By: Janet Grischy
A geyser is a geothermal feature that periodically emits a fountain of hot water and steam. Geysers are spectacularly rare. There may be something like 1,000 in the world. They are unusual because there must be a specific confluence of factors to produce them...
Largest volcanoes on Earth
By: Shelly Barclay
At this time there are more than 1,500 volcanoes on the surface of the Earth. This number does not include the volcanoes that exist under the ocean, of which there are potentially thousands. The largest of these 1,500 volcanoes pose a major...
By: Morgan Carlson
Fossil fuels are created over several hundred million years through a process that converts deceased organic life into hydrocarbons. This process that requires a careful balance of heat and pressure uses two different life types to generate three different results. These results are the fossil...
By: Janet Grischy
Igneous extrusion builds a volcano. A mound or peak forms, built of melted rock and associated materials. Rock formed by volcanic heat is called igneous, from Latin, meaning "of fire". The sides of a volcano can be steep, slope gently, or even form a volcanic...
By: Ethel Smith
Earthquakes in the UK Many people think that earthquakes are an unknown phenomenon in the UK but they are wrong. Sure the UK does not usually experience severe earthquakes but that does not mean mild ones do not occur regularly. I was actually surprised to...
By: Janet Grischy
Manhattan can seem like one of the most manufactured environments in the world. Yet its bones are often visible. In Central Park, many huge rocks stand out from the groomed landscape, some bearing the deep scoring of glacial striation, some shining with glacial polish...
The facts about blue diamonds
By: Joseph Malek
For those of you who do not know, diamonds have been found that are colored other than in shades of grey or what are known as a pure white diamonds. Those other colors are various shades of yellow, purple, red, brown and blue. There are...
By: Barbara Kasey Smith
The facts about blue diamonds... I would suspect there are few women in the world who don't like diamonds. Women are intrigued by them, and they love to sport a big diamond on their finger or fingers. We love the excitement connected with the man...
By: Lalitha Subbaraman
Blue diamonds are anyone's special intriguing gems . Diamonds are being formed by fusion of carbon atoms in cubic lattice structure. Diamonds are being formed by carbon atoms under extreme pressure and heat deep below earth's surface. Volcanic eruption and lava flow can bring it up...
By: Allen Teal
While many people are mesmerized by the idea of witnessing a volcanic eruption, the rising column of smoke and ash coupled with the glow of fiery rocks and lava pale in comparison to the event that happens as a result of the eruption. The real...

 

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