Ways to prepare for any natural disaster
By: Sam Smart
Natural disasters happen every year. Tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes are all considered a natural disaster, and they can be devastating. Hurricanes and earthquakes can tear up buildings, resulting in expensive damages; floods may wreck havoc for rivers and nearby homes. They are also deadly...
By: Alison Bowler
The Goliath Grouper, Epinephelus itajara, is the largest grouper found in the North Atlantic. The goliath grouper lives in the tropical and subtropical waters from the coastal waters of Brazil up through the Caribbean into the Gulf of Mexico and the waters surrounding the Florida...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Thokozile Gurganious
The straightening of rivers is one form of river engineering(hydromodification). River engineering is "the process of planned human intervention in the course, characteristics or flow of a river with the intention of producing some defined benefit." River engineering has been done since time immemorial...
By: Janet Grischy
A fogbank is a cloud at the earth's surface. Fog forms when water vapor condenses into droplets of water or particles of ice. This can happen either because moisture is added to the air or because the temperature of the air is lowered so that...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Jimmy Nightingale
The Kushiro River on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido used to meander across a vast area of green hills and rural communities, through the Kushiro wetlands, the country's largest and home to some 2,000 species of wildlife, before disgorging into the blue waters...
Book reviews: Learning From the Forest: A Fifty-Year Journey Towards Sustainable Forest Management, by Robert Bott, Peter Murphy and Robert Udell
By: Michelle Greysen
Don't let the textbook feel and format scare you away from Learning From The Forest: a Fifty-Year Journey Towards Sustainable Forest Management by authors Robert Bott, Peter Murphy and Robert Udell. Within a few pages of thumbing through you can't help but be hooked on...
The black blizzards of the 1930's
By: Shelly Barclay
The Black Blizzards are a weather phenomenon that struck the southern Great Plains of the United States in the 1930's. These so-called blizzards were in fact massive dust storms that wreaked havoc on the plains. The decade in which the Black Blizzards occurred is often...
By: Anthony Bellante
How lightning is formed Lightning is a marvel of the natural world. Man in his desire to create can only try to copy natures deadliest fireworks display. When man stumbled upon electricity he began to understand the workings of natures electrical storms.It is hard...
Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado
By: Tami Port MS
Some folks go right to their basement the moment the sirens go off. Others head out to the front porch, hoping to see a force of nature. Here's what you need to do in order to stay safe when a tornado heads towards you. *...
Why people explore
By: Anthony Megna
Exploration and risk-taking go hand-in-hand. Man has been in the exploration game since he wanted to know what was over the next hill. It is man's nature to know. To make life better, to find the so-called low-hanging fruit. Let's break this down a bit...

 

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