Nature

Pros and Cons of Hydropower

Hydroelectric power, or hydropower, refers to using moving water to generate electricity. Water flowing downhill turns turbines that drive electric generators. Reservoirs created by dams allow operators to precisely control the rate of water flow and the amount of...

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Industrial Pollution: Causes and Effects

Starting in the 18th century and gaining popularity in the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution brought about drastic changes in the social and economic lives of humans. The benefits of the revolution are felt even today, but so are the adverse effects. The...

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The Pros and Cons of Wind Power

In today’s world, there seems to be a growing focus on practices that are sustainable and respectful of the environment.  This includes turning to forms renewable energy as alternatives to fossil fuels. One of the most well-known and visible examples of a sustainable...

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What Will You Find in a Desert Ecosystem?

Deserts are some of the harshest places on Earth. While humans can live off the land in several, severe climates, being stranded in the desert is virtually a death sentence for even the most capable wilderness survivor. It’s this particular reason that makes deserts...

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How to Be More Environmentally Conscious

Over the last twenty years, the push for people to be more environmentally conscious has continued to grow, with many businesses making it easier for people to be environmentally friendly. While there is still a large number of the population who are not aware of the...

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Yellowstone National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park, and has is a park with one of the highest traffic per year.  As these statistics, are released, I turn to the park and wonder, "How do they meet the goals set by the NPS mission statement?"  If you do not know...

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