By: Christopher Chatterton
What most people call "dirt" is being eroded at an alarming rate across most of the world's land mass and is not replaceable. Soil holds together the masses of entangled roots of the ever-shrinking Amazon rainforest in Brazil, but is being washed away by the...
Disaster planning for earthquakes
By: Pat Lunsford
Regardless of where you live, there is always the potential for natural disaster, and survival depends largely on how well you have prepared. However, unlike most natural disasters, earthquakes have absolutely no warning and can happen at any time.With any type of disaster, the...
Oil company profits: Analyzing the cost impact of water impurities
By: Dr. Abe Beagles
SO YOU OWN SHARES IN AN OIL COMPANY AND THEY ARE LOSING MONEY.Once you understand some of the reasons for high costs of some of their operations you may rethink where you put your money when it comes to oil investments. The companies that...
By: Morgan Carlson
Yellowstone: Silent Threat or Sleeping Opportunity?The first National Park of the United States, Yellowstone is a park well known for its natural pristine beauty and geological splendor. Containing two-thirds of the world's active geysers it is a world known and appreciated geological hot spot...
Volcanoes, what they do and how they're formed
By: James Robinson
Violent and devastating, legendary in history and mythology, volcanoes in action are among the most powerful forces of nature. They have shaped the Earth for billions of years and continue to do so, sometimes with deadly consequences to life and property.Awesome to witness, erupting...
A beginner's guide to rock collecting
By: Alysa Dudley
Rock collecting is a wonderful hobby. It is interesting, educational, and a great way to spend time outdoors. In addition, families can enjoy rock collecting trips together. It doesn't take hundreds of dollars to start rock collecting. The beginner can start with two tools, a...
A beginner's guide to rock collecting
By: Heinz Sladek
Rock collecting can be one of the most fun and interesting activities that can be done with a family, with children, or simply alone. For one thing, there are rocks everywhere. The key to collecting rocks, especially for the beginner, is to collect rocks that...
The different uses of nickel
By: Nayab Naseer
Nickel is a metal that formed in the earth's crust during the supernova explosions. However, for long, this metal was mistaken as copper minerals and called "kupfernickel", meaning bedeviled copper or the goblin metal. It was in 1751 that the Swedish scientist Cronstedt discovered that...
By: Brian Fleming
I come from a long line of rock collectors; therefore, I am very proud to say that I was once a beginner in the fun, exciting, and interesting field of rock collecting. To me, rocks have certain qualities not found in people, plants, or animals...
A beginner's guide to rock collecting
By: Sheri Fresonke Harper
Rock collecting can be an inexpensive past time or prepare you for a long term career as a jeweler. You can buy your stones or pick them up where you find them. You may find yourself travelling the globe to find something new or unusual...

 

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