The basic concepts and fundamentals of geography
By: Eric Goudie
Geography is essentially the study of our planet and how humans live on it. It can be divided into two major branches, Physical Geography and Human Geography, though both halves of the field are closely inter-related.Most students begin their studies in Physical Geography. Physical...
Ocean oxygen depletion: How and why
By: Debbie Luyo
Ocean dead zones are getting bigger. Dead zones are regions of oxygen-deprived ocean where fish, clams, crabs, and other undersea creatures cannot survive. Ocean oxygen depletion, also known as hypoxia, is the result of a decrease in the soluble oxygen concentration of ocean water. According...
The benefits and costs of having your own windmill
By: David Snyder
Generating your own electricity has become a part of the very fabric of the American Dream. Think about it: one of your major utility bills would be completely taken care of, making back your initial investment during the first few years of operation. This is...
By: Triana Rathads
The earth exists within protective layers of gases which deflect most of the harmful ultra-violet rays from the sun, and keep the atmosphere at an inhabitable temperature by insulating the planet by trapping heat.Humans have been adding to this blanket since the agricultural revolution...
How to identify bad weather clouds
By: Lynette Alice
While there are actually numerous ways to get an idea of what clouds are harbingers of good or bad weather, some reliable, some little more than old wives tales, it takes very little to acquaint yourself with techniques to pick bad weather clouds very quickly...
An overview on time standards based on Earth's rotation
By: Amanda Mittra
History held its breath between the sixth hour and the ninth hourA person struggling on his death bed, counts every second...If only I had more time !People from time immemorial have been influenced by time and the effects of time. A simple word, yet...
Is dowsing fact or fiction?
By: David Brown - 226423
Dowsing, is it fact or fiction? Well, this is going to be up to how you, the reader decides. If you have never seen dowsing in action, then it might be hard to determine the answer. This writer does not have a full understanding of...
By: Darrin A Yarbrough
Acanthaster Planci or, the "Crown of Thorns" starfish has received both fame and notoriety in recent years for its mysterious invasion and decimation of sclaractinean corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Although there are other contributing factors for the decline of corals along the Great...
How ash tree destruction will affect baseball bat production
By: C. William White
Since the early 20th century, Major League Baseball has played the game with bats constructed from ash wood. Known for its lightness and strength, ash has been proved to be an optimal resource for this application. This material is now being threatened by an invasive...
How sea levels rise
By: Terry Mitchell
There are many reasons why sea levels rise. Some would point to human as the main influence, while others would simply say it's a natural phenomenon. As a matter of fact, there are many things that can cause the sea levels to rise. The most...

 

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