Fauna of the boreal (taiga) forest
By: Eric Goudie
Despite the harsh conditions in winter the fauna of the boreal forest is quite diverse, in both size and composition. These are just a few of the animals that are common in the boreal or taiga forest: Small Animals Mice are common, as are voles...
Why people should care about sustainability
By: Ken Whitehead
We have to learn to live sustainably; how many times have you heard that? Everyone appears to agree on this fact, yet few people really understand what this entails. Ask ten different people what sustainability is and you will likely get ten different answers. It...
How to prepare for an earthquake
By: Laura Lovell
Haiti got hit with a massive earthquake yesterday and it looks like this has the makings of another catastrophic event, with over 100,000 feared dead according to Haiti's consul general to the U.N., Felix Augustin. Haiti is a small country of 8.7...
By: Scott Poulter
How Lightning is Formed Although we do not realize it, we recreate lightning on a daily basis. How many of us have walked across the carpet, touched a door handle and jumped when we hear and feel the shock. Although it is shocking, we have...
Weather science projects for middle school students
By: Corey Hall - 558419
It is a mysterious and wondrous occurrence. It is never the same. It is a constant changing miracle. It is the first thing we see outside and it is never the same. It is the weather. The weather is random and cannot be controlled. That...
What is the moment magnitude scale?
By: Carole Somerville
Magnitude is a measure of the amount of energy released during an earthquake; seismologists use a Magnitude scale to express the energy released by the quake. Every earthquake has a unique amount of energy and the magnitude values given by different seismological observatories can sometimes...
By: Thom W. Conroy
Coral reefs has always been a popular destination with tourists due to their unique and colorful attributes, but there are a number of strange facts about coral reefs that remain unknown to the masses. Unless an individual is either a science geek or a career...
Reasons why it rains so much during spring
By: Joan Collins
Every spring you will hear children chanting that old nursery rhyme, "Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day." Spring is well known for its April showers and has ruined more than its share of picnics. It is important to keep your ears on...
How mountain pine beetles are destroying our forests
By: Ken Whitehead
I first came face to face with Dendroctonus Ponderosae about eight years ago. The company I worked for was interested in the possibility of using satellite imagery to track the spread of the mountain pine beetle epidemic, which at the time was in its early...
By: Kristin Jackman
Too often people feel the need to categorize living in a so-called "sustainable environment" by recycling discarded goods, replacing aged bulbs with eco-friendly CFLs, and taking a bus or train occasionally to work and/or school. The truth of the matter is that these are just...

 

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