What are weather balloons and how do they work?
By: Gillian Taber
A weather balloon is just one of the tools used by meteorologists to measure what is happening with the world's weather. Most people probably think of those limp sheets shown after the Roswell UFO incident when they hear the term, and weather balloons have been...
By: Tracie Boardman
Conservation and water reuse is needed to save our fresh water supply. Our planet is three-fourths water, so we often forget that the water resources of our planet are limited. While the supply of water may seem abundant, only seven percent of the world's water...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Anitra Lahiri
The never-ceasing, magnetic force of the river has captured our attention since the dawn of time. The ancient Egyptians and Sumerians knew that their physical and spiritual survival depended upon the rivers by which they settled; their rivers- the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates- were...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Joanna Canning
Rivers have existed since the creation of continents and some of them are one of the oldest ecosystems on our planet. They have provided an optimal, high quality habitat for multiple species of plants and animals. In addition to creating a living environment for...
By: Alison Bowler
Black smokers are objects of intense interest to oceanographers, geologists and biologists. They are hydrothermal vents found near the oceanic ridges, which mark the constructive plate boundaries. Found only in the deep oceans, the first black smoker was discovered in 1977 on the East Pacific...
Proposals to stop global warming
By: Karel Petrak
Can we have a significant influence on global warming? Throughout human history there have been many dogmas and misconceptions to believe, and some are perhaps believed even today. Dogmas such as The Earth is flat, or misconceptions that the world will end in the year...
How to respond to a hurricane watch
By: Angela Shiflett
When a Hurricane Watch has been issued for your area, it is absolutely essential to know exactly how you should respond to this alert. Hurricane Season is in effect from the 1st day of June each year to the 30th day of November. This type...
Manned Mars Mission is not too Dangerous
By: Cameron Foster
This same question was asked about the Apollo missions and while there were setbacks, none of the lunar missions experienced any fatalities. Of course space travel is dangerous, and we have learned much since the Apollo days (1969-1972). For instance, we know that extended time...
How weather affects our moods
By: Cody Hodge
How does the weather affect our moods? I think we all know that the weather affects how we act, feel, and just get through the day. We are made by nature to derive our patterns, and behaviors based on what the weather is, and how...
By: Janet Grischy
Obsidian is a volcanic glass. It forms when lava that contains large amounts of silica cools without forming crystals. This generally happens when a volcano extrudes lava, rather than deep within the magma chamber. Obsidian is usually black, but can be dark green, red, or...

 

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