
By: Andrea Brunais
Thousands of tourists populate Florida's beaches year-round, enjoying the chance to swim, collect shells or admire sunsets. Sea turtles deserve to be top-of-the mind in our thoughts as well, especially during nesting season.The turtles begin nesting in spring. Hatchings continue through November. Light coming...
Forest Thinning is Essential for Keeping Forests Healthy and People Safe
By: Josephine Polifroni
Deliberate thinning of forests is not necessary for forest health. Forests have their own mechanisms for growth and development that would be extremely difficult and expensive for people to replicate. The supposed necessity of forest thinning is an excuse to justify allowing logging companies to...
By: Robert Williscroft
Drought is becoming a way of life for many southwestern communities. They sing the refrain, "Water, water, everywhere but here...," as with covetous eyes they gaze at the Columbia River and its tributaries. Several are seriously proposing to divert some of this water southward...
By: sofia Sairally
Water is life. Without water, human life as well as plant and animal life will be banished from the surface of the earth. Having access to water is a key element in building a strong economy and fighting against poverty. However, everybody worldwide having access...
By: Victor Strange
"When will people worldwide have enough clean, safe water to drink?" We will have it when we as a people commit to cleaning up. And I do mean cleaning up our industrial practices at the corporate and transnational level. When the governments of superpower...
By: Lucie Shores
Just as its first foreign inhabitants, the natural features of Australia are both famous and infamous. From the lush coastal inlets where prisoners first landed, through thousands of miles of outback, over half the continent is preserved in desolation. Larger than Europe, about half of...
By: Rex Trulove
The ways that reptiles reproduce can be keys to species recognition, since there are some interesting variations that are worth looking at in more detail.All reptiles reproduce sexually, as do every other member of the vertebrates. However, there are often courtship behaviors and rituals...
By: Mark Walker
By any measure, Australia is one of the world's wealthiest countries in mineral and fuel resources. Mining contributes around 5.6% to Australia's gross domestic product, and minerals make up 35% of Australia's exports. Within its lands lie the world's largest zinc, lead, nickel, uranium...

 

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