By: Alex Cull
According to current scientific orthodoxy, the main cause of global warming is the large amount of man-made carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Henrik Svensmark is a scientist who has put forward an alternative hypothesis, however. He proposes that global warming - and global cooling, for...
By: Paul Taylor - 489427
Common household appliances, especially older ones, can be significant energy wasters, and therefore greenhouse gas producers. These daily-use conveniences may be adding unnecessarily to your carbon footprint. Great strides have been made in the energy efficiency of household appliances due to new technologies, materials and...
How brown clouds threaten glaciers
By: Morgan Carlson
As human population increases across the world, so too does the problems associated with that growth. The most fascinating and involving change of our times is the issue of global warming; a problem clearly seen through the evidence of melting ice around the world from...
World's smallest countries
By: Harry Stevens
There is a lot of variation among the world's 200 or so countries. They vary in government, size, and population. However, one of the most notable differences among the many countries of the world is their variation in size. They differ in the millions of...
Air pollution problems and 'clean air' gains since the 1960's
By: Rita Mcconnell
Perhaps no where in the United States is the success of the Clean Air Act more apparent than in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Known around the world as the Steel City, Pittsburgh was once described in its industrial heyday as "Hell with the lid off." It...
History and basic facts about the Niagara Falls
By: Bhadase Maharaj
Niagara Falls is a footprint of the last Ice Age located between the Canadian and the United States border. It is approximately 120 km or 75 miles south east of the city of Toronto in Canada and 17 km or 27 miles north west of...
How hurricanes are named
By: Harry Stevens
The modern system of naming hurricanes in the Atlantic has been around since the year 1953. Naming the various tropical disturbances in the Atlantic makes differentiating between various ones a lot easier, as well as the study of them. During the hurricane season for the...
Do the benefits of salmon farming outweigh any detrimental effects?
By: Tim Bird
The salmon farming industry in North America is a highly contentious subject, provoking passionate responses from advocates and detractors alike. The issues surrounding this controversial topic are numerous and varied, and are notoriously difficult to prove. Accordingly, the question of whether the benefits of the...
By: Keith Hamburger
There are a number of weather phenomena that cause damage from a major thunderstorm. Wind, rain and lightning are associated with almost any storm. The most damage, however, usually comes from hail and tornadoes in the strongest storms. Since hail and tornadoes are caused from...
By: Keith Hamburger
There are numerous environmental concerns with the production and use of shale oil. Virtually every step of the process of production of energy from oil shale is fraught with hazards. From the very beginning of the oil shale process, the effort of getting it out...

 

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