Daily Archives: May 7, 2008

Distribution of Volcanic Activity

Volcanic activity is widespread over the earth, but tends to be concentrated in specific locations. Volcanoes are most likely to occur along the margins of tectonic plates, especially in subduction zones where oceanic plates dive under continental plates. As the … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Hotspots in India

What is Biodiversity The beauty of a forest! The pleasure of walking through it, enjoying the smells of the flowers and the wild; watching the insects flitting about and listening to the birds chirp – how we all love it … Continue reading

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Causes, Effects and Solutions for Acid Rain

“Acid Rain,” or more precisely acid precipitation, is the word used to describe rainfall that has a pH level of less than 5.6. This form of air pollution is currently a subject of great controversy because of it’s worldwide environmental … Continue reading

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Algal Bloom : A Coastal Hazard

Harmful algae are microscopic, single-celled plants that live in the sea. Most species of algae or phytoplankton, usually, are not harmful. Rather they serve as the fundamental source of food for higher forms of life. Unfortunately, a small number of … Continue reading

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