Archive for November, 2009
Did you know that the addition of nutrients to an ecosystem can be quite deadly?
An excess of nutrients in fertlizer rerun off from farms can cause a signifcant growth of algae causing an algal bloom.Eventually these algae will die and decomposing bacteria, will, in turn break down the algae .Unfortunately, the decomposing bacteria requires a lot of oxygen to do this.Since they are depleting the levels of oxygen , fish and other aquatic `creatures begin to die .Not only can severe ecological damage occur, but also the decline in fisheries can cause a negative effect on the economy.
See you next month for more Science.
A warm Eid Mubarak is extended to Muslim readers.Eid is being celebrated across North America today.We hope all of you have an Eid filled with faith, health , family and joy.
Why We Celebrate Eid-Remembering The True Meaning
Muslims will be celerating Eid in honour of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his child, Ishamael .His willingness was brought from a dream he had from Allah who ordered im to sacrifice Ismahel in Allah’s name.ProphetIbrahim knew that this was a real order and followed the command.Just when Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son who was more than willing to partake in the process, Allah removed Ismail and replaced it with a sheep.This is why Muslims in Hajj sacrifice a sheep in the name of God every year.We do it to symbolize our love for God .
Eid is celebrated with many festive activities.Both me and women wear their best clothes as they attend morning Eid prayers.Gatherings amongst friends and family occur as celerators enjoy meals together.Gifts are also exchanged between children and teenagers.Greetings also occur inthe form of Eid Mubarak!
As we do every Eid, our site is inviting Muslim readers to extend Eid wishes to each other in the comments section of this post.This is apart of our ongoing Muslim unity efforts.We hope that YOU will participate to help make the effort a success.
Non Muslims are also invited to partake in the discussion to learn more about this Islamic festival.
Eid Mubarak and thank you for celebrating Eid with us!
Indeed reports from both ISIJ of Toronto and Islami Center have confirmed that the first of Dhul Hajj was indeed on November 19 2009. Accordingly, the ninth of Dhul Hajj which marks the Islamic festival of Eid Al Adha is set for November 28 2009 for Muslims readers within North America.
Based on the moon sightings in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has declared Eid today, on November 27 2009 and Muslim readers who are celebrating Eid in accordance to the lunar calendar of Saudi Arabia are wished a happy Eid Muburak.
Readers should note that our site will be hosting Eid celebrations.A post , which offers Eid greetings , explains the importance of the event and how it is celebrated will be created on Eid day[November 28 2008].As well, readers will be encouraged to greet each other Eid Mubarak in the comment section and discuss this joyous event.
We lookforward tocelebrating Eid with the community tommorow!