Threats to coral reefs
By: Melissa J Luther
Corals have always been under attack by Mother Nature, but they have also always been able to withstand these threats. Now, however, corals may be becoming more susceptible to natural threats as human activity creates additional stressors that weaken the health of the coral animals...
By: Michelle Greysen
A World Heritage Site and amazingly one of the Seven Wonders of the World sits over one-hundred and fifty feet below the surface off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef visible from space, encompasses over one-hundred thousand square miles of the...
By: Michelle Greysen
In man's valiant effort to save the earth's coral reefs he will in turn be saving himself. These reefs are the globe's largest living ecosystems. This bio-diverse community under the sea is a unique culture, surviving in symbiotic relationships all formed in part to one...
An overview on coral reef symbiosis
By: Melissa J Luther
The word symbiosis derives from the Greek syn, meaning "with," and biosis, meaning "living." Symbiosis thus means "state of living together" and is a situation in which two different species live together under some arrangement that may or may not be beneficial to...
Why wind power cannot replace nuclear power
By: Cody Keeble
Wind power is an alternative energy that can only work under certain conditions. Nuclear power has more positive benefits that we would see if we were to increase use than wind power and has less negative things about it. Nuclear power is easier to make...
What is coral bleaching?
By: Melissa J Luther
Coral bleaching refers to the loss of color that occurs when coral expel their symbiotic algae, called zooxanthellae. This expulsion occurs when the corals are under extreme stress. Corals are fairly resilient animals, able to recover from numerous assaults from natural disasters, predators such as...
A look at efforts to save coral reefs
By: Colette Georgii
Who is saving the coral reefs? Coral reefs are endangered worldwide and are threatened by stress and disease. Corals are also dying at an alarming rate. It wasn't till about the 1970s that scientists began to notice the condition of the reefs and now...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Morgan Carlson
While it is difficult to imagine life without electricity, often it is forgotten that there are other sources of energy besides just electrical. These alternatives to electrical energy have long existed before the advent of electricity and are still used today. Mechanical energy, radiation, heat...
Why Greenland's glaciers are melting
By: Cody Keeble
Greenland's glaciers are melting for a simple reason. Global warming is occurring. Even with much controversy surrounding the subject it is very evident that the effects of the warming is taking place. Melting of ice caps was part of Al Gore and many other scientist's...
Can science save the planet?
By: Cody Keeble
Science is the process of answering questions with knowledge and logic. If we can work together to find answers for all of our problems then science could save the planet. In our society the biggest threat to the planet is Global Warming. The only way...

 

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