By: John Traveler
It is one of the rarest and most highly valued naturally occurring gem stones found on Earth, but its allure extends far beyond either its rarity or capital worth. There color, ranging from a deep iridescent blue to a foggy blue-gray, more than any other...
By: Janet Grischy
Lassen Peak and Mount Saint Helens are the only two volcanoes in the Cascade Mountains to have erupted in the twentieth century. A range that runs from Canada to northern California, it's part of the Ring of Fire. Both volcanoes arose from magma, molten rock...
The facts about blue diamonds
By: Renee Garrison
Blue diamonds are certainly the stuff of myth and legend. It would be hard to argue against the fact that the Hope Diamond is the most famous diamond of any category in the world. With a carat weight of 45.52 carats, the Hope Diamond...
The facts about blue diamonds
By: Wendy Burnett
Blue diamonds are the rarest of the rare, and their beauty has been sought after for centuries. The best known blue diamond in the world is the legendary Hope diamond, which is famous for its deep blue color and large size, and notorious for the...
The facts about blue diamonds
By: Theresa Cobb
Blue diamonds, the rarest of all diamonds, were forged billions of years ago, by tremendous pressure and heat - 2192 degrees Fahrenheit, to be exact. This kind of hellacious heat and horrendous pressure originates over one hundred miles below the earth's surface in the...
The facts about blue diamonds
By: Betty Mayes
They say diamonds are a girls best friend. Don't blue diamonds sound even more appealing? Blue diamonds are incredibly rare, especially the naturally occurring blue diamonds. Being so rare, many diamond companies will alter the color by heating the diamond. This brightens the color...
Different types of volcanoes and the effects they have on the environment
By: Brandy Hunt
There are four basic types of volcanoes. While there are several that occur in specific locations, like subglacial (under the ice caps) or submarine (on the ocean floor), or size, like super volcanoes, the four basic types that occur are composite, cinder, shield, and lava...
By: Ronnie Reese
Earth: The first frontier - And still we don't know all there is to know What do you think of when you read the words: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void;" Does...
Disaster planning for earthquakes
By: James Urbaniak
If Americans learned nothing else from the Hurricane Katrina disaster we learned that when a disaster of this magnitude strikes, local emergency resources will be spread too thin to adequately respond to our needs and national relief may come many days later. For some, help...
By: Morgan Carlson
Every year, avalanches around the world total over a million, distributed along the various snow covered mountain tops and high peaks. While most avalanches happen when nobody is around, or they are small snow falls, occasionally when the conditions are right and the trigger is...

 

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