By: Denise Calaman
As unique as it is ecologically diverse the New Jersey Pine Barrens or the Pinelands, is one of the most truly fascinating fragile ecosystems left in the world today. It has been labeled by the Nature Conservancy as "The Last Great Place". Located in southern...
How the emerald ash beetle came to America
By: Perry McCarney
Many of us look back on the travails and the heroic efforts of our ancestors to journey to their new homes, the countries of our birth, with admiration; legitimately so. Nevertheless, ever since people first traveled the ocean waves, they have not journeyed alone. Some...
By: Robin Hussey
While riding in a car with two paleontologists and one young budding paleontologist, believe it or not this conversation took place and was hotly debated. "What is your favorite kind of dinosaur?" Of, course the real question posed was what was the most ferocious...
By: Pamela Kay
In 2008, the world population reached a staggering 6.7 billion people and at the present rate of growth, we'll add eighty million more people each year. Sustainable agriculture is important in today's world if we are to provide food, water and homes to the...
How depletion of the Himalayan glaciers affects the environment
By: Nayab Naseer
The Himalayan glaciers are the largest store of freshwater outside the polar ice caps. These glaciers supply 303 million cubic feet of water to many major rivers of the world like Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mekong, Thanlwin, Irrawady, Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, on which more than...
How can we improve weather forecasting?
By: Lynette Alice
Many years ago a a grizzled old Gunnery Sargent told our class that being a weather forecaster was a lot like being a baseball player in that if you hit .300 you were doing pretty good. At the time it seemed humorous and many of...
Is Space Travel to the Planet Mars too Dangerous
By: Morgan Carlson
With not even the orbit of our planet or the surface of the Moon successfully colonized it is still far too early to consider travel to Mars. Factoring out insufficient funds, technology, and scientific unknowns it is still far too early to consider the manned...
Mars History Manned Space Flight Scientists Doctors Iss Astronauts Trip Vehicle
By: David Brown - 226423
Humans are a very interesting and challenging people. God created humankind to do everything possible to protect His creation, the Earth. Yet, at the same time, God also created the stars and the Heavens. The argument is this: with so many stars, planets, galaxies and...
How meteorologists track and forecast typhoon paths
By: Lynette Alice
The way that meteorologists track and forecast typhoons is a rather unique and sometimes very intense process which relies on many people contributing rather than just one. In this article we won't be discussing forecasting or tracking in the manner television meteorologists do it, it...
How dust storms form
By: Sally Morem
Dust storms need a source for lots of loose soil or sand. Deserts and arid plains subject to dry spells work splendidly. They also need the right weather conditions in order to kick up a lot of dusta certain set of conditions on sea and...

 

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