Cloud seeding: An overview
By: Frances Stanford
Cloud seeding refers to an attempt to modify the weather in changing the amount of precipitation that falls from the clouds. Through the process, substances are dispersed into the atmosphere that will alter the amount of condensation that takes place within the clouds. It is...
By: Janet Grischy
Oxygen is actually a poison. It causes runaway chemical reactions that animals try to guard against with anti-oxidant processes. It promotes rust which is a sort of slow burning, and chemical explosions which are a super-fast burn. On the other hand, no human could live...
By: J.F. Howard
A generation ago the poet-singer Bob Dylan wrote in one of his lyrics that "theanswer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind." He wasn't singing about the electric power industry (thankfully), yet he may have been more...
Thundersnow explained
By: David Dewitt
In the early nineties, I was driving to work early one March morning. I lived out in the country and had about a 15 mile commute to work. However, this particular morning I was driving slowly due to the fact of falling snow, lots of...
By: Sarah Morse
The yurt has transformed much from its origins with the Mongolian nomads 2000 years ago to a source of sustainable living in the western world today. Once a portable, wood lattice framed, felt covered dwelling, you can now buy yurts online or find directions for...
Environmental crime explained
By: Sarah Morse
Environmental crime is a relatively new phrase that has been thrown around without any strict meaning attached to it. Some define it as any degradation of the environment, which would make every single one of us environmental criminals. The more realistic definition is any negligent...
By: Mark Zanon
The Nobel Prize is considered the highest award in any given field. It is awarded for yearly progress in scientific or cultural advances in the world. Currently there are five Nobel prizes given out yearly (one for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace)...
By: Janet Grischy
Diamonds are just carbon. Colorless diamonds are generally pure carbon, but diamonds of various exotic shades are almost always colored by tiny impurities within the structure of the stone. Graphite, the "lead" in pencils, is pure carbon too. The only difference between pencil lead and...
By: Janet Grischy
California is 45% forest despite being most populous state in the nation. It is also 25% desert, holding some of America's most arid territory. Crowded cities give way to farmland, rangeland, forests, and unpopulated terrain. It has the tallest trees on earth, the Coast Redwoods...
How tides are caused
By: Gary Lewis
Tides are gravitational forces of the heavenly bodies interacting on the oceans of the earth causing the water to be drawn in one direction or another in a relationship to those bodies. Normal daily tides happen twice a day due to the gravitational pull of...

 

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