Iceland's 30 volcanoes
By: james alan smith
The country of Iceland is one of the most volcanically active pieces of real estate on the planet and is a godsend for any volcanologists, perched atop the mid-ocean ridge fault line (a divergent tectonic plate boundary between the American and Eurasian plates) this small...
Weather facts: Thunder snow
By: Shannon Farlouis
Thunder snow is a term often used in weather and it has the same meaning of a winter thunderstorm or a thunder snowstorm. When a cold front or warm front develops in a winter environment, then thunder snow can form. It is in the area...
Iceland's 30 volcanoes
By: Shannon Farlouis
Because Iceland is located on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, there is a high concentration of active volcanoes. On the island is 30 active volcanic systems, but only 13 of them have erupted since the settlement of Iceland. The most active of these volcanoes is Grimsvotn. Craters...
Paricutin: The birth and death of a volcano
By: Shelly Barclay
Paricutin is a volcano that emerged in a cornfield in the village of Paricutin, Mexico in 1943. The volcano grew to its full height in less than ten years from the time of its birth from a small fissure in the ground. It became extinct...
Joys and perils of Siberia's diamond mines
By: Jillian Jacobs
The De Beers have long been known as the heirs to the incredibly lucrative diamond cartel, but what is less known is how the De Beers now have a rival for those riches: Russia. With the discovery of diamond pipes in Siberia by a young...
Igneous rocks: Rhyolite
By: Hai Shunxi
Rhyolite is the name applied to a subset of the igneous rocks, those rocks formed by cooling from molten magma. Earth scientists separate igneous rocks based on the minerals that are present and the size of the mineral crystals. Rhyolite (rhymes with "WHY-oh-light") is an...
The heat of a volcano
By: Tom Sherman
Volcanoes are one of the most fascinating phenomena that grace Earth's surface; they are the windows into the nether region, a brief glimpse into the underlying processes governing our world. A glimpse offered into the fiery subterranean processes that has inspired awe and fear throughout...
The ecological relationship of biomes
By: Louis Phillip Archambault
The integrated ecology of the environmental biology for our living space, surroundings and other biome relationships is in neglect. The resulting effect is Earth's biome/ecology is in disrepair. This is due to the shortsighted nature of the human animal that focuses on survival gains rather...
Tips for saving energy
By: Laurie Childree
Saving energy is increasingly important as the cost of energy goes up. The benefits for the environment are numerous when you reduce your energy consumption. The amount of energy used can be reduced at home, the office and virtually anywhere else that you go.Start...
Determining the age of a tree
By: Sammy Stein
Trees come in two distinct groups within the plant kingdom. The first is the monocotyledon where new growth is produced in radial lines around a central stem, like grasses, lilies, yuccas and phormiums.The second group is dicotyledons where each year, new growth is accomplished...

 

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