Threats to coral reefs
By: Stephanie Graham
Coral reef bleaching is when zooxanthellae, single-celled microscopic organisms that give corals their color, are released by the corals in an effort to control the amount it contains. This process is normal until too much zooxanthellae are released. The excessive amount released causes coral reefs...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: JS Daniel
A river is a large natural stream of water that flows to other large bodies of water. The river is used for navigation, drawing electricity, for fields and other daily purposes. But the flow of a river is irregular. This makes it difficult for navigational...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Becky Robbins
It is human nature to try to control the natural world. Even before history was written, people have tried to control forces of nature, such as rivers. The practice of straightening rivers became popular for some time, but now people are beginning to understand the...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Mike Bright
Alternative Home Energy Usage in Ireland Ireland, the self-sufficiency in energy by the use of alternative energies, we must take into account the fact that Ireland has a robust economy, making the investigation and development of resources, alternative energies. Today, almost ninety percent of the...
An overview of glaciers
By: Frances Stanford
Glaciers are large masses of ice that move over a land surface. They originate in areas that receive large amounts of snow during the winter and which is greater than the amount that melts during the summer months. Such areas of the world include Greenland...
By: Morgan Carlson
Scattered across parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, rainforests are home to many diverse species of plants and animals both known and yet to be discovered. These forests represent one of Earth's greatest resources of not only bio-diversity, but potential discovery and a natural...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Charles Ray
Rivers have played an important role in human development throughout history. They have served as trade routes, food sources, irrigation for our drops, defensive barriers, and national boundaries, since the beginning of organized human settlements. They have also been the inspiration for a lot...
By: Morgan Carlson
Defined by their weakened bonds resultant from political strife, governmental deterioration, natural catastrophe, or simple poverty, fragile states are already on the brink of decay into un-savable regions of the world. Although these countries house a quarter of the world's population, they rest on an...
By: Ethel Smith
A climate calendar has many uses.For example, it can help assess weather patterns in the area you live and enable you to make best use of your heating and cooling systems. Industry, and in particular the farming community, can make best use of the...
By: Morgan Carlson
Demographic growth in developing countries creates water stress by introducing more people into the area than it can handle. In the most simplistic terms of supply and demand, the demand of the increasing population far exceeds the supply of water the country can handle. When...

 

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