By: Keith Redfern
A second order stream forms part of the classification of stream order relating to drainage basins.The area which drains water into a river’s mouth or estuary is known as a drainage basin. Stream order relates to the pattern made by streams and rivers...
By: Cameron Scott
Every snowflake starts its life as a single suspended droplet of liquid water high in the atmosphere, where the temperatures are far below the freezing point of water. Only supercooled water can freeze quickly enough to form a delicate, six-sided snowflake. The temperature and humidity...
By: Patrick Sills
In the minds of many, sitting before a campfire or fireplace is regarded as a pleasant experience. However, what you may not know is that many components of wood smoke are carcinogenic. In fact, wood smoke contains a similar number of toxins as tobacco smoke...
By: Nick Ford
On April 21, 2008 the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offered a $1 million prize for the first team to successfully produce synthetic meat that is comparable to and is commercially viable to naturally sourced meat products. With over 30 research groups...
By: L.S. Watts
Out of all the places on Earth, the ocean still remains a place of intrigue and mystery. When oceanographers and marine biologists study the ocean, they tend to concentrate within one subdivision at a time. Scientists have divided the ocean up into several major subdivisions...
By: Cameron Scott
Pristine white snow sometimes isn't so white. Snow on the ground can be red, brown, even green. Even freshly falling snow can be bright crimson in colour, when the conditions are right. Snow falls that aren't a normal white are unusual, but not as unusual...
By: Elizabeth M Young
In these times of political false witness, it is important to identify the motives of those who want to downgrade the priority of critical environmental projects, given that the environment is in more trouble every day. After identifying those who want to downgrade environmental projects...
The dangers presented by rapidly melting snowpack
By: N. Owen Holme
While any accumulation of snow can be termed a snowpack, the primary study and concern of snowpacks are typically in mountainous regions, such as the American Rocky Mountains and usually concern themselves with elevations above 3,000 feet. Even arid regions can have snowpacks that...
By: Lea Miller
Coral reefs are structures built by millions of tiny organisms that create an environment favorable to the thousands of varieties of fish and other sea creatures that make their home on the reef. The reef structure builds up over time as individual coral polyps die...
By: Dan J. Hernandez
We often hear about the scourge of invasive species in the United States. They have taken over the Everglades, damaged the country’s biodiversity, and make up one of the most difficult environmental problems that the USA must deal with. Even the iconic Great Lakes...

 

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