Interesting facts about the Hsi River
By: Gillian Taber
The Hsi river is part of a system of rivers in Southern China. The Chinese name for the river is Xi Jiang which is often spelled Hsi Chiang. In the western tongue, this means West River. The river is also known as the Si Kiang...
Learning about the natural world of a pond
By: Norman A. Rubin
Both my wife Tala and I joined with the local Nature Club to a trek to the nearest pond near our community where we learned of pond life. There the guide of our group told us that a small, still pond may look like a...
Overview: National Science Foundation
By: Glen Brizius
The National Science Foundation (NSF, based in Arlington, Virginia) was created by Congress in 1950. It's an independent federal agency, with the stated goal "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; [and] to secure the national defense". It's...
By: Daniel Onyango
Lake Chad straddles four countries: Chad with the largest surface area of the lake, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon. Believed by geologists to have been formed 50,000 years ago, as an inland fresh water sea of 2 million square km, it has been shrinking ever...
By: Gemma Wiseman
In this “climate” of the global warming phenomena, shrinking lakes appear to be proof that global warming disrupts and negatively impacts water ecosystems. But the full story involves Mother Nature’s cycles of balance and change counterbalanced by many intrusive, human activities. In particular...
By: Mark G. Sullivan
As the world enters a new decade, the stress on available water continues in a downward spiral as the general populace takes little notice. Some who are directly affected state that global warming is responsible for Lake Chad and other lakes around the world to...
What is causing Lake Chad and other lakes to shrink?
By: Rhonda Hart
There is no longer controversy about whether the Earth's climate is changing due to Global Warming. The question now is, “how do we prepare for it?” Scientific communities agree that this decade marks an era of rapid climate change, and that before mid-century...
What is causing Lake Chad and other lakes to shrink?
By: Becky Robbins
Lakes are falling victim to human abuse and climate changes. Some of the world’s largest lakes are shrinking away; becoming ghosts of their former selves. Lake Chad was once the sixth largest lake in the world. However, over the course of about 30 years...
By: Thom W. Conroy
Coral reefs has always been a popular destination with tourists due to their unique and colorful attributes, but there are a number of strange facts about coral reefs that remain unknown to the masses. Unless an individual is either a science geek or a career...
Learning about the natural world of a pond
By: Shannon Farlouis
There are three million farm ponds in the United States. They are mainly constucted for cattle watering, irrigation, or erosion control. Some ponds are created by beavers and floods. Some ponds are created by bulldozing or blasting a basin. Most shallow ponds contain warm water...

 

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