How climate change affects ecosystems
By: Christyl Rivers
Climate change disrupts Eco-systems, and life on earth, or biodiversity, depends on eco-systems. It really is just that easy. It just does not happen as a Hollywood blockbuster would portray, so few people pay much attention to it. Right now, all over the world, there...
How petrified wood is formed
By: Dave Thomson
The process of petrified wood creation is quite interesting to say the least. Petrified wood is created over a long period of time when a tree essentially turns into stone, namely quartz, as a result of a complicated process called permineralization. This process takes place...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Second only to the Antarctic ice sheet, the Greenland ice sheet is almost 2,400 kilometers in length and around 1,100 kilometers in width at its northern margin. Roughly, the ice sheet covers around 1.7 million square kilometers, which is equivalent to around...
What are the characteristics of a Mediterranean climate?
By: Keith Redfern
The Mediterranean Climate has hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters. This is the summary description used by many teachers, when trying to make it easy for their students to remember the climate’s main characteristics. In fact it is an accurate summary.Others describe...
How do lake and bog sediments help us to understand past climates?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
From the mid 1800s to the year 2000, scientists believe that the temperature of the earth’s surface has increased by around 0.6 Celsius, which is the highest level in recorded history. If the climate continues to change at the same pace, researchers warn...
By: Prabhjot Bhardwaj
Sulfur is a very common and highly effective fungicide that has been in use in one form or another for a very long time. Sulfur is used for the prevention and control of powdery mildew on most fruit crops like apples, gooseberries, hops, ornamentals, peaches...
How do lake and bog sediments help us to understand past climates?
By: Michael Prather - 660563
The natural history of this planet is fraught with biological changes. Scientists seek to determine the reasons behind these changes by reconstructing past environmental conditions. Reconstructing ancient environments without direct observational record can be challenging. Fortunately, some very important clues can be found in the...
The use of sulfur as a fungicide
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The use of sulfur in gardening goes back a long time in history. Over 3000 years ago Homer mentions the use of sulfur and a pesticide. As it turns out is is also very effective as a fungicide treatment as well. It is very important...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Synoptic climatology uses information obtained from dynamic climatology. That information explains how and when a weather element will come into a specific area. The differences of the two fields are subtle. Science does not see synoptic climatology as a recognized field of study yet. Dynamic...
By: Mike Mwendwa
Geode is a Latin word which loosely translates to “earthlike”. The geode specimens are near perfect spheres which normally range from 2 inches to 6 inches in diameter and in some cases up to 2 feet in diameter. Inside the geodes are crystal linings...

 

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