By: Corbin Campbell
Mt. Katmai, located in Alaska, is considered to be an active volcano. It is part of a system of active volcanoes that exhibit continued fumarole and hot spring activity. Mt. Katmai, while not dangerous to any major cities directly, could conceivably spew enough ash and...
By: Jessica Hatch - 359719
Yellowstone: A Silent Threat?The news is out; Yellowstone is rising at a significant rate. But what exactly does this mean? And what can the world expect from this? Everyday there are potential threats to our norms of living: from terrorism to Mother Nature in...
All you need to know about earthquakes
By: Rex Trulove
The knowledge about earthquakes and the science of seismology has come a very long way in the last couple centuries. Back then, all quakes were deemed to be retribution by an angry God or gods. The idea that there might be a physical cause simply...
What is a super volcano?
By: Rex Trulove
Even volcanic eruptions that are considered minor can cause a great deal of damage, eject hundreds or thousands of tons of ash, rock, or lava, and have the potential to be very deadly. Generally, volcanic eruptions are classified as minor, moderate, or major, and of...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Rex Trulove
Man's knowledge of, and explanation of earthquakes is constantly evolving as more is learned about the earth. A thousand years ago, the commonly accepted explanation ranged from angry gods to great creatures that writhed and churned, causing the temblors. Little changed regarding this view as...
By: Shirley Lenz
Sabino Canyon Tucson, ArizonaIn the foothills of Arizona's southern Catalina Mountains 12 miles from downtown Tucson you will find Sabino Canyon. It begins at an altitude of 2,800 feet and rises to 3,300 feet at its end. Although it is a desert and...
By: Pierre Du Plessis
VolcanoesA terrible noise fills the air. Rocks are thrown hundreds of feet into the air. A cloud of ash blots out the sun. The mountain which was once so peaceful glows red as lava pours down its slopes. Volcano eruptions can come suddenly, with just...
By: Jack Pine
Imagine hitting a rock with a hammer and revealing an impression of an animal or plant that lived hundreds of millions of years ago, and being the first human to ever see it. Besides experiencing the excitement that comes with your discovery, if the fossil...
By: Elibit
You may have seen the Discovery Channel special on the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone. I know I didn't know anything about supervolcanoes or that there was anything under Yellowstone until I saw that special. Since seeing it though I've done a lot of research on the...
By: Phillip Ellis - 361472
Ts Eliot said the world would end 'not with a bang, but with a whimper',presumably stripped of its resources and life-forces. But I don't think he had vectored in our addiction and self destructive need for oil, the most combustible commodity the world has...

 

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