Questions tagged [environment]

For questions about an environment or aspects of it such as geographical, atmospheric or climate.

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Why would be preferable use crossbows than firearms? [closed]

First of all, I am aware that its impossible for a planet with less gravity than the Earth, to naturally maintain an atmosphere with the same terrestrial gases, in an equal or greater proportion. ...
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Where can I easily/cheaply get a hundred square miles of land for a new country?

I'm looking to found a new country on a real-to-life Earth, and I need somewhere to put it. The country is going to be anywhere from 100 to 1000 square miles (250 to 2500 square km) in size. Assume a ...
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Could human life exist on (not around) a brown dwarf? [duplicate]

This is question #2 regarding the background art of Worldbuilding.SE The Question What human-made improvements would have to be made to a brown dwarf star for humans to be able to live on it? Also, ...
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Life in a gas torus around a neutron star

Larry Niven wrote a novel called The Integral Trees, which was followed by a sequel The Smoke Ring. This is Wikipedia's synopsis of the setting: The story occurs around the fictional neutron star ...
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The Midwest, Great Lakes Earth

I live in northeastern Nebraska, and I had seen more than enough of tornadoes in my lifetime. So in an alternate Earth, it is my hope to make some changes that would save my home from being another ...
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What are the most efficient sources of water and electricity in a vast desert? [closed]

I have a story taking place in a vast desert. There are however a few large and highly advanced cities within this desert with running water and electricity and I was wondering if this would be ...
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The Rocky Mountains, Great Lakes Earth

The mountains of the American West have some major differences. For starters, only the Rockies stand firm—no Coast Range, no Grand Canyon and most certainly no Sierra Nevada. The Rockies on Great ...