How arctic thawing releases methane
By: T Marie Allman
The Arctic Circle is a vast region of frozen earth and sea. Concerns about global warming have opened the world's eyes to the potential threat posed by Arctic thaw. The term Arctic thaw' may bring to mind images of ice sheets calving into freezing, slushy...
Techniques for predicting the weather
By: Cameron Foster
Despite popular opinion (or jokes) to the contrary, weather forecasting does not consist of flipping a coin, rubbing a lucky rabbit's foot, or visiting the psychic down the street. It's actually a real science with a proven method for success!A good place to start...
Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: April May Maple
Cumulus clouds are considerably easy to identify. They generally have a flat bottom with a puffy top and clearly defined edges. The word cumulus is derived from Latin meaning pile or heap and is very fitting, considering that cumulus clouds closely resemble a pile or...
By: Brian Fleming
I come from a long line of rock collectors; therefore, I am very proud to say that I was once a beginner in the fun, exciting, and interesting field of rock collecting. To me, rocks have certain qualities not found in people, plants, or animals...
Characteristics of cirrus clouds
By: Tiger Lily Rose
When little susie looked up at the sky and saw soft white clouds with the appearance of goose feathers that somehow escaped from her bedroom pillow, or perhaps saw what looked like wispy strands and tufts from a white mare's tail streaming across the sky...
Why are oceans salty but rivers and lakes are not?
By: April May Maple
Water is water, but why are there such drastic differences between the composition of ocean water and water flowing in rivers and lakes? The easiest way to come to a conclusion for this question is to follow the cycle of water. Water falls to earth...
By: Lisa Mckay
This is not a studied find, but its my own conclusion that I have come up with just studying the people closest to me. With my own immediate family. I have noticed that weather plays a big factor in everyones demeanor. For myself I know...
How Super storms form
By: DianeD
Severe weather can be an exciting time for meteorologists and storm chasers, but to ordinary citizens, the damage from hail, lightning, high wind speeds, tornadoes, and the hurricanes that can result from these storms can be extremely costly and deadly.Super storms occur when Northern...
A beginner's guide to rock collecting
By: Sheri Fresonke Harper
Rock collecting can be an inexpensive past time or prepare you for a long term career as a jeweler. You can buy your stones or pick them up where you find them. You may find yourself travelling the globe to find something new or unusual...
By: Rick Bavera
Cauri shells (also spelled cowrie, cowry or kauri) are among the most beautiful and eye-catching shells to come into human attention. There are over 250 species of cauri living in warm-waters of the world. and some of them have become known as "money shell cauri"...

 

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