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Easter and the Legend of the Dogwood Tree

The dogwood tree explodes into riotous bloom each year on Easter Week. Strangely, this remains true, year after year, regardless whether Easter falls in March or April–it is always, … 377 more words

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Ocean Currents in Indian Ocean

The ocean currents in Indian Ocean are studied under the following sub-headings:

Ocean Currents in the Northern Indian Ocean:

  1. South-West Monsoon Drift originates in summer.

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Ecology And Environment

G is for Grass (and Grassland)

In university I took a class in grassland ecology.  As part of the class, we had to learn how to identify grasses using an identification key…

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Ecology And Environment

Snowflake coral

The soft coral was noticed in Wandoor jetty in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Andaman.

Snowflake coral (Carijoa riisei), a shallow fast-growing soft coral, is posing a major threat to the coral reef colonies in the Gulf of Mannar, Gulf of Kutch and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 259 more words

Ecology And Environment

Half of European Bumblebees in Decline, Quarter Face Extinction--Study

Almost one-quarter of European crops’ vital pollinators – bumblebees – could die out in the coming years, as half of the species are declining, a new study says. 48 more words

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Arctic / Polar Amplification

Decline in sea ice is the major driver of Arctic amplification. This is evidence by the pattern of atmospheric warming over the Arctic. Maximum warming occurs over the surface during winter while less surface warming is found in summer when heat is being used to melt sea ice. 950 more words

Ecology And Environment

F is for Fungi

Imagine that you are standing in the heart of an old-growth Douglas-fir forest.  All around you, massive trunks soar skyward.  You feel humbled and awed to be in the presence of such majestic, ancient trees. 

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