The advantages of clear cutting forests
By: Rex Trulove
Despite what some environmental groups might think, if done properly and in the right situations, forest clear cutting does have some advantages. The key is that it should be done the right way and the process needs to be monitored. Tree species Some kinds of...
By: Michael Totten
The riparian zone consists of the banks and immediate margins of rivers and streams, including adjacent wetlands and flood plains. Some definitions also include the shorelines of lakes and bays, but do not include ocean shoreline. The riparian buffer is the vegetated area along the...
The disadvantages of clear cutting forests
By: Rex Trulove
Like anything, the practice of clear cutting in forests has both advantages and disadvantages. Especially with a topic as controversial as this one, it is wise to look at both sides of the issue. There are indeed some major disadvantages of harvesting timber by clear...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
When speaking of riparian restoration, the reference is to ecology and the natural flow of rivers, streams and lakes. The steps to restore it depend to a large part on what exactly has happened. Have fish stopped using the stream? Have people made dams? Have...
Elephants in Kruger National Park
By: David Schermers
The moment we erected fences around the globe we shut down natural migratory patterns and became the shepherds to the sheep. Our primary job has become one where we are protectors of ecosystems and not merely single animal species. The elephant in the Kruger National...
Different ways to measure rainfall
By: Sam Smart
Did you ever wanted to know how much rain just fell in your own backyard? How about keeping track on a month’s worth of rain amounts by recording them every day? Rain gauges are great for anyone who’s a weather enthusiast. They can...
By: Tim Harry
The Amazon River is one of nature’s wonders; the world's second longest river in terms of length, the greatest though in terms of volume and a river that is vital to the global ecosystem. Some of the facts associated with the great river are...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A solar flare is a sudden and very powerful burst of magnetic energy occurring on the surface of the Sun. Solar flares occur when the Sun´s magnetic fields reconnect at the site active regions known as sunspots, ejecting clouds of electrons, ions and atoms...
By: Keith Redfern
A fault is a line along which pressures or movement in surrounding rocks have caused severe cracking. The angle of the pressures will largely determine the type of fault which is produced.In the case of a thrust fault, the angle is very low and...
By: Keith Redfern
Before explaining the title as a whole, the three words in the title need to be understood.Strike refers to the direction along a bed, or stratum, of rock. Many rock strata lie at an angle to the horizontal. The angle at which the strata...

 

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