What are the global consequences of El Nino?
By: Chuck Harding
El Nino . . . in Spanish, "The Christ Child". So named, in the 1800's, by the fishermen of Peru who noticed the event always occurred around Christmas time . . . thus the name. But the phenomena is hardly an innocent El Nino . . . " a little boy". It causes severe...
How a rain gauge works
By: Cameron Foster
Rain gauges come in all shapes and sizes; they can be inexpensive plastic ones which cost less than ten dollars all the way up to extrmely accurate (and pricey) versions in the many hundreds of dollars. The most popular design for a residential-quality device is...
The long-term effect of storms and hurricanes
By: Maggi Thomas
It was not an ordinary snowfall of the winter season. Instead, a brutal ice storm hit nearly all parts of the state and left about 700,000 people without power for over four days after the deadly storm.Normally the first snow of the season...
Global warming: Cause and effect
By: Markis Gardner
About Global Warming Nowadays, global warming are becoming heavier and heavier, many people are the victims of this environmental problem. It is the fact that global warming is going to lead to a rise in human-beings' sickness and death. According to a report, owing to...
The diversity of African geographical regions
By: A. Y. Ford
Africa is the second largest continent and has enough land area to have a huge variety of geographical, environmental, and climatic regions. It is not just a desert. It is not just savannah. It is not just tropical rain forest. It is all of these...
By: Pat Lunsford
Jianjun Yin, a climate modeler at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) at Florida State, published a report in the journal Nature Geoscience; which predicts a dire future for the northeast coast of the United States. "The northeast coast of the United States,"...
Explaining earthquakes
By: T Marie Allman
One of earth's most dangerous natural occurrences, earthquakes are a natural product of plate tectonics. The crust of the earth is not a solid mass of rock, but large pieces that affect each other through physical interaction. The movements of crustal rock cause the slow...
By: Morgan Carlson
The world and its water share a multitude of different climates and state changes. Sometimes the world is covered in ice and resembles a giant snow ball, sometimes there is no ice with an abundant quantity of water and scattered landmasses teeming with life adapted...
A guide to plate tectonics: How continents move
By: T Marie Allman
The idea that the earth's continents move has been around for centuries. As early as the sixteenth century, cartographers noticed the puzzle-like similarities between the coastlines of Africa and North America. The theory of continental drift, however, was not popularly accepted by the geologic community...
By: Alison Bowler
Like many things in our natural world rocks follow a cycle. Magma from within the mantle of the earth rises to the surface and solidifies to form igneous rocks. Weathering and erosion breaks down igneous rocks to form sediments. Sediments compact and become cemented to...

 

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