How we can stop the melting of Greenland's glaciers
By: June Cheatwood
It's almost silent now. Once cows mooed and hoes thunked. Children played. The lonely wind, sighing through ruins of cathedral, house, and barn, is the only sound there is.For after about four hundred and fifty years it was all over on Greenland. It got...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Ecosystems are interdependent cycles of life. Forests support many ecosystems sensitive to extremes of heat, cold, drought and rain. Forest fires would seem to be a destructive force that violently disrupts the harmony of forest life. But forest fires may, in fact, refresh and revitalise...
By: Rex Trulove
The Greenland ice sheet and glaciers began melting between 10,000 and 11,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age. At the time, much of the northern hemisphere, including Greenland was locked under as much as a mile of ice, such...
By: Pamela Kay
Advocates of organically grown food say it tastes better, is more nutritious and is safer for the environment. Opponents claim this is untrue and cost far too much to be practical. In the end, common sense may settle the dispute as we learn more about...
By: Elizabeth Blankenship
The life and livelihood of small family farms depends on sustainable agriculture. Small farms have parceled off land, ended production, auctioned off livestock and equipment. Small farming communities are unable to compete with environmentally unfriendly Factory farms.Huge factory farms care about making profits and...
Health problems associated with particulate pollution
By: Ruchika
Particulate Pollution and Associated Health EffectsParticulate pollutants are typically a mixture of organic and inorganic air-borne particles that can occur in either the solid or liquid state. The concentration of PM is not uniform in the atmosphere and varies depending on weather, precipitation levels and...
Disaster planning for earthquakes
By: Pat Lunsford
Regardless of where you live, there is always the potential for natural disaster, and survival depends largely on how well you have prepared. However, unlike most natural disasters, earthquakes have absolutely no warning and can happen at any time.With any type of disaster, the...
The effects of sunlight on our lives
By: Nayab Naseer
Sunlight is one of the blessings of nature that humankind takes for granted. Sunlight is, in fact, the basic component from which all life originates, develops, heals, and evolves.The simple fact that we decide when is day and when is night based on the...
Particulate pollution explained
By: Danielle Dusold
Particulate pollution, also known as particulate matter (PM), encompasses a wide array of airborne pollutants that can affect an individual's breathing and well being. The US EPA classifies PM in two categories: particulates that measure between 2.5-10 microns in diameter, and particulates that are...
Why sustainable agriculture is important in today's world
By: Sherry Horton Blake
Have you ever heard of a gift that keeps on giving? That is a good description of sustainable agriculture, and what it keeps on giving is healthy food in an eco-friendly manner, a gift that is extremely important in today's world.Sustainable agriculture involves being...

 

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