By: Morgan Carlson
Yellowstone: Silent Threat or Sleeping Opportunity?The first National Park of the United States, Yellowstone is a park well known for its natural pristine beauty and geological splendor. Containing two-thirds of the world's active geysers it is a world known and appreciated geological hot spot...
Volcanoes, what they do and how they're formed
By: James Robinson
Violent and devastating, legendary in history and mythology, volcanoes in action are among the most powerful forces of nature. They have shaped the Earth for billions of years and continue to do so, sometimes with deadly consequences to life and property.Awesome to witness, erupting...
Why is groundwater important?
By: Vladimir Padilla
Groundwater is important globally for human consumption, and changes in quality can have serious consequences. It is also important to sustain habitats and to maintain the quality of base flow that feeds the rivers. The chemical composition of groundwater is a measure of its suitability...
By: Morgan Carlson
There isn't much to surviving a hail storm so long as one is aware of two things: how to recognize the conditions for an impending hail storm and the best area to seek shelter. Hail storms are not random occurrences and follow distinct rules and...
By: Morgan Carlson
Since the discovery of a few of its fragmented fossil bones and teeth in 1822 the Iguanodon has undergone many controversies on how not only the animal in question looked, but its habits, social life, and posture. From the first mistaken placement of its thumb...
Why is groundwater important?
By: Cynthia Ruff
Groundwater is a natural resource that is derived from rain, snow (i.e., precipitation). It can be found in cracks, spaces and layers of soil, sand, and rock. These layers are defined as aquifers (i.e., underground geological water systems) and could be deep or...
The importance of organically grown food
By: Mario Carini
Man has, through the centuries of his existence, always attempted to improve on Mother Nature, tampering with a system that has worked, fed and provided protection for animals and plant life for millions of years.While the addition of pesticides, herbicides, chemical treatments and irradiation...
By: Pamela Kay
As devastating as they often are, forest fires help ecosystems and forests to flourish and continue playing their role in the ever-changing symphony of nature. Without the aid of the fires, a forest would become an overgrown tangle of dead-fall with only the most persistent...
The endangered sea dragon described
By: Gary Duncan
Picture, if you will, a living, undulating mass of seaweed. It doesn't blend too well with the other masses of seaweed, far more green than this mass that seems to have broken off of the rest. It's far more ornate than your average watery plant...
By: Perry McCarney
The seven billion ash trees of North America are facing a very serious threat; already tens of millions have been killed. Unlike their Asian cousins, they have no biochemical defenses against the actions of the larvae (young) of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire; given the common name...

 

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