A look at 2009 hurricane season forecasts
By: Travis Mitchell
The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season officially gets underway on June 1, and forecasters are predicting that it will be anything but severe.According to the extended range forecast of Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray of Colorado State University, the 2009 hurricane season has...
Avalanche survival tips
By: Terry Baldwin
Being Colorado native I've seen a couple of avalanches. I've never experienced one personally, though. It is quite an awesome experience to watch an avalanche, as long as you are far away. When a huge snow mass comes down a mountain side, a human being...
By: Janet Grischy
If we discuss our own size, we can talk about height, weight, frame size, or musculature. We can even combine height and weight measurements into a body mass index, which tries to describe the relationship of height and weight. These various ways of measuring size...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Terry Baldwin
Drought mitigation strategies are regional and /or countrywide plans to deal with prolonged drought. Without water there is no existence. One of the reasons we wouldn't survive living on another planet is because of lack of water there. Insufficient precipitation means higher costs of farming...
How mangrove swamps and sea grasses help coral reefs
By: James Johnson
Mangrove swamps and sea grasses are both vitally important and critical to the formation and survival of coral reef system. Without the Mangroves and sea grasses, the reefs could not form and many of the creatures found around them would disappear from the seas. How...
The uses of barographs
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A barograph is an aneroid barometer which has been designed to continuously record measurements of atmospheric or barometric pressure. They were invented in France in the 1840's and were produced in large quantities in the later part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.The...
The link between water and troubled financial markets described
By: James Johnson
Interconnectedness has been shown to exist around the world and through out nature. Chemistry and biology are separate fields and vastly different from physics, but now there is biophysics and biochemistry and physics is being used to explain how atoms work and create new chemical...
The impact of depletion of old growth forests
By: James Johnson
Old growth forests are some of the remaining pristine ecosystems left from thousands of years ago and are being cut down in many areas. They are the grandfathers of the nature of the woods of the world, holding value beyond measure. They allow us to...
What is a tropical rainforest canopy?
By: James Johnson
What is a rainforest canopy? It is a vibrant living system, a source of wonder and discovery. It is a part of the Earth's prehistoric past and may be that is essential for mankind's future. It is something that is vanishing from the world due...
Temperate and tropical rainforest plants
By: Betsy Franz
Bromeliads: Exotic Beauties that Practically Take Care of ThemselvesIf you want an exotic plant that almost takes care of itself, try bromeliads.Their rare exotic beauty sometimes causes inexperienced growers to assume that bromeliads are touchy and difficult to grow. The truth is that bromeliads...

 

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