Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Frances Stanford
A limnic eruption, you say. Is that some new form of envronmental disaster that we should be aware of? Everyone is very familiar with the phrase "volcanic eruption", but not very many people are familiar with the term "limnic eruption." This is because this...
By: Marcus Brooks
In 2004, Southeast Asia was devestated by a 9.3 magnitude earthquake. Indonesia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia were all affected. The inital quake and aftershocks tore down buildings and homes. They began massive mudslides that smothered entire villages. Unfortunately, it also awoke an...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Frances Stanford
Drought takes a toll on the people living in a region because of the disastrous effects it has on the environment. In many parts of the world, drought is a natural occurrence during seasons of the year where there is very little precipitation. Even if...
Some water conservation strategies
By: Susan Hillman
Abstract Water is necessary for survival; however, with the population on our planet increasing, usable water is becoming short in supply, what can we do to keep our planet from running out of usable water?Even though water is a necessity for survival, one million...
What is a lahar?
By: Anne StClair
Lahars are mud flows resulting from volcanic activity, and they can pose the deadliest threat of all arising from a volcanic eruption.What are Lahars?Lahars are a type of muddy debris-laden stream that flows rapidly down the slopes of a volcano and into river...
By: Jordan Cropper
Mankind, if we all disappeared tomorrow, would leave many great legacies on this planet. Most of them would be negative, with examples such as CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) that destroy the ozone layer, as well as being some of the most potent greenhouse gases ever created (hundreds...
Flora of the boreal (taiga) forest
By: Denise Calaman
Flora of the Boreal ForestBoreal forests are found in northern climates around the globe from Canada and Alaska to Scandinavia and Russia. So well suited for northern climates is the flora found in boreal forests that some types of boreal flora are found growing nowhere...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Kimberly Bunch
A Guide to Drought Mitigation StrategiesScientists are doing everything they can right now to prepare for future climate changes' and their prediction of natural disaster that will inadvertently result in droughts to an alarming degree. There will be frequent widespread drought in the years to...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Joseph C - 506979
Is Solar Power the key Energy Independence?An uncertain global economy is causing fluctuating energy prices, is it time to claim energy independence through solar technology or is it an unnecessary cost during the economic downturn?A barrel of oil, which reached an all time...
Fauna of the boreal (taiga) forest
By: Denise Calaman
Fauna of the Boreal ForestBoreal forests are found in northern climates around the globe from Canada and Alaska to Scandinavia and Russia. So well suited for northern climates is the fauna found in boreal forests that some types of boreal fauna are found nowhere else...

 

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