The loss of family farms explained
By: Freyda Tartak
Many people are getting on the local food bandwagon by selecting locally grown produce from the grocery store, buying from a farmer's market, taking the kids to a local farm for a fun-filled day, or enjoying a pick-your-own outing. Helping local farmers stay in business...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Margaret Gaines
Threats to Coral Reefs While coral reefs have survived and thrived for millennia, they are also very fragile ecosystems that can be devastated by natural events and human interaction. Tropical reefs grow in shallow waters near the coast. Their location exposes them to a...
Understanding the water cycle
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"The cycle of life, is intricately tied up with the cycle of water" said Jacques Cousteau. When we take the time to meditate on this concept, we discover that everything we do "ties" with the cycle of water. We drink it, we bathe in...
How to prepare for hurricane season
By: Brinda Junkere
The hurricane season causes much stress and anxiety every year in hurricane prone areas. However, much of this anxiety can be avoided if proper planning and adequate preparation are done in advance of that time. Preparation for the hurricane season is important to reduce damage...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Irrira Rikki
Like the planet we all call home, the 70% water we and the earth share all need this element to live. Between us and all life-forms, we help to modify all seasonal responses. Mental moods react with our health. Watching the moon, there is...
By: Francis Jock
Hurricane Season is the longest sustained period of topical weather and storms experienced globally every year. It begins in late spring when the ocean's water temperature raises enough to form massive areas of low-pressure with rotating winds and rising bands of thunderstorms. Hurricane season is...
By: Allen Teal
While many people are mesmerized by the idea of witnessing a volcanic eruption, the rising column of smoke and ash coupled with the glow of fiery rocks and lava pale in comparison to the event that happens as a result of the eruption. The real...
By: Alexandra Heep
It is likely that most everyone who lives in the USA is familiar with the basic concepts of boarding up windows and bottling water in regards to approaching hurricanes. However, there are many other preparations that should be made when a hurricane is a threat...
By: John Traveler
It is one of the rarest and most highly valued naturally occurring gem stones found on Earth, but its allure extends far beyond either its rarity or capital worth. There color, ranging from a deep iridescent blue to a foggy blue-gray, more than any other...
What a black smoker is
By: Margaret Gaines
WHAT A BLACK SMOKER IS Black smokers are hydrothermal vents on the sea floor where hot water erupts into the freezing waters of the deep ocean. The hot water is less dense than the surrounding deep ocean water so it rises in the water...

 

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