By: Thokozile Gurganious
It is now not debatable that "people in one part of the world can harshly affect the human health and environment of people in other parts of the world separated from those who are causing the problem by time and great distance. Climate change...
By: Morgan Carlson
There are three priorities a person has when lost in a desert. First is protecting oneself from the effect of the sun. The second is finding a source of liquid nourishment. Finally there is the matter of orientation, and finding a direction to follow. Protection...
By: Janet Grischy
A geyser is a geothermal feature that periodically emits a fountain of hot water and steam. Geysers are spectacularly rare. There may be something like 1,000 in the world. They are unusual because there must be a specific confluence of factors to produce them...
The causes of humidity
By: Thokozile Gurganious
When I used to live in South Florida, I noticed that even a small amount of physical exertion would make me sweat a lot, and I had problems breathing. It was so hot, and having a shower did not seem to help. As soon as...
Largest volcanoes on Earth
By: Shelly Barclay
At this time there are more than 1,500 volcanoes on the surface of the Earth. This number does not include the volcanoes that exist under the ocean, of which there are potentially thousands. The largest of these 1,500 volcanoes pose a major...
By: Morgan Carlson
The trick with storing static electricity is that to do so it has to be transferred to a storage device all at once, rather than flowing in slowly like other storage systems - typically batteries. As static electricity represents the charge of an insulator...
By: Morgan Carlson
Fossil fuels are created over several hundred million years through a process that converts deceased organic life into hydrocarbons. This process that requires a careful balance of heat and pressure uses two different life types to generate three different results. These results are the fossil...
By: Morgan Carlson
Fossil fuels are found in nature in the forms of coal, oil, and natural gas, and are the remainder of life that has undergone a treatment of heat and pressure for over 300 million years in order to become what they are today. As these...
By: Morgan Carlson
Oceans - which cover the majority of the planet - affect Earth's climate by being an excellent heat sink and distributor. On a daily basis and from around the clock movement, the Earth's oceans are responsible for most large weather related events and control not...
By: Morgan Carlson
Flashfloods are instantaneous floods that cover roads and swell streams and rivers above their banks, or even create rivers where there were none to start with. These floods have many different potential causes and all are unpredictable and possibly deadly if underestimated. There are no...

 

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