Facts about citrine
By: Dimpel Patel
Citrine is the most valuable variety of quartz. It is also known by the names "Gold Topaz" and "Spanish Topaz." Its name derives from the Greek word topazos meaning "yellow gemstone." It is important to note that any stone that is a topaz...
Major causes of water pollution
By: Frank Kaufmann
On November 8-9, 2009, the People's Government of Wuxi Municipality and the UN Global Forum on Human Settlements co-sponsored the 5th UN Global Forum on Human Settlements. The forum, designed to broach several environmental issues such as pollution generated as a side effect of economic...
By: Mary P Ivy
Environmental Crime Explained Understanding environmental crime begins with a definition. The most recognized definition comes from Mary Clifford in her book entitled Environmental Crime, co-authored with Terry D. Edwards. They proposed the following definition of environmental crime: "an act committed with intent to harm or...
The climate and geography of Louisiana
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Climate and Geography of Louisiana The climate of Louisiana in the summertime is HOT! New Orleans is eight feet below sea level. We are water, we are a lot of water. The monthly average temperature here in Louisiana ranges from about 93 degrees high...
Overview: International Union for Conservation of Nature
By: Gillian Taber
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) was founded in 1948 and was the world's first global environmental organization. Their original name was the International Union for the Protection of Nature which followed an international conference in France. Their mission, as laid out on...
Overview: National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado
By: Gillian Taber
The National Snow and Ice Center (NSIDC) is based at the University of Colorado, in Boulder. It is a part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and began in 1957. Its basic premise is to support research into the frozen areas of...
Interesting facts about the Hsi River
By: Gillian Taber
The Hsi river is part of a system of rivers in Southern China. The Chinese name for the river is Xi Jiang which is often spelled Hsi Chiang. In the western tongue, this means West River. The river is also known as the Si Kiang...
Where oil comes from
By: Hai Shunxi
If you ask your third-grader, "Where does oil come from?" he'll probably gleefully shout, "From dinosaurs!" Ask the little guy again when he's a college senior, and there's a pretty good chance he'll give the same answer. He's on the right track: oil...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Magma contains all of the chemicals and minerals of the Earth in hot and liquid form. When magma escapes from the heat and engages in cooling, rock forms. When the magma escapes into the atmosphere, it forms into "igneous extrusive" rock. When the magma remains...
What causes brown clouds?
By: Mary P Ivy
What Causes a Brown Cloud? Brown clouds are caused by human activity. These clouds are composed of aerosol particles that may contain combinations of soot, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur. The large brown cloud frequently seen over Hong Kong is composed of these particles mixing with...

 

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