By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The ecological dynamics of the mountain wilderness include the mountain top, the rivers and streams, the vegetation, the trees, the animals and fish. Besides those, weather and fire are important players in the cycle of the mountain wilderness. Scientists have learned that disturbances of any...
By: Hai Shunxi
While much of the western half of North America is covered by rank after rank of rugged mountains, the geologic history of the region is long, rich and complex. Although they may resemble one another in form and majesty, each mountain range contains within its...
By: Blighty
All seas and oceans of the world have tides. There are exceptions; these are inland seas and the European Mediterranean Sea. Tides are created by the gravitational effects of the moon and sun. Inland seas have nowhere for the water to flow during these gravitational...
By: Michael Prather - 660563
What is the origin of the life on this planet? That is certainly an important question, and one that’s very difficult to answer. An equally important, yet slightly less difficult, question to answer concerns the origin of the single most important substance to the...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Many factors contribute to the loss of wetlands each year and one of these factors is related to human beings. Some major human impacts include drainage systems, stream channelization and dredging, diking and damming, tilling to produce crops, levees, logging, mining, construction, run-off, releasing toxic...
By: Shannon Farlouis
A temperate forest is a very important part of the terrestrial biomes system. These forests are very common between the tropics and polar regions. They are extremely common in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. A variety of plant and animal species make their homes...
By: Skyler Farr
Approximately 80 years ago, during the Great Depression, the western United States was swallowed in dirt. The West was associated with agriculture then and due to improper farming and ranching methods, the desert suffocated much of the Great Plains. Fast-forward to now and observe the...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
North America has a large salt production. Most productive mines have waterways nearby to aid in transporting it. However, the main salt mines are in New York, Kansas, and Michigan. Additional zones occur in the southern United States from Alabama to Texas and along the...
By: Elisa Calleja
Did you know that you can create a battery using just three common things that you can find at home; a lemon, an object made from zinc and an object made from copper? This experiment is very popular in text books and is ideal for...
By: Dale Creelman
All living things need some source of fuel for energy and maintaining normal functions of it's life cycle. Plants are no different. To grow the flowers people enjoy looking at or the fruits and vegetables they like, and need, to eat, some type type of...

 

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