By: M E Skeel
A coral reef is an ecosystem, not a single plant or animal, and it has as its members both plants and animals. Unlike most ecosystems the plants are almost invisible, being mostly single celled and symbioticalgae, living inside the coral polyps. Coral polyps look like...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Douglas Black
There are very few images that evoke the indescribable raw emotion after witnessing the aftermath of a natural disaster. Many words like, shock, destruction, devastation, and suffering, are used, but to the victims there are no real words that can express the horror of being...
How do individual conservation efforts affect worldwide availability of drinking water?
By: John Traveler
You might recall a child's tale, the fable of Hansel and Gretel. It is a story packed with metaphorical inference and figurative representations, for the reality of its premises are far to grotesque, to horrid, to unthinkable to consider at face value. Most certainly, it...
By: M.R Vavala
The 25th of February, 2009- has been labelled, Black Saturday.When, with the ferocity of the flames, even the soil was alight with lapping red flames and fireballs- many families were caught unaware and unprepared- at least for this magnitude of fire. Entire families were...
Why do snowflakes have six sides?
By: JenThePen
Snow: An Icon and Hexagon at the Same TimeEveryone, besides some tanned Floridians, knows the feelings that the first cold front of the fall brings as it makes its way through their hometown. For those who have been in a place that sees cold weather...
The economic impact of blizzards
By: Kimberly Bunch
Blizzards do contribute to the depletion of state, and country emergency funds in the United States, thereby affecting the economy. Snow storms cause their share of calamities by paralyzing the normal functioning operations of a region during the snowstorm. The economy loss is due to...
Avalanche survival tips
By: Schmity Marshall
Surviving an avalanche-one of the most destructive forces this planet Earth could bring to us. Below are five tips on how you may just be able to survive an avalanche if you ever have the mishap of being stuck in one.Hold on to something...
How do individual conservation efforts affect worldwide availability of drinking water?
By: Francesca Dent
Water. It has the power to keep us alive and to take life away. It helps regulate our body temperature and prevents us from serious health problems. 97% of the world's water is in our oceans, leaving 2% frozen in the ice caps and only...
By: M E Skeel
A biome is a major biotic community consisting of different ecosystems in different parts of the world which share common characteristics. A good example is the desert biome. This biome is characterised by low rainfall and there are deserts in all parts of the world...
How to prepare children for bad weather
By: Cheryl Abney
McKenzie's attitude and comment after Hurricane Wilma still cause me to smile at her version of "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade." McKenzie loves critters, any size, shape, or color. This eight-year-old wanna-be-veterinarian looked at the fallen tree and said with anticipation, "When...

 

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