By: Elizabeth M Young
The OSRA model lives deep within the Department of the Interior and the acronym stands for Oil Spill Risk Analysis. For an organizational map, there is the Department of the Interior, a secretariat and cabinet level agency that is broadly charged with protecting our environment...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The most disturbing element of deep water oil extraction is always going to be the unknowns that are ignored in favor of ambitions for getting and selling oil. The biggest unknowns include the pressures and physical challenges of installing, maintaining and operating equipment in places...
Wind and ocean currents
By: Slawomir Puk
Besides keeping us warm, the Sun also supplies the energy to drive the Earth’s powerful and complicated weather systems. Wind, rain, snow, hail, fog, frost, heat and cold are the ground-level effects of the Sun’s heat on our planet’s air, water and...
By: Irrira Rikki
We could come up with more strategic plans to conserve water. If Counties or Countries could save more water from fast going down the drains - for the want of better knowledge - of what to do with all the rain when it does bucket...
How acidification is threatening the world's oceans
By: Judith Willson
When the amount of carbon in the atmosphere increases, a large amount is absorbed by the oceans. This might seem like good news, as it means there is less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to add to climate change. However the oceans are not giant...
How acidification is threatening the world's oceans
By: Perry McCarney
Saltwater covers slightly more than two thirds of the Earth's surface, about 70 percent. Although we divide this area up into geographically based seas and oceans and give them names, almost all of it is intrinsically interconnected. The naming divisions we give are for our...
By: Selenna
Ocean acidification is a global-scale change in the basic chemistry of our oceans, lowering pH levels and effectively causing ocean water to become corrosive. This lowering of pH levels is putting at risk the survival of many species of marine life and coastal communities throughout...
By: Ben Herd
Tides are the rise and fall of the world’s ocean and estuary river levels, together with the waters in smaller water inlets along a coastline. They are caused by a number of factors, but the key driving mechanism behind tides are the moon and...
Prehistoric creatures discovered in osprey reef
By: Cosette
Osprey Reef, located about 350km northeast of Cairns in Australia is home to many prehistoric creatures that could give scientists clues about our own evolution. Six-gilled sharks, giant oilfish, swarms of crustaceans and unidentified fish have been captured on low-light remote control cameras placed on...
South Africa's Great White shark and the Seasonal Shift Theory
By: Jason Stevens - 576365
In the last several years, scientists studying great whites in False Bay, South Africa, have confirmed that this apex predator switches his feeding patterns from deeper waters around Seal Island to locales closer to shore as summer approaches. “It has become generally accepted that...

 

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