By: Elizabeth M Young
Brackish water is salty water that has less salinity than sea water. It is generally a mixture of freshwater and seawater that is usually found where rivers or large lakes flow into the ocean. The technical standard is between 3 and 30 ppt salt or...
What happens to animal species when saltwater is introduced to freshwater?
By: Masayoshi Yamada
You probably won't see goldfishes swimming in the ocean, and clown fishes are amusing, but you are not going to see them at a freshwater lake near you. There is a good reason for that, and that is because animals that live in freshwater have...
What are ghost nets
By: Brenda Nelson
Ghost nets have nothing to do with the paranormal. They are the result of a greedy fishing industry and political leaders who turn the other way to the suffering and needless deaths of many animals in our waters. Ghost nets originally are intended to be...
By: Alison Bowler
Water, without it, we die and without a clean drinking water supply, we are likely to become sick. Therefore, the water processing plants around the world play an important part in people's lives. A water processing plant abstracts water either from a surface source such...
By: Christopher Chatterton
The Yellow River or Hwang Ho River as it is known in its native China, is situated in a region of the country often referred to as the 'cradle of civilisation'. The river flows through the heart of the northern territories of China and is...
By: Alison Bowler
Challenger Deep, the deepest place on earth, lies at the southern end of the Marianas ocean trench in the West Pacific. Ocean trenches, such as the Marianas Trench, mark the subduction zones where an oceanic tectonic plate dives under another plate. The Marianas Trench marks...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: T Darrin Oakes
What old man river taught me. I grew up near rivers of all sizes. I visited them year round. What I am about to say here may sound strange to many of you, but bear with me here. At first it was all the usual...
How to change sea water into drinking water
By: Morgan Carlson
Sea water can be converted into fresh, drinkable water by removing the salt and other minerals through desalination, which is a process that separates the salt from the water. The separation of salt can be done by four methods, filtering, freezing, boiling, and vacuum evaporation...
Overview: International Union for Conservation of Nature
By: Gillian Taber
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was founded in 1948 and was the world's first global environmental organization. Their original name was the International Union for the Protection of Nature which followed an international conference in France. Their mission, as laid out on...
Overview: National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado
By: Gillian Taber
The National Snow and Ice Center (NSIDC) is based at the University of Colorado, in Boulder. It is a part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and began in 1957. Its basic premise is to support research into the frozen areas of...

 

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