The future of crude oil and alternative energy
By: Daniel J. Gansle
The future of crude oil is pretty simple: the resource that has greased the wheels of our modern-day economy for over 100 years is finite, and is being depleted rapidly. As President Bush communicated during his April 29, 2008 press conference, we are in a...
What will happen when we run out of oil
By: Kevin Puszert
The price of oil is going up because we are running out. We do not have the ability to shift enough resources into alternative fuels before our infrastructure starts to collapse. At that point, based on the precedent of how our leaders have handled the...
A brief guide to the Earth's continents
By: Janet Grischy
The continents move. They break apart slowly, through geologic time, and then crash together again, to re-form the legendary super-continents. Right now we are in the dispersed part of the cycle.The last supercontinent was Pangaea, a single mass that curved around the ancient Tethys...
What will happen when we run out of oil
By: Jacqueline Homan
Centralia, Pennsylvania: Our Largest Deposit of Back-Up Fuel Up In Smoke, Thanks To Government Ineptitude and Corporate GreedCentralia was a coal mining town nestled in the southern region of Pennsylvania's Columbia County: home to the largest anthracite coal deposit in the world. It is approximately...
By: Erika Frensley
Earth's geology and tectonics has created amazing geology and geologic features. This article briefly describes the deepest points and the highest points on Earth.DEEPEST POINTSThere are actually two deepest points on Earth: the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, and the Dead Sea in...
Jade and associated minerals
By: John Carter
The very name speaks of the orient, of China, and other far away places lost in the mists of time. But in fact the name jade is from Spanish "piedra de yjado" literally "kidney stone." Yet most jade today is found in North America...
Fossil fuels and the environment
By: Allan Taylor
Fossil Fuels are the New Green PowerIf we want a greening planet we must have more CO2 in the atmosphere. We have been doing this by burning fossil fuels to an increasing extent and the planet has responded favorably. We have benefited because now we...
The history of the Earth lies in its rocks: Rock of Ages
By: Ronnie Jay
Rock of AgesWe cannot speak of years, for to do so would bind the Rock to terrestrial parameters; and the Rock is not of the Earth. "Ages" would be a better term, and "Aeons" better still, neither being restricted in meaning to any specific reckoning...
The future of crude oil and alternative energy
By: Pamela Olson
How American Energy Independence Was Won.The Great American Story. Nevada as The New Frontier for Energy again to the rescue of America. The energy solution is not in the past by drilling a way out, or nuking a way out, or even driving less...
The sliding rocks of the Racetrack Playa
By: Josephine Polifroni
They are known as the sliding rocks or the moving rocks or the sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa. No one has ever seen them move but move they do, leaving clear tracks in the dried mud that can be hundreds of feet long. No...

 

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