Some of the strangest place names ever
By: Len Morse
YOU LIVE WHERE?A town name says a lot, especially if it's an unusual word or phrase. It could be a reflection of the town's personality, history, or perhaps the founder's sense of humor or state of mind. A town name can inspire pride, serenity...
Global warming and its effect on society
By: George Esunge Fominyen
Drought,Migration,matrimonial conflicts and Global Warming in Northern CameroonDriving past Ngong, a small district 40km to the south of Garoua - headquarters of the North Province of Cameroon (Africa) women are tilling the parched earth. Their hoes go up, are struck by the rays...
By: Gary Betts
Coastal areas along the Pacific have long prepared for a possible tsunami, but few communities along the Atlantic coast have any preparations for tsunamis. That's because tsunamis are rare in the Atlantic Ocean. They are rare, but they have occured. As a matter of fact...
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...
By: Jishi Santos
Tips for teaching geographyWhen I saw this topic my mind went on a trip from above and looked down upon the blue and green and brown and yellow and red planet and thought this will be so interesting. I taught primary school geography once and...
By: Richard Serra
I'm not a scientist, but I do pride myself for having a lust for knowledge when it comes to science and how it can play a role in our lives.I'm full of my own theories about many things that pose a grand question, and...
Preparing for a hurricane
By: Pamela S Thibodeaux
Since Hurricane Rita slammed through our area in September 2005, after years of no imminent danger from other hurricanes, people in SW Louisiana are more apt to pay attention when a storm is brewing or entering the Gulf of Mexico.Knowing that electricity was down...
What I can tell you about Equinox
By: Josh Hilp
The Spring and Fall Equinox are very interesting things. First let's go over some astronomical background for anyone who doesn't know. The Earth Rotates on an axis, completing a 360 rotation every 24 hours. It also orbits the Sun, making a complete trip around the...
By: Terrie Schultz
Clouds are part of the hydrologic cycleEveryone is familiar with the general types of clouds. Depending on the conditions, clouds come in a variety of forms: fat, puffy cumulus clouds; thin, wispy cirrus clouds; or dark, lowering stratus clouds threatening rain. Clouds are an integral...
What are some of Australia's famous land features?
By: Gary Wonning
Located in the heart of the MacDonnell Ranges lies Alice Springs, Australia's most famous oasis and the capital of the Outback. This isolated town is where Arrernte Aborigines have lived for 20,000 years, and where pioneer men and women found a new definition of...

 

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