By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Wetlands are natural ecological systems that serve a variety of valuable functions. They’re vital sources of fresh water and food. They provide important services, including erosion control and water treatment. Wetlands provide a natural habitat for the interactions between a variety of organisms and...
By: Annabelle Monito
There are two types of water that is naturally found in streams, lakes, oceans, and rivers. These are saltwater, which makes up most of the bodies of water, and freshwater, which is much harder to find because it is mostly stuck in glaciers or comes...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Oceanographers divide the ocean into distinct zones, depending on their existing physical and biological characteristics. The pelagic zone encompasses all open ocean zones, and is divided into other regions determined by depth and various aquatic conditions. The vertical component of an aquatic system is called...
Three main types of meteorites
By: Michael Prather - 660563
It is often said that the greatest stories are written in the stars. Yet there is an even greater story which can be found much closer. It is the story of the birth of this solar system. The clues to this amazing story are found...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Among the igneous (volcanic) rock that covers the earth, ‘basalt’ could be considered the most common, because most of the ocean floor is made up of it. As with any other igneous rocks, basalt is also derived from cooling of magma and in most...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Submarine canyons are steep-sided ocean valleys situated along the floor of the continental slope. Submarine canyons are believed to be extensions of continental faults or rivers. Other theories try to relate the formation of submarine canyons to the Pleistocene era when submarine canyons may have...
The relationship between solar activity and climate change
By: Muneer Moosa Dhamani
For decades, scientists have claimed that solar activity is related to the various climatic changes on earth. The sun is the source of life on earth, and is the largest source of energy for the earth. Since most of the energy of the earth comes...
Reasons why some have called global warming a hoax
By: Muneer Moosa Dhamani
People agree that there is no second opinion on the fact that global warming is a serious problem and must be rectified immediately. Every literate person agrees that global warming is a crucial issue and has many harmful effects on our biosphere. However, recent news...
By: Michael Totten
At first glance, global warming seems as though it should benefit crop growth. Where all other factors remain the same, both increased heat and increased carbon dioxide are linked to increased plant growth. However, the full picture is much more complex. Positive factors Within normal...
Reasons why some have called global warming a hoax
By: Brian Lobb
The beauty of science is that it evolves over time as new insights are made into its various fields. Think about climate change, for example: In less than 50 years, we have heard theories ranging from “inevitable ice age” to “man-made global warming&rdquo...

 

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