Madison Ciulla (Charles Best)

Hello everyone! I'm back for my fifth round of research for my inquiry question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" I sort of altered this round a bit, and I decided to do a small little side of research on the desert tortoise, and its recently decoded genome! Found in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, the desert tortoise (a.k.a. Agassiz's desert tortoise, or Gopherus agssizii) is said to have came into existence in North America over 35 million years...Read More...
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Hey everyone! I'm back for round four of my inquiry question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" For this round, I will be talking about climate change, environmental issues, and other threats that are challenging the desert. In addition, I will also touch on how the desert is getting preserved and how we are helping to protect the animals and plants. Threats to the Desert: Water Pollution Water is already pretty scarce in the Mojave. So, to make matters...Read More...
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Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, this is my third round of research for my question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" Wow! Three weeks has gone by so quick! This round is altered a bit, I decided to look more at what animals are endangered/on the verge of extinction, and what is causing their extinction. Not so much what role they play in helping the environment. The Mojave desert has a very fragile ecosystem, threatened by urbanization and development. Many animals are...Read More...
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Hi everyone! This is my second round of research for my question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" This round I will be looking into the Joshua Tree National Park, the dependancy the Joshua tree and yucca moth have on each other, and some results of what would happen if either of these species went extinct. Joshua Tree National Park: (I will be referring to it as JTNP) JTNP has two distinct deserts: the Mojave, and the Colorado. It includes amazing...Read More...
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Last Reply By Rhea Manhas (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone! This is my first round of research for my inquiry question: "How has the Joshua tree and the yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?" In this post, I will be explaining some basic information on the Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Moth. This will help me have a good base of knowledge on the topic, as I continue my research further. The Mojave Desert: "Mojave" comes from the Native American tribe that once lived in this region . (1) The Mojave Desert is located in Southern...Read More...
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Hi everyone! This is my research plan for my first inquiry question of the year: “How has the Joshua Tree and the Yucca moth shaped the Mojave Desert?” Last spring break, I visited the Joshua Tree National Park, located in the Mojave Desert. I was really fascinated with the different vegetation, climate and especially the thousands of Joshua trees. After visiting the information centers located in the national park, I learned about how the Mojave Desert relies on certain animals and plants.Read More...
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Hello! This is a sum up of all the information I collected during my 3 rounds of research. Question: How is food and its packaging harming the environment? It’s important for people to be aware of food waste and the harm its causing to the environment. How food ends up being wasted, packaging used for most foods, better packaging alternatives, and how we can reduce less food waste are all important things people should know about. First and foremost, a cause of food getting wasted is the...Read More...
Hello! This post will be covering my third and final round of research, as well as all my data I got from my action. Last round I looked at types of packaging used for foods, what it’s made of, and how it plays a harsh role in the habitats of marine animals and wildlife. This round I explored how people can reduce the amount of packaging and food waste created, and better alternatives to packaging that are eco-friendly and biodegradable. How can we reduce the mass of food we waste? With 95%...Read More...
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Hi everyone! This is my second round of research for my inquiry question: “ How is food and its packaging harming the environment? ” My first round covered how food gets wasted, where that ends up, and how it’s impacting animals. For this round, I looked at types of packaging used for foods, what it’s made of, and how it plays a harsh role in the habitats of marine animals and wildlife. What is used to package foods? In the food industry, companies will mainly package food using plastic,...Read More...
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Last Reply By Claire Njeri (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hello! This is my first round of research is about how food gets wasted and how that's contributing negatively to the environment. My inquiry question is “ How is food and its packaging harming the environment? ” How is food getting wasted? Every year, 1/3 of all the food produced is wasted (6). Throughout the process of growing crops, the food that is grown gets wasted as it makes its way to the grocery stores. During the harvest, sometimes perfectly good fruits and vegetables are discarded...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
For this inquiry project, my question will be " How is food and its packaging harming the environment?” The reason I am interested in this question is because I like learning about the production of food, nutrition and the effects on our health. This is what I based my last inquiry project on, so for this next project I want to continue to look at food production but how it harms the environment, not our health. I know from experience that stores like Costco create a lot of waste and plastic...Read More...
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