The anatomy of a tornado
By: everending
When I was young, I thought every cloud in the summer time meant a thunderstorm, and every thunderstorm meant a tornado or some other life-changing natural disaster complete with hail, fire and flying cows. Thankfully, I've learned a lot in twenty-two years. Yet many myths...
By: Janet Grischy
Death Valley in California commonly reaches an air temperature of 120 degrees. This place is this hot partly because it is located in a belt of deserts that circle the globe. Here descending dry air that was heated at the equator and sent northward ensures...
Why the ocean at the North Pole doesn't drip
By: Bj Anderson
WHY THE OCEAN IN THE NORTH POLE DOESN'T DRIPIn geological terms the Arctic Ocean, sitting atop the world, doesn't drip due to that constantgravity. With earth's center of mass at its inner core, gravity pulls inward in all directions whether you're stationed in the Arctic...
By: Rex Trulove
It may be surprising to some, but there really isn't a lot of difference between sleet and rain, except important one. That one difference is well worth looking at in more detail, especially with the confusion about precipitation terms.In clouds, precipitation gradually builds up...
How mountain pine beetles are destroying our forests
By: Marlene Affeld - 474941
Although it is sunny, ominous black clouds lay low on the horizon. The day matches my dark mood. I am grieving. A kind neighbor, Lyle, is on his way to come to cut down and remove seven of the magnificent trees on my land. It...
Global warming and its effect on society
By: Dr. Michael Smith
With increasing frequency, evidence of global warming and climate change are making headlines around the world. Politicians, while giving lip service to the dangers that lie ahead for the planet, lack a fundamental understanding of either the dangers or the solution to the problem. They...
Should Scientists Allowed Divert Hurricane Major City Dooming Rural
By: Jimmy Ettele
Not content with contaminating the land we occupy with Styrofoam coolers and Hummer H2's. Unfulfilled with our slow extermination of sea creatures so as they may fill our bellies as part of a surf and turf platter. Dismayed at the lack of progress towards completely...
The relationship between the ecosystems and pollution
By: Aj Oshobe
Pollution is one of the major contributors to extinction of species, drastic change in weather conditions and changes in the physical environment; it affects all aspect of the environment. Pollution affects species on earth and can significantly reduce their population or eradicate them. This occurs...
How biochar may help save our planet
By: David Nuttle
For several hundred years, a few Amazonian Indian tribes have used a slash-and-char technique in the process of clearing forests to make fields to produce food crops. The timber biomass, removed from the land, was placed in pits and started on fire, and then covered...
Some water conservation strategies
By: D K Mitchell
Now let's get this straight from the start, there is no shortage of water in the world. The shortage is of usable clean water. Obviously what some people don't seem to understand is that there is always the same amount of water on earth. It...

 

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