By: Gerald Drueppel
Gaia's Ghost Let us consider the word environment. In this context it undoubtedly means global environment. But is that concise enough? I myself would have difficulty in assessing the concept of a global environment but feel that it would be necessary to also consider any...
How the hydrological cycle works
By: S. F. Heron
You've turned on the evening news in the heat of summer and hear a news report of areas facing a drought. What causes this drought? Lack of rain? Overuse of water? If your part of the world experiences little rainfall, will you run out of...
By: Krista Tannahill
Tornadoes are formed when a cool dry air mass collides with a warm moist air mass. As the warm layer of air forces its way up through the cool layer of air it creates a powerful and unique updraft. If the collision of these polar...
What is a lahar?
By: Olivia Kay
Lahars cause volcanic activity to be as deadly as it is. At rapid speeds, these muddy streams of water, similar to the consistency of wet concrete, carry volcanic debris including ash, cinder, and large boulders down the slopes of volcanoes or river valleys, merciless. People...
By: Rick Bavera
Drought Mitigation Strategies: Lessening Droughts' Impacts Drought can occur almost anywhere. Drought is less rainfall than is normal in an area over a period of several months or years. Places which have low normal rainfall have more experience in dealing with conditions of little water...
By: S. F. Heron
Are you interested in a job involving marine life and the ocean? An oceanography position might be just the thing for you. Oceanographer jobs encompass many fields dealing directly with the marine world. Oceanographers work with water quality, currents and tides, biology, and the physical...
How tornadoes form
By: Bozena Hartley
Tornadoes are one of the most destructive forces of nature. They occur frequently in the United States. Every year there are on average 800 tornadoes reported nationwide with at least 80 people dead and 1500 injured. Winds in most tornadoes can reach 100 mph, travel...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Fran Moriarty
Tales of prolonged drought have filled recorded history. Drought was known in ancient Egypt. Examination of tree rings from petrified trees indicate drought before recorded history. Droughts have been a regular event in earth's long history. The natural events that lead up to drought are...
By: Thom W. Conroy
At some inopportune time in everyone's life there is an intrusion upon the ability to peacefully go about daily life, more succinctly termed as noise pollution. Noise pollution is the basic forceful impression of extreme sound, and can be attributed to dozens of annoying causes...
By: M E Skeel
Having studied one small rainforest community for over twenty years,I would have to say that rainforest ecology cannot yet be explained beyond the most basic essentials. We still have so much to learn about rainforest ecosystems and they are being cut down at such...

 

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