Crop rotation and ecological farming
By: D. Vogt
Crop rotation is one of the oldest, simplest, and most effective non-chemical methods of preventing soil exhaustion or pest or chemical buildup due to agriculture. For this reason it is a popular tool in the ecological and organic farming movements, which attempt to reduce reliance...
Dutch elm disease described
By: D. Vogt
Dutch elm disease (sometimes known by its rather morbid acronym, DED) is a fatal elm tree disease caused by the fungus Ophiostoma. Its name refers to its discovery in Holland during the 1920s, not to the particular types of elm diseases which can be affected...
Why homeowners should buy small windmills
By: Sam E. Jones
There is this thing that has happened to the American people over the last hundred years. Where once we were a proud bunch, we now wander about helpless whenever anything goes wrong. We sit in comfort in our homes and expect things; like water to...
By: D. Vogt
Today, as in Iraq and to a lesser extent Afghanistan, wars typically invite accusations that the war-fighting nations are interested in oil and gas deposits. Whether this is true, at least in those conflicts, is debatable. In the coming century or so, however, it is...
The hybrid fallacy
By: D. Vogt
Hybrid vehicles - those which operate through a combination of a traditional internal combustion engine and an electric motor - promised much in terms of fuel savings and reduced environmental damage to a contemporary society which remains mostly dependent on small ground vehicles for its...
Mars Trip too Dangerous
By: Sean Kollar
When it comes down to space travel it is really all dangerous. But the question is whether it is too dangerous. Not for the purpose it serves. As human beings we have a natural desire to explore. It is what makes us who we are...
By: Lynette Alice
Despite all the doom and gloom scenarios being played out in the news and on the internet, BP does have a way to plug the Deepwater Horizon gusher that makes sense and can realistically work. The fix is not immediate nor is it the absolute...
What is an aquifer?
By: D. Vogt
An aquifer is a layer of water contained within underground rock, sand, gravel, or clay. Although the term does not necessarily imply any particular size, very large freshwater aquifers are especially important because they can be accessed via wells and provide important sources of drinking...
By: Colette Georgii
The first thing that should be done to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is to stop up the leak. The leak is still spewing out up 60,000 barrels or more of oil per day. How is it possible to...
How tropical weather could make the Gulf oil spill worse
By: Mark Eyre
How a Hurricane Could Decimate the US Economy In the major oil companies’ identical five-page, boilerplate plans for cleaning up an oil spill nor in any of the EPA feasibility and environmental impacts studies is there any mention of the consequences of a hurricane running...

 

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