By: Joseph Sarpy
The earth is a planet and not an ecosystem but the earth is home to many ecosystems. These ecosystems are where plants and animals interact to create living environments called communities. The ecosystem you should most care about is you. The human body is a...
How to understand the Koppen climate chart
By: Sam Smart
The Köppen climate classification system is a chart which describes different climates throughout the world. The chart, named after Russian-born climatologist, Wladimir Köppen, was developed in 1918. He kept refining the chart until his death in 1936, the year Köppen chart would...
Earth's five major extinctions
By: Steven Harrison
The Meaning of extinction is the sharp decrease in the diversity and abundance of life. Throughout history there have been numerous extinctions that include many different species of life. Anything can be made extinct, plants, animals and humans alike. All this takes is something to...
By: Rebecca Schlofner
“The question now at issue, whether the living species are connected with the extinct by a common bond of descent, will best be cleared up by devoting ourselves to the study of the actual state of the living world, and to those monuments of...
Earth's five major extinctions
By: Joseph Sarpy
Extinction takes place when a species of animals or plants can no longer adapt to the changes in the Earth. Rather than just one problem there are many combinations and interactions of different situations that cause extinction to come about. If the birth rate is...
By: Gemma L. Reece
Wherever a mountain or mountain range is situated, there is an area of dry or barren land to the downwind side; this is the rain shadow, a meteorological effect which is effected by geographical features and is known to occur the world over, the rain...
By: Maria C Collins
Rivers flow from their source, in hills or mountains, to the sea and in doing so they shape the land by eroding, transporting, and depositing silt, gravel, and other material. The flow or energy of the water depends on the gradient of the land over...
By: Bethan Jenkins
The United Kingdom is no stranger to flooding. In fact there is much being done to manage river flooding in the UK due to it risking up to 5 million UK citizens lifestyles. With damages annually amounting to an estimated £800 million, much needs...
By: Grandma McGraw
Rivers are amazing sculptors of land. Over eons of time, waterways, both large and small, are responsible for much of what is observable about the landscape. The fact that water runs downhill is well known, but the way rivers shape the land is much more...
By: Lenna Gonya
Weather is one of the most critical factors when it comes to the survival of every living thing on earth, and extreme weather can be devastating to both plants and animals. Today, many believe that global warming is the culprit that is producing noticeable changes...

 

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