Simple ways to conserve water
By: Anthony Megna
There really are some simple ways to conserve water. Water conservation is a hot topic today, with the revolution in green technology all over the Internet and the airwaves. So how can we all do our part to conserve this precious resource? Living in the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The award for the most dangerous fault line has to be made with some special considerations: is the fault line near or running through an urban area or a nuclear facility? Are there other natural formations, such as volcanoes and oceans, that would lead to...
By: George Greene Jr.
The recent Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion is a major concern not only to fisherman but to the tourist industry of a lot of beaches. How to contain it is the number one thing but then that is the question. With a continuing leak...
What happened the last time the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted?
By: Donna Hicks
Eyjafjallajokull (AYA-feeyapla-yurkul) is spewing again, once more shutting down airports and hindering travel. The last time Eyjafjallajokull erupted in 1821, the result of the eruption was long-term and devastating to the area and people around Eyjafjallajokull. History of Eyjafjallajokull Iceland is considered a “hot...
Tornado safety tips
By: Sam Smart
Tornadoes are known to be some of the deadliest natural disasters on earth. Tornadoes can occur year round in many parts of the world. People living in the Great Plains region in the United States may see the most violent tornadoes strike there, because that...
By: Peter Stern
An offshore oil spill is devastating to sea life, vegetation and can spread quickly out to sea or further inland and to shore. The spill contaminates the entire fragile ecosystem. There are several options that may used to contain an offshore oil spill to try...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Volcanic eruptions that expel volcanic ash into the atmosphere are actually expelling gas and bits of volcanic glass and pulverized rock. This gas, glass and rock can be invisible to the naked eye, yet can be in enough concentration to wreak havoc on jet engines...
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Environmental impacts if it reaches the Mississippi Delta
By: Elizabeth M Young
If the oil remains fairly buoyant, it is inclined to travel with the tides until it reaches land and incorporates into the soil that is above and below water. The oil can travel farther inland, helped by narrow channels and by strong weather or tides...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The first environments that come to mind are the marine environments, since many oil spills happen at sea. The sparsity of life in the cold, open and salty ocean causes the mistaken idea that the oil mass, or its components will not reach land. The...
The health risks posed by Iceland's volcano
By: Donna Hicks
Although the long-term effects related to health risks posed by Iceland's Volcano, Eyjafjallajokull may not be immediately known, this same volcano has posed health risks in the past. During previous eruptions, which occurred in 550 A.D., 920, 1612 and 1821, there was damage and...

 

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