By: Abby Way
Rainforests, tundras, and savannas: all words for very different places that most of us know, but many people still question what a biome is. These three environments are actually more alike than you think - all three are examples of biomes.Simply speaking, a biome...
The difference between shallow-focus and deep-focus earthquakes
By: Sangeeta Deogawanka
An earthquake occurs when energy stored inside the earth gets released with great pressure . When this happens, earthquake waves transfer the released energy to the surface of the earth. In the process, physical and chemical changes occur deep within the earth. The tremendous geological forces...
By: Lynette Alice
What is vital to remember about the accuracy of hurricane forecasts is that not everyone shares the same view as to what an accurate forecast is. Citizens of an affected area will often feel as though they didn't get an accurate advance warning of what...
Location and description of the tropical forest biome
By: Abby Way
Tropical rainforests - who doesn't know them? Birds chirping, greenery everywhere, and toucans swooping overhead: the pictures aren't entirely inaccurate, either. These are certainly features of the tropical forest biome. The tropical rainforest is a particularly welcoming environment.OVERVIEWA biome is simply a large area...
Flora and fauna of the tropical forest biome
By: Abby Way
Tropical rainforests are a welcoming environment for many species of animals and plants. Their constant humidity, year-round warm temperatures, and plentiful rainfall ensure good conditions for sustainable life.QUICK FACTS-Did you know that over 40% of the Earth's oxygen comes from the tropical rainforests that...
How do individual conservation efforts affect worldwide availability of drinking water?
By: Joseph Malek
In regard to our environment and the climate, our World constantly changes. The effects of global warming have made that fact as clear as ever for the billion of people who are alive on Earth. It is also true that the more living things that...
How a squall line is formed
By: Cameron Foster
The term "squall" comes from the world and the time of the sailing ship: It's a sudden and fierce wind, and the storm that comes with it. Squall lines are lines of intense thunderstorms. Storms form in this way because a zone of rising air...
What is a sustainable environment?
By: Anthony Cappello
Before addressing what a sustainable environment would be and how to go about creating it, I would like to discuss how we got to where we are now and what can be done to create a better future for the planet. Every condition of the...
Which Are3 Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: Barbara Kasey Smith
Which are deadlier: hurricanes or tornadoes? Hurricanes kill more human lives because they are larger and certainly not because they are stronger than tornadoes (they are not). Hurricanes have a tendency to hit places like the coast of Florida, Louisiana, etc., which have a more...
Kentucky ice storm 2009
By: LalQ
January 26th, 2009 marked Kentucky's worst ice storm in its recorded history. Ice storms can be crippling as a thin layer of ice coats almost everything it possibly can. Precipitation comes down as freezing rain and immediately freezes. It forms a smooth coat of...

 

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