How brown clouds cause environmental damage
By: Mary P Ivy
How Brown Clouds Cause Environmental Damage The greatest damage being done by brown clouds, also known as Atmospheric Brown Clouds, or ABCs, may be the damage to glaciers, especially those glaciers that provide the headwaters for most Asian rivers. These massive clouds also influence rainfall...
Global warming: Cause and effect
By: Rand E Oertle
The just released (November 2009) hacked Hadley CRU emails, showing alleged malfeasance by proponents of global warming, call into question the concept of cause and effect of global warming. If the science cannot be trusted, the claims of that science and the proposed solutions are...
What are magnetic storms?
By: Cara Bombardiere
A magentic storm, also known as a geomagnetic storm, is described as a disturbance in space weather that then causes a disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere, which is temporary and usually lasts anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. A magnetic storm is usually caused by...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Lightning is the primary cause of wildfires in California, with man made causes in second place. In 2007, lightning storms erupted that included hundreds of strikes per hour. In June of 2008, over 8,000 lightning strikes caused over 800 fires in northern and central...
How Earth's temperature increase by a few degrees will affect people's lifestyle
By: Ethel Smith
We are all used to hearing statements regarding global warming and climate change, these days. There seems to be differing lines of thought, though,on such environmental issues. Many feel that such potentially disastrous changes are man-made, whilst others feel that it is just one...
Why obsidian and igneous rocks appear smooth and glassy
By: Chris R.W.
Igneous rocks, one of the three main classifications of rocks, are formed when molten material cools, or in general, when a rock is formed under extreme heat. The rock begins as either magma, which resides underneath the earth, or lava, which has erupted from a...
By: Janet Grischy
Mysterious Devils Tower, called Mato Tipila in Lakota, is an igneous landform. It may be a volcanic plug that formed in the throat of an ancient volcano, but more likely it is a laccolith, an igneous intrusion that formed when molten rock pushed between two...
By: Elizabeth M Young
All rocks have their origins in the molten lava and are igneous in nature. Over time, the rocks are subjected to various rapid tumults or slow processes of nature and fall into other categories, such as sedimentary, metamorphic, and so on. Some magma escapes into...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Mark Ollig
Solar power may eventually be directly 'beamed' to earth. Mr. Scott, can you beam a little sunshine onto the Enterprise's bridge please?Yes, my Star Trek reference is cheesy, but I just couldn't help myself.In reality, there is an active energy program being investigated...
How to harness the power in Biogas
By: Agnes Naswa
Making Biogas. The world is slowly but surely and inevitably moving towards what is being touted as a green future. A future where we wean ourselves from our dependence on fossil fuels which are unsustainable since they are no renewable to a world where...

 

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