Will the Everglades ever be healthy again?
Methane gas is produced naturally in the environment and also through human-related activities.
New research indicates that Trematod parasites are another factor responsible for deformities in amphibians.
Although tropical rainforests have a larger variety of plants, temperate rainforests have more biomass then their warmer cousins. Seventy percent of all plants in a rainforest are trees.
In the past 50 years, almost two thirds of the world’s temperate and tropical rainforests have been destroyed. The main cause of permanent rainforest destruction is the ruthless exploitation of rainforest resources. Often, the causes of deforestation are closely interconnected.
There are distinct differences between the animals that live in temperate and tropical rainforests. Although tropical rainforests have incredible species diversity, temperate rainforests have less diversity but more animals.
Volunteering your time to help the planet can also benefit you. Find out ways to learn new skills while traveling, getting a tax deduction or course credit.
All food webs and food chains are critical to ecosystems. If one species of plant or animal is removed from the chain, the health of the ecosystem is weakened.
Not all rainforests are in the tropics, read on to learn more about rainforests all over the planet and the amazing biodiversity that they contain.
The National Research Council (NRC) committee recommends that EPA adopt a watershed-based permitting system that would encompass all discharges — including stormwater and wastewater — that impact waterways in a particular drainage basin, rather than having individual permits.
Watermen living on the Chesapeake Bay used to make their living harvesting oysters in the winter months and blue crabs from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day. Oysters were almost wiped out in the 1980’s and blue crab harvests have declined also. New research efforts may help revive the crab industry.
Ecosystems are fascinating, complex systems made of communities of animals and non-living components. Each ecosystem like the Arctic and Everglades has food webs and chains that include Bald Eagles, Polar Bears, wolves, alligators, catfish, seals, and Blue herons. Read on to learn more.
1,355 species of plants and animals are protected by a group of government agencies including NOAA, US Fish and Wildlife, MMPA and NMFS. Learn more about the laws that help to protect Endangered Species in the US.
Wild horses don’t have many predators. Yet, the threats of lack of adequate grazing land and water they face have the potential to wipe them out, some say within five years. Sadly the organizations that are suppose to protect Wild horses are causing them the most harm.