Should Scientists be Allowed to Divert a Hurricane away from a Major City Dooming Rural Residents
By: Elizabeth M Young
Scientists love to have the power to control nature, but often without the understanding of the effects of controlling nature. There is no way that controlling hurricanes so that they are redirected to less populated areas will fail to have unintended consequences. If hurricane Katrina...
By: Tim Harry
The question “How much does the Earth weigh?” may seem like a perfectly logical one to ask, but when the answer comes back as about 100g, then it is obvious that either the question or the answer is wrong. The actual weight of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The most well known series of disasters related to rain forest ecology are in the deforestation of rain forests. The cycle of full forest through to deforestation to desertification is a good way to explain the ecology of the rain forest in a way that...
By: Tim Harry
The formation of igneous rock is a process, that in its basic form, is taught in most schools. The scientific process though is of course more complex dealing with pressure and chemical reactions, but the formation of igneous rocks has shaped this planet. The term...
By: Tim Harry
The Richter Scale is still the most widely recognised earthquake measuring scale, and is the scale used when earthquakes are being reported by the media. This is despite the fact that for a number of years seismologists have been making use of the Moment Magnitude...
How to prepare for a blizzard
By: Sam Smart
Blizzards are treacherous storms. They are often associated with heavy snow, extremely low visibilities, and high winds that blow and drift the snow around. The best way to take advantage of blizzards is by making sure you have plenty of emergency supplies for your home...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Atmospheric pollution has many causes, some of which are more from nature than from human activity; others of which are predominantly from human activity. These causes are classified into anthropogenic (or human), and natural, and the natural causes are suprising to many who have focused...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Discussions of tidal waves, seismic waves and tsunamis can be confusing when all three are referred to as the same thing. There are differences between tidal waves and tsunamis that will help to understand the ways in which they are similar but not the same...
How to survive a storm or natural disaster
By: sonne natov
In recent years, new technologies are increasingly entering the drawing up of equipment and equipment for survival in extreme conditions. For people interested in long trips and adventures in the wild, there are offered a huge range of specialist information, advices, tools, clothing, special food...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Air and water pollution are the two areas where nature contributes its own forms of pollution, either by introducing gases and particulate matter into the atmosphere, or by introducing heavy metals and natural toxins into the water. Natural pollution occurs every day in ways that...

 

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