Ecosystems are the communities of living organisms and nonliving components of an area interacting as a system. Local and larger scale ecosystems change and adapt with the natural and manmade factors surrounding them. Awareness is important in preserving the ecosystems on which we rely.
Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay.
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Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
This essay is the last of a three-part series about the role of the Internet and Internet-based geoprocessing standards in the "opening up" of the geosciences. The first1essay listed reasons for open publication of geoscience data. The second2… Read More +