Freshwater
The freshwater biome is a fascinating ecosystem, containing a plethora of lifeforms in various locations on every continent. To be considered “freshwater,” the water must have a low concentration of salt, generally less than 1 percent. This includes lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water. The plants and animals that inhabit the freshwater biome are adapted to...
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 power produced. A release pipe called a penstock concentrates the force of the elevated water in the reservoir. As long...
Geothermal power station
Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy for human civilization since the start of the industrial revolution. While coal, oil and natural gas still supply most of the world’s energy, growing concerns about dwindling supplies and the carbon released when these fuels are burned have spurred a search for clean, renewable energy sources. While wind and solar...
Garbage On Rocks
Water is, perhaps, the most precious resource available on the planet. For a large amount of life to exist on Earth, access to fresh water is crucial. Despite the fact that water comprises more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, only about 2.5 percent of this water can be qualified as “fresh.” Though ample water can be found...
Forest Being Cleared
Imagine a world without rain forests: no centuries-old trees to see and no unique animals to watch. That world could become reality in a hundred years if deforestation continues at the rate it’s happening today. Right now, forests cover about 30 percent of the Earth’s landmass. However, that number is quickly dropping as millions of acres of forests are...
What Is Soil Conservation and What Do I Need To Know About It? There is a lot of journalistic coverage about conserving forests, oceans, and energy, which are all extremely important for the environment. Soil does not currently receive as much attention, however, without adequately fertile soil, agriculture would disappear and humanity along with it. Soil erosion damages surrounding water...
Plasma ball energy
Plasma energy is produced when fusion takes place in a controlled and magnetized environment. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, a gas in which a sufficient amount of energy is present to enable ions and electrons to coexist. Scientific evidence suggests that plasma is actually the most common state of matter in the universe, and plasmas are even...
Green technology combines science and technology to reach a goal of repairing the world’s ecosystems. Also known as environmental or clean technology, this strategy encompasses a wide variety of techniques, such as green building, recycling and using clean energy. The ultimate goal is to conserve nature and make the Earth a sustainable place for future generations. We’re digging into...
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 energy source is wind power. If you’ve ever been on a road trip and seen fields full of...
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 so interesting. They’re devoid of almost everything life needs to thrive, but it perseveres anyway. Deserts...