By: Elizabeth M Young
Ludlow, California is a sad place. It used to be a town in support of a booming mine that later played out. A ghost town that will not just give up and die, Ludlow was later a water stop for the Santa Fe Railroad in...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The greatest damage that was caused by the Mt St Helens eruption May of 1980was the suffocation of the land by huge amounts of volcanic ash that is somewhat sterile and can be toxic or caustic depending on the chemical components of the ash. But...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Tropical rainforests exhibit the most profound layering or stratification. Temperate rainforests have strata, but some ecologists do not recognize the definitions of layers in a rainforest. The tropical rainforests are classified as existing between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. They have...
Tips for saving energy
By: Andy Orrell
In today’s modern world many people are concerned about the environment. We hear talk of our carbon footprint and are constantly being told to cut back on the amount of energy we use. Couple this with the fact that people are trying to save...
Environmental consequences of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
By: Audrey-Anastasia Alleyne
In 2008, the The International Year of the Reef program continued to focus on a global campaign to raise awareness of the values of coral reefs and the threats facing them. In January 2010, the United Nations designated this year as the International Year of...
How often has Scotland experienced a White Christmas?
By: Stacey Wesley
How often has Scotland Experienced a White Christmas? Growing up for me, I could not imagine Christmas not being white. Waking up Christmas morning looking out the window to see the snow glimmering like fresh cut diamonds covering the ground and the vision of the...
Environmental consequences of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
By: Effie Moore Salem
The economy was already down when the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, thrust it even further in debt. Not only the lives lost, eleven lost their life and just think of how devastating that was to their families. Add to that, the loss of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There is the geographic center of the continental United States, and the city that holds the title is Lebanon, Kansas. The actual center is located on a farm that is about 3 miles from Lebanon Kansas, but apparently the city limits extend beyond those areas...
By: Emlyn Jones
Back in my halcyon undergraduate days, with my saliently “student” clothes and attitude, conversations with strangers invariably led to questioning what exactly was I doing in university (apart from inebriation and recovering from it). “Geography” I would reply, with a smile, awaiting the...
How Surtsey Island was formed
By: Shelly Barclay
Starting in 1963, a new island was formed in the Atlantic Ocean off southern Iceland. The island would become known as Surtsey.The forming of Surtsey was a unique opportunity for scientists to observe the volcanic formation of an island. This had never happened in...

 

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