What Medieval Greenland Vikings could teach us about climate change
By: Jimmy Nightingale
In a nutshell, absolutely nothing.The climate denial community make a big deal about a spike in temperatures called the Medieval Warm Period which occurred somewhere between 1000 and 1270 AD. This argument is used to suggest that the current period of warming is nothing...
Four distinct starfish species described
By: Robert Bullard
Although there are over 1800 differing species of starfish (Sea Stars), this article will focus on 4 unique species, which are:THE SUNFLOWER STAR (Pycnopodia Helianthoides)The Sunflower Star is among the largest of any starfish species. They commonly grow to over 2 ft. in diameter, weighing...
Brown clouds and global climate change
By: Alex Thompson - 495703
In the late 1980s and 1990s, scientists (and anyone traveling on airplanes) could see brown hazes hanging over many regions, particularly Eurasian megacities with millions of people. These layers of haze contain a wide range of chemical constituents, including carbon-rich organic aerosols generated by small...
Energy-saving tips
By: Pamela Gentry
SAVING ENERGY:IN YOUR HOME AND IN YOUR LIFEIn this tight economy, it is important that we utilize ways to save money and energy. In our homes, we need to know what will cut down on the energy expended. In our lives, we wish that we...
Organic agriculture explained
By: Barbara Stanley
In your local grocery store, you may have noticed a growing section in produced marked, Organic. You will also note the higher price per pound. The customer must decide whether the increase in price is worth paying for a grocery item that claims to be...
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
The largest "Dead Zone" off the coast of North America occurs in the Gulf of Mexico. The area varies in size but can cover anywhere from 6,000 to 7,000 square miles. The "Dead Zone" begins at the Mississippi River delta and occurs between...
By: Morgan Carlson
There is no cost effective method or measure to take that would stop the melting of Greenland's glaciers in a timely manner. As unfortunate as it is to say, the melting of the world's ice is a natural phenomena that has merely been accelerated by...
How can we reduce our electricity consumption at home and offices
By: Laurie Childree
Reducing electricity consumption both at home and at the office is important. Not only can it help the environment but it can help save money for individuals and businesses as well. There is an overwhelming amount of information available on saving electricity that can cause...
By: Barbara Stanley
Nomads in Central Asia have been constructing yurts for centuries. A yurt is basically a round tent that can be put up in one day, with the help of others, and taken down to be placed somewhere else. The yurt is built to minimize the...
The basic properties of water
By: Lime Red Tetrahedron
Water, although exhibiting a simple chemical structure, demonstrates astounding properties that have time and time again challenged our chemical theories. These properties are those that make this vital substance necessary for life. Unlike similar compounds which are gasses at room temperature, water exists as a...

 

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