What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Rex Coker
It has long been the quest of man to live by a river's edge and many have made their living along it's shores. It provides the many essentials that we need in the way of food, fresh water, and irrigation for our other food...
By: Morgan Carlson
How much rain is too much? To people that are suffering from dehydration or areas that have been in drought for too long, they would probably answer with an open ended statement suggesting that there could never be enough. But to anyone that has been...
By: Morgan Carlson
Flash floods are dangerous because they are unpredictable and easily underestimated. Easily formed as a byproduct in a weather event, a water dam failure, human error in water control, seismic, or volcanic activities, flash floods hit hard and fast for a few hours and are...
By: Janet Grischy
Igneous extrusion builds a volcano. A mound or peak forms, built of melted rock and associated materials. Rock formed by volcanic heat is called igneous, from Latin, meaning "of fire". The sides of a volcano can be steep, slope gently, or even form a volcanic...
What is the reason that rivers are straightened, and what is the effect on the environment?
By: Marc Phillippe Babineau
Rivers bring with them the elixir of life for mankind and animals alike, and flow majestically along their merry way, usually from a lake or glacier, following the path of least resistance, and flowing into either another lake, an ocean or a sea. When that...
Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado
By: Sam Smart
In addition to hurricanes and floods, tornadoes are some of nature's greatest killers. Tornadoes can happen across the world, but most of those cyclones occur in the United States. In an average year, approximately eighty people are reported killed from tornadoes in the country alone...
English Summer
By: Author Name Withheld 320
In April 2009 the UK Meteorological Office predicted what they called a 'barbeque summer' for the UK. After the disappointments of 2007 and 2008, the British public were promised a scorcher. For a nation that loves its holidays the prospect of a good domestic summer...
How climate change is contributing to the water crisis
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Climate change and the water crisis are both contained within one system. Our world's atmosphere, large as it seems, is fragile as an eggshell in the face of multiplying threats. Many of the worst threats come from us, ironically, yet U.S. Senator James Inhofe...
By: Morgan Carlson
Static electricity is a condition that forms when electrons from one mass of atoms (in an insulator) are transferred to another grouping and an opposite charge is formed with the potential for a strong additional transfer to easily to atoms ready to accept this charge...
By: Janet Grischy
Rivers are straightened to make them more predictable. Straightening a river is part of the process of enclosing, confining, and managing it. An unmanaged river rises in spring, develops sandbars and snags, and is likely to meander. In flood, a river can take out bridges...

 

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