By: Elizabeth M Young
There is appalling evidence and experience with contaminated aquifers, especially in the United States, where greed for the income for natural gas has combined with deregulation to create a monster called "Fracking". Fracking is a process where the shale that contains the gas is bombarded...
Overview: Wildlife Conservation Society in New York
By: D. Vogt
The Wildlife Conservation Society is a New York-based environmental organization which has been supporting conservation efforts around the world, and several zoos in New York City itself, for over a century. The organization was established in 1895 with the goal of protecting wildlife around the...
An overview of black smokers
By: Judith Willson
Hot springs on the ocean floor were only discovered in the 1970s and are among the most spectacular features of the deep oceans. The hottest of these hydrothermal vents are the famous black smokers with water coming out at temperatures exceeding 350 degrees Celsius. Due...
A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: Marie Milton
Holes in the Ozone Layer The gas from the Ozone layer consists of a special from of Oxygen. High up in the stratosphere is where it is found in its greatest quantities. The Ozone layer is continuously formed and destroyed because of the constant bombardment...
Endangered sea creatures
By: Dewan Choudhury
The Loneliest Tortoise: Lonesome George is thought to be the only remaining giant tortoise from the island of Pinta in the Galapagos Islands. George was taken into captivity in 1972 and, in order to preserve the species, the hunt was on to find him...
The structure of the ocean crust
By: Judith Willson
The portion of the earth’s crust that lies underneath the oceans tends to be newer than that of the continents. The fast spreading from the ocean ridges creates new oceanic crust so fast that it is measurable even in human terms: one to twenty...
Overview of the Late Triassic period
By: D. Vogt
The Late Triassic period is an epoch which lasted from roughly 230 to 200 million years ago. It is also referred to as the Upper Triassic, because in paleontology, more recent eras tend to be represented by fossils in higher layers of sediment, while the...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Gene Hollowell
For centuries, “sky energy” has fascinated mankind. The sun, stars, moon and wind all have their own energy and all are in the sky, or seem to be as in the case of wind. Some civilizations have or still do worship the sun, stars...
By: John Louie Ramos
Photosynthesis is a process of food production of plants, algae and other photosynthetic organisms. In such process, photosynthetic organisms known as photoautotroph aids in the purification of the atmosphere by converting carbon dioxide into organic compounds that they used as food and nutrients, eventually photoautotroph...
By: Rebecca Adele Scarlett
There is a huge "detox" industry today. With all the studies showing that exposure to certain substances, even in small amounts, over a period of time can cause cancer, illness, or early aging, we have become obsessed with avoiding and purging these chemicals from our...

 

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