Causes, Effects and Solutions to Water Scarcity (Water Deficit)

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What is Water Scarcity? Water scarcity involves water crisis, water shortage, water deficit or water stress. Water scarcity can be due to physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity. Physical water scarcity refers to a situation where natural water resources are unable to meet a region’s demand while economic water scarcity is a result of … Read more

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Desert Biome, and Major Types of Deserts on Earth

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What is a Desert Biome? Desert biomes are incredibly interesting to look at. They cover about 20% of the Earth and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year. There are mainly four types of deserts in this biome – hot and dry, semiarid, coastal, and cold. These ecosystems are identified by the fact that … Read more

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Types and Importance of Wetlands

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What is a Wetland? A wetland is typically an area of land that is completely saturated with water, whether all throughout the year or only during certain seasons. Because these areas of land are covered in water as well as a variety of different land and water dwelling plant life, they are well known to … Read more

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35 Super Easy Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly

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35 Super Easy Ways to Eat Environmentally Friendly Take a minute and think about how many plastic sandwich bags you have used over the years. That might be just what you need to realize why it’s important to figure out a way to eat in an environmentally friendly way. Every little change you make has … Read more

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Five Ways To Make Your Business More Energy Sufficient

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Five Ways To Make Your Business More Energy Sufficient It’s not just individuals that are working on living greener lifestyles. Businesses are also trying to go green, probably because they know that people want to help the environment and will be happier working with businesses that are green and have the same outlook as they … Read more

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Causes, Effects and Brilliant Solutions to Growing Problem of Wildfires

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What are Wildfires? Wildfires or bushfires are blazes that are uncontrolled and fueled by different types of weather, dry underbrush, and wind, which burn land by the acres and take over everything in their paths, in just a few minutes. There are typically about 100,000 wildfires in the United States every year. An average of … Read more

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What is Peak Oil?

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What is Peak Oil? Peak oil is defined as the exact point in time that the global product of crude oil hits its maximum rate. After this point, the production of oil will then start to gradually decline. The theory of “Peak Oil” was developed by M. King Hubbert, who claimed that the oil production … Read more

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How to Become the Most Eco-Friendly Driver

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Become the Most Eco-Friendly Driver As the world’s supply of fossil fuels dwindles, petrol and diesel prices continue to soar and people become more and more eco-conscious, the importance of environmentally friendly driving is increasing. Already there has been a significant rise in the number of eco-cars on the roads in the past couple of … Read more

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Renewable and Non-renewable Resources

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Renewable and Non-renewable Resources When discussing different sources of energy, you often hear the terms “renewable” and “non-renewable”. What is the difference? Quite simply, a renewable energy source like solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ocean is one that can be replenished in a human’s lifetime. Non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) … Read more

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Causes, Effects and Solutions to Combat Desertification

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What is Desertification? Desertification is defined as a process of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid areas due to various factors including climatic variations and human activities. Or, to put it in another way, desertification results in persistent degradation of dryland and fragile ecosystems due to man-made activities and variations in climate. Desertification, in short, is when land … Read more

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