Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado
By: Matthew Fulton
Anyone who has resided in "Tornado Alley", the strip of land extending from North Texas up to South Dakota where tornadoes are most likely to occur, can probably tell you about spring and summer afternoons spent watching the weather report on their local TV channel...
Yellowstone: A silent threat?
By: Selenna
Beautiful Yellowstone's active geo-thermal features make it like no other place on earth. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed into law a bill which made the area of Yellowstone the nations first national park. Scientists believed that the natural wonders of the...
By: Lynette Alice
An aspect of the BP Gulf oil spill of 2010 that has left everyone scratching their head is what is going to happen when a hurricane hits? There is no longer any use in pretending the cleanup efforts are on schedule or even going well...
The environmental impact of oil spills
By: Roma Lightsey
The recent BP oil leak disaster has thrust the Gulf region into the international spotlight. Local residents and scientists alike are waiting to see how the damage impacts the area, as well as the long-reaching ramifications of this unprecedented environmental disaster. The immediate damage is...
Hardest elements on earth
By: Nicholas Ward
When you saw this link, you were like "wtf?" then your curiosity grew, and now you want to know what the hardest elements on earth are. Well this article will detail what they are, a little bit about them, and where they come from...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There is no general agreement on the definition of an "oil plume". Some scientists, the media and the public understand the term to mean a body of oil that is on, or under the surface of the water or is spreading on or into the...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Home wind energy offers a lot of opportunities for those who have at least an acre of land and the money to harvest the power of the wind. In regions and locations that have enough wind to make the investment worthwhile, there are a couple...
By: Colette Georgii
There are environmentally safe ways to clean up oil spills. Today it is vitally important to not endanger coral reefs, fishing communities, sea birds, and other marine life that depend on ocean water for their survival. Also when oil spills reach land the oil destroys...
Camille and the danger of hurricane parties
By: Francis Jock
During the hot summer month of August in 1969, Hurricane Camille, a category 5 hurricane with winds ranging around 172 mph, roared ashore over the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi. While not the deadliest or most destructive of hurricanes in history, Hurricane Camille...
A history of the petroleum industry and the origins of crude oil
By: Allan Taylor
The first petroleum company was Seneca Oil founded in 1858 in Pennsylvania by George Bissell and Jonathan Eveleth. Originally it was called the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company with the objective of collecting oil from a spring at Titusville, Pennsylvania. They hired Edwin Drake to dig...

 

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