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  • what is habitat conservation

What Is Habitat Conservation

WHAT IS HABITAT CONSERVATION? Habitat conservation means protecting the places where things on earth live.  A habitat is a place where a certain animal, plant, or other living thing [...]

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What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

WHAT IS SICK BUILDING SYNDROME? Sick building syndrome is a term that describes a wide range of undefined symptoms that people have when they live in a building. It [...]

  • What Is Hydrology

What Is Hydrology?

WHAT IS HYDROLOGY? Hydrology is the study of water from a scientific standpoint. It includes the study of water's occurrence, properties, circulation, and distribution on, beneath, and above the [...]

  • define ocean acidification

What Is Ocean Acidification?

WHAT IS OCEAN ACIDIFICATION? Ocean acidification is the process by which the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus decreasing the ocean’s pH. The ocean absorbs up to [...]

  • what is the wildlife trade

What Is the Wildlife Trade?

WHAT IS THE WILDLIFE TRADE? It is called the "wildlife trade" when people trade and sell living or dead wild animals and plants. This practice has a direct effect [...]

  • Why corals are important

Why Are Coral Reefs Important?

Why Are Coral Reefs Important? At first look, you may think you’re looking at a lump of colorful rocks. But, these are not rocks. These eye-catching figures are coral [...]

  • ocean dead zone

Ocean Dead Zones

Ocean Dead Zones The ocean is an important part of our ecosystem. It produces most of the oxygen we breathe. It’s also very important for our economy, providing food [...]

  • walking outside and fitness

Walking Outside for Fitness

Walking outdoors is an excellent way to stay fit and healthy. In fact, walking outside has been proven to be one of the best ways to lose weight. Walking [...]

  • What's Avian Flu

What’s Avian Flu?

What is Avian Flu? Avian (bird) flu is a type of influenza caused by viruses found in birds. The flu is similar to those that infect dogs, pigs, and [...]

  • what is carbon absorption

What is Carbon Absorption

What is Carbon Absorption? The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is carbon absorption or sequestration. Geologic and biologic absorption are two major types of [...]

  • Eat crickets

Why Eat Crickets?

Why Eat Crickets? Crickets are small insects with flat bodies and sphere-shaped heads. The insect is a favorite snack for reptiles and large insects and is edible to humans. [...]

  • What is Carbon Credit

What is Carbon Credit

What is Carbon Credit? A carbon credit is a permit that a company buys. This permit lets the company make a set amount of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse [...]

  • what is a sustainable energy

Why Sustainable Energy Is Important

Why Sustainable Energy Is Important Have you ever flipped on your light switch and wondered where that power came from? Or, maybe you’ve taken a bath and begun to [...]

  • Why Invasive Species Are a Problem

Why Invasive Species Are a Problem

WHY INVASIVE SPECIES ARE A PROBLEM Invasive species are a threat to the environment. They can alter biodiversity and may also contribute to the destruction of entire ecosystems. [...]

  • vulnerable species

What Is a Vulnerable Species?

WHAT IS A VULNERABLE SPECIES? A vulnerable species is any kind of species that is at risk of becoming extinct. Often species are vulnerable because they lose their homes. [...]