Uses of potable water
By: Effie Moore Salem
The uses of potable water should be only for drinking, for cooking and for washing vegetables for ourselves and for our animals. Of course, we do not want to bathe or wash in contaminated water so we use potable water for this purpose; however, we...
Defining fjords
By: Douglas Black
The world is filled with many natural wonders like the cavernous North American Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Angel Falls hidden deep within the lush forest of Venezuela, and the majestic Norwegian Fjords, which most will remember from the blockbuster hit, Lord of The Rings...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
It should be a really easy answer. What are the tallest waterfalls in the world? So first, I will give you the easy answer and then we'll look at some of the issues with classifying waterfalls.1. Angel Falls ~ VenezuelaAngel falls has a total...
What is an artesian spring or an artesian well
By: Monique Nelson
What is an Artesian Spring or an Artesian Well?In order to understand an artesian spring, or artesian well, we must first have an understanding of artesian aquifers, which are their source. Simply stated, an aquifer is an underground body of water. Unconfined aquifers lay...
The Blue Nile
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
"The river ... fell in one sheet of water, without any interval, above half an English mile in breadth, with a force and a noise that was truly terrible, and which stunned and made me, for a time, perfectly dizzy. A thick fume, or haze, covered...
Longest rivers on earth
By: Effie Moore Salem
The White Nile and the Blue Nile, separate tributaries emerge farther on to form the Nile, the longest river on earth. This is the river that history teachers have been telling us about since the beginning of history books. As school children - in the...
The danger of pollution-based acid rain
By: Effie Moore Salem
Acid rain makes gardening more difficult. But in general, acid rain pollutes the earth and renders the earth unsuitable for habitation. For land to be habitable to animal and vegetation its ratio of minerals and acid producing particles must be balanced. When the rain contains...
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: Victoria Tengblad
It's safe to say that nearly everyone has seen, or at least heard of, Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth addressing the depleting Planet Earth. Pollution, the controversial issue of global warming, and product waste, are only the beginning to the problems we are beginning to face...
Disagree
By: Karen Kapteinis
Thinning of old growth forests is not a necessary process for forest health and human safety. In fact, it can be detrimental to the forest in several different ways. As a rule, thinning is used to describe the selective removal of trees from a forest...

 

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