Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Anne StClair
South Australia, the driest state in the driest country in the world, has been in the grip of a drought for several years; a drought that has been dubbed a once in a 'thousand years' drought. The effects of this prolonged drought are extremely serious...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Pauline Abreu
Drought is a common and serious problem for many severely dry places in the world. In order to combat this problem there have been drought mitigation strategies put in place that will help alleviate this naturally occurring condition. The land can become seriously dry due...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Marcus Brooks
Before the era of global warming, America focused on a primary need. During the early 1900s, Midwest farmers abused their topsoil. They repeatedly cultivated the land using outdated, farm equipment. The agricultural states of Kan., Okla., the Dakotas, Neb. and Ark. were wrecked. In addition...
The facts about yellow diamonds
By: Erika Frensley
For centuries prized diamonds have either been pure white or deeply colored blue, red, pink, or green or yellow. Pale yellow diamonds have been seen mainly as inferior white diamonds. While yellow diamonds can be manufactured and thus are much more affordable, naturally-occurring yellow diamonds...
Why maelstroms are dangerous
By: Tim Harry
The dangers of the world’s oceans and seas has been well known for thousands of years, and even today the profession of fisherman is still regarded as one the most dangerous. One danger that those traversing the seas may encounter is the maelstrom. A...
A look at frost quakes
By: Jessica Jaster
Have you experienced a cold winter, a really, really cold winter? If you have, it is possible that you have experienced a rare geological event known as a frost quake. Unlike earthquakes, frost quakes are non-tectonic seismic events, meaning that they are not brought on...
Do the benefits of salmon farming outweigh any detrimental effects?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Salmon is a food that everyone wants on their dinner table, but there are problems with the industry as it now stands.At one time wild salmon and the industries supplying this healthy fish flourished in the salmons' spawning grounds of the Northwest and Alaska...
A look at frost quakes
By: Janet Grischy
A frost quake can seem like an earthquake, or like a nearby explosion. The ground trembles, vibrates, and cracks, often with an explosive boom or a sound like rolling thunder. Flashing lights or lightning are sometimes reported in association with frost quakes. The visual effects...
Weather facts: Thunder snow
By: Merryl Lentz
Thundersnow: It sounds like the name of a rock band, a Greek god or a movie villain, but it's really the name of a phenomenon that causes thunder - and sometimes, even lightning - to boom and crackle during a snowstorm.Thunder plus lightning plus...
The truth about Mount Everest being the world's highest mountain
By: Erika Frensley
At 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) high, Mount Everest has always been heralded as the world's highest mountain. But is that really true? It depends on exactly what you are measuring.You can measure the summit of a mountain by either the elevation above...

 

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