What is causing Lake Chad and other lakes to shrink?
By: Charles Ray
“Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” might be thought of as just a line from Samuel Coleridge’s epic poem, but it is truer than you might think. While water is the most abundant element on the earth, covering 75%...
Water: Where would we be without it?
By: James Korg
Water is a constant. All the water that is now, is all the water there ever was. Water is essential for life here on this planet. Without it, the Hydrological cycle could not be. This is the driving motion of life. Water on earth...
By: G. Lee
Water is the most common substance on Earth, covering more than 70 percent of the planet's surface. Water is also an important element, other than air and moderate temperature that makes the Earth realm an inhabitable place. It is also undeniable that all life on...
What is causing Lake Chad and other lakes to shrink?
By: Dorothy Hoffman
Lake Chad, once the sixth largest lake in the world, and Africa’s largest inland lake, has long been a vital part of the ecology and economies of its four bordering nations (Chad, Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon). Some 20 to 30 million people in the...
By: Mouhcine Azizoun
"This lake has to be saved” cried Wakil Bakar from the Lake Chad Basin Commission. The lake is shared by four countries. It is a source of water to both humans and livestock. Its shrinkage represents a huge threat. Alas Lake Chad is not the...
Interesting facts about the Yangtze River
By: Athena Brady
The Yangtze River (Changjiang) is 6300 kilometres long and is situated in China. It is the largest river in the world and the third longest. The Yangtze lies directly on a fault line and is prone to earthquakes. Its source lies in the west...
Reasons why there are differences in species diversity in different areas of a reef
By: James Johnson
Many people wonder why, when you are out snorkeling or diving you can see different things on different parts of the reefs. One section can be covered with green wrasses and yet 20 feet away there isn't a fish of any type to be seen...
"The Walk for Water" 2009 draws worldwide participation
By: Mark G. Sullivan
Around the globe, the water crisis continues to effect those that can least afford it, the children. Each day it is estimated that 4,500 die because of the lack of safe drinking water. (1) This critical ingredient is needed in stopping the spread of...
The possibility of another tsunami in the Indian Ocean during the next century
By: Jacob Cohen-Donnelly
To truly understand if a tsunami will occur, one must first understand what a tsunami is and how exactly it is occurs. A tidal wave is not a tsunami. That must be understood from the beginning if one is to understand what causes a tsunami...
By: Stacy Wong
INTRODUCTIONBackgroundGenerally, mangroves refer to highly adapted plants found in tropical intertidal forest communities. The term "mangrove" could have been derived from the Malay word "manggi-manggi", for a mangrove tree Avicennia and the Arabic "el gurm", for the same, as "mang-gurm". Mangroves can be used to...

 

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