How hurricanes are named
By: Barbara J Power
To Name a HurricaneKatrina, Rita, Andrew, Dean, Inez, Wilma. Simple, familiar names forever linked to the formidable strength and utter devastation of hurricanes.The word hurricane is derived from "Hurakan," who was the Mayan creation god of storms and floods. Hurricane is the designated...
Countries with expanding forest coverage
By: James Johnson
Everybody hears about the vanishing South American rain forests and the creation of wastelands as wood is cut up and used for charcoal in Africa. But are there any countries with expanding forest coverage? Any places where the woods are not only not being cut...
Endangered short nosed suckers: Environmental mismanagement
By: Rex Trulove
The short nosed sucker or Klamath mullet is being mismanaged into extinction. The reasons for this aren't hard to understand, and the solutions aren't much more difficult to figure out.To understand the mismanagement, though, it is first necessary to have some facts and history...
Why the end of the rainbow can't be found
By: Irrira Rikki
THE RAINBOW'S ENDAll the stories of the rainbow's end can be fun. Theories, interesting. Their explanations, a wonder. But the magic carries on. Truth is, whichever way they are seen, it is what you do not see, that is the most magical of all. That...
By: Gina Alfani
The main thing is to be prepared and don't panic. You will have plenty of time to get out of the hurricane path without undue stress and panic by being prepared and planning ahead of time. Keep in mind that material things can be replaced...
Forests Managed Forests Thinning Forests Ecosystems
By: COuellet
Forest thinning is a very deceptive practice which is primarily based on economics. It has nothing to do with the safety of people or property and everything to do with industry.The ecosystem of a forest is a wonderful and intricate design that sustains life...
Is Space Travel to Mars Dangerous
By: Tinghui Ng
Is space travel to the planet Mars too dangerous?Before answering this question, the most important issue here is to define "too dangerous". What do we mean by "too dangerous"? Do we mean that it will result in severe bodily damage to the astronaut? If...
Forestry 101
By: Lee Hall
Let me begin by saying that my intended field of study at the University was Forestry Management. But having said that it was forty five years ago and I've moved into other areas. The fight between conservationist and the Forestry Service have always been in...
Forest Thinning for Healthy Woodlands
By: Jonathan Clayton
Forest Thinning Is Essential For Healthy Forests I'm writing on the agree side of this debate for a couple of different reasons. Let me say for the record, this has absolutely nothing to do with allowing the timber industry to cut down more of our...
By: Caveat
Water has been an ever present problem in the USA. Many local wars were fought over water rights and its absence. For many years now the aquifer on which farmers relied for their crops and livelihoods has been failing to replenish itself. When one looks...

 

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