By: Thom W. Conroy
Although the task to clean your house after a nearby willdfire can be a great deal of work, those who live in fire prone areas consider themselves in most instances fortunate to have a home to return to following the disaster. To soot and ash...
Is Space Travel to the Planet Mars too Dangerous
By: Daniel Relph
No, the dangers to humans can be mitigated. With the right space ship and crew travel to Mars could be overcome the known dangers. Of course, space travel to the Red Planet will still be dangerous; after all, human travel to Mars would be a...
By: C. William White
What causes the Northern Lights? The Northern lights, or aurora borealis, are light displays in the skies that can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere especially near the Earth’s North Magnetic Pole. Currently the Pole is located in the arctic island regions of Canada...
By: Leigh Goessl
A dirty thunderstorm is an expression that has been given to describe the electrical discharges of lightening that occur during a volcanic eruption. National Geographic wrote about the natural phenomenon of volcanic lightening in 2007 and stated "the findings offer a rare glimpse of this...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) in the US recognizes 17 types of natural disasters. They are: Chemical emergencies, dam failures, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, hazardous material incidents, heat, hurricanes, landslides, nuclear power plant emergencies, terrorism, thunderstorms, tornados, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, and winter storms. But there...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Throughout the world, agricultural workers encounter an amazing number and variety of environmental exposures to hazards that are both anthropogenic and natural. From plant dust to mosquito borne disease; from soil and water borne pathogens to pesticide and ticks; from excessive cold to excessive heat:...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are so many environmental exposures that affect human and animal health in so many ways that it is impossible to cover them all. One fruitful way to provide a project that will educate and inform is to use the EPA EnvironMapper for a guide...
How will the environment of space affect human evolution?
By: Marvin Somers
The human imagination is prone to wild embellishments. Only a few decades ago science fiction writers were confidently predicting that we would be moving around in flying cars; others have confidently predicted that we will be colonising planets by the end of the 21st century...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Womens health is a critical human survival issue in relation to natural and anthropogenic toxins in the environment. There are issues of toxins, allergens, viral and bacterial environmental threats that affect reproduction and fertility. Other environmental threats pass to developing fetuses, causing birth defects. Still...
By: Lenna Gonya
One of the most controversial property line disputes may be on the horizon, since, according to an amazing recent discovery by Russia, they now own the North Pole. In fact, in 2007, they staked their claim, by planting a flag at the Pole on the...

 

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