The deadliest earthquakes on record
By: Avinash Mendha
Before describing about most devastating earthquakes that have occurred in past history i would like to explain about 'What is a earthquake'. An earthquake occurs under the earth's surface when two blocks of earth surface slip past each other. The place where they slip past...
Humans on Mars Dangerous
By: Harold Sink
Is Human Space Travel to the Planet Mars too Dangerous?The majority answer to the question, "Is Human Space Travel to the Planet Mars too Dangerous?" would be a resounding, "Yes!" Of course, most people are not educated enough on the matters of...
Environmental consequences of prolonged drought
By: Kimberly Bunch
The National Weather Service records and monitors regions for precipitation on a daily bases. If there is a significant lack of water deficiency than measures will be taken for that district. Drought proofing enables for the proper planning, estimations, and strategies needed to solve the...
By: Keith Needham
It must be asked whether or not the entire concept of natural disasters is actually founded on myth. For a disaster to be natural, it must be a product of nature only, not caused by any divine or human events and/or actions. Natural disasters can...
What is a lahar?
By: Glenda K. Fralin
Lahar is an Indonesian word meaning mudflow or debris flow from the slope of a volcano.According to the United States Geologic Survey a lahar is a mudflow and/or debris flow along the slope of a volcano. In order to be classified as a lahar...
By: Rower Girl
Water. It is essential to the functions of the human body and to the functions of every day life, yet it is something most affluent citizens of the world take for granted each day. On average, North Americans use 400 liters of water every day...
Reasons why so many people died during the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in Italy
By: Taylor Divico
A devastating combination of nature and neglect flattened the city of LAquila, Italy. Seismic standards were ignored in this historically, earthquake prone region, leading to a tragic death toll when struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake at 3:32 in the morning on April 6...
The mythology of natural disasters
By: Bryce Van Buren
The Mythology of Natural Disasters Since the beginning of humanity, great tales were handed down from generation to generation about what created monstrous, unexplainable, natural disasters. Why do great mountains spew fire into the sky? Why do tsunamis batter coastlines and destroy whole villages? Why...
By: Woody Alspaugh
Carbon "Foot-Print"Last night I met a man from Seattle, who claimed to be some kind of engineer. After conversing whith him, I related my feeling of "Seattleites", in which I say that Seattle is the "Pansy-ass" capital. I was right, in that coming from Seattle...
What is a lahar?
By: Jessica Fierro
Lahars contribute to some of the worlds deadliest and worst natural disasters in history. A lahar destroys anything in it's path and can have an extremely devastiating outcome.A lahar is a volcanic mudslide or landslide that is made up of pyroclastic material and water...

 

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