Environmental overview: The EPA's most wanted list
By: The Long Island Gardener
ValuJet 592 lifted off the runway at Miami International Airport just after 2 o'clock the afternoon of May 11, 1996, a warm Spring day, the day before Mother's Day. Six minutes in the air, there was a loud clap. Smoke began pouring into the passenger...
How seismic events are located
By: Kevin R Newell
How Seismologists Locate Seismic Events.So an earthquake has happened but where has it came from? We need to know this information so we can see how many and who could be in any trouble. Also locating where it came from can tell us if...
By: Roxy Muhidi
Brown clouds or Atmospheric Brown Clouds (ABC) as they are called by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), are a formation of brown haze caused by air pollution containing aerosol particles. They extend over some parts of South Asia, namely the northern Indian Ocean, India...
By: Elizabeth Blankenship
A sustainable environment is a way of life. Everyone becomes a steward of the land, and natural resources. Collectively we each take or use only what we need to live, and survive. Communities adopt a conserve and preserve mentality, creating an environment that is able...
How El Nino affects the weather
By: Alex Thompson - 495703
The El Nino circulation pattern interrupts the normal circulation of the Pacific Ocean at irregular intervals ranging from 2 to 7 years. During the normal years that occur between El Ninos, surface temperatures along the coasts of Peru and Ecuador and in the eastern equatorial...
How citrus greening disease came to the United States
By: Carona Micheal Davis
Citrus Greening also known as Huanglongbing is a very serious citrus disease. There are three types of Citrus Disease and these are.1) Asian2) African3) and, BrazilianIt is more commonly spread in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula, Asia and Africa. Even worse, in 2005 the bacterial...
All about coral reefs
By: Megan Worley
Coral reefs are structures built from the remains of long dead small marine organisms. The amount of reefs in the world's oceans cover nearly 10,000 square miles of the ocean's shallow water marine areas. The worlds beautiful reefs are full of a huge variety...
The loss of family farms explained
By: Patricia Stewart
Family farms have been a part of America since the first colonists came to this country 400 years ago. The tradition of raising one's own food was considered "normal" for Americans until after World War II. But now, there is a growing crisis, who will...
How waves are formed
By: Megan Worley
Waves are the result of energy being transferred from one place to another, such as from the wind to the surface of the sea. The most familiar of waves are the ones caused by wind on the ocean's surface. However there are several other types...
What is an ichthyologist?
By: B. Stone
An ichthyologist is someone who studies fish. The title comes from the Greek word ikhthu, meaning fish. Ichthyologists learn about all the aspects of the fish world, from categorizing different species, observing behavior and environment, and researching how to best conserve fish populations. Many ichthyologists...

 

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