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Open Acid rain
Acid rain

Acidic precipitation thought to be caused mainly by the release into the atmosphere of sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ) and oxides of nitrogen (NO x ), which

Open Adaptation (Biology)
Adaptation (Biology)

In biology, a trait of an organism that increases its chances of success in its environment. Animals and plants adapt to changes in their environment

Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873

Swiss-born US palaeontologist and geologist who developed the idea of the ice age. He established his name through his work on the classification of

Open Air pollution
Air pollution

contamination of the air by noxious gases and minute particles of solid and liquid matter (particulates) in concentrations that endanger health. The

Open Alternative energy
Alternative energy

Although it consists of just 5 percent of the world's human population, the United States consumes the greatest share, 25 percent, of the world's

Animal migration

Movement, either seasonal or as part of a single life cycle, of certain animals, chiefly birds and fish, to distant breeding or feeding grounds. The

Open Archipelagoes

The term archipelago is most commonly used to refer to a group or chain of islands, although it can also refer to a sea containing a large number of

Open Arroyos

A term of Spanish origin used in the American West for an ephemeral stream channel with a rectangular cross section entrenched in alluvium . They may

Open Astronomy & Earth Sciences
Astronomy & Earth Sciences

Exploring the Earth from above and below Recent years have seen basic geology merge with other sciences to produce the all-embracing discipline of

Open Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean

[Lat.,=of Atlas], second largest ocean (c.31,800,000 sq mi/82,362,000 sq km; c.36,000,000 sq mi/93,240,000 sq km with marginal seas). Extent and Seas