By: Elizabeth M Young
Afghanistan will never have a fix for war. The location of the country places it as a major crossroads of the world that will always be tantalizing to foreign powers. From all directions, every culture and civilization has transited through Afghanistan to get to and...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season typically lasts from June 1st to November 30. For anyone living in a hurricane prone area, knowing how to prepare for the season can mean the difference between ensuring the safety of your home, family and possessions, and being able to make it...
By: Colette Georgii
Environmental consequences are already occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. British Petroleum (BP) has endeavored to clean up the oil and to stop the leak but so far the leak has not been stopped and according to estimates oil is leaking at a rate of...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Breezycycle
We must listen to the rivers. Rivers show us that change is part of life and that even power has its limits. Generations ago, settlers harnessed the power of water to fill their basic needs. Rivers provided a means of transportation leading to migration of...
Strong winds that have killed people in the UK
By: Caroline St Clare
The UK is known for having a mild and temperate climate however, it's not unusual to experience extreme storms especially during October and January. While the scale of damage and ferocity of the winds can't be compared with the devastating hurricanes felt in some parts...
Should oil drilling be allowed in the Arctic Ocean?
By: D. Vogt
Contemporary society's growing thirst for oil, coupled with the full development and exploitation of the more easily available sources of oil (such as Middle Eastern oil), mean that Western nations have been steadily pushing farther and farther into previously prohibitively hostile environments in the search...
Difference between a glacier and iceberg
By: D. Vogt
The essential difference between glaciers and icebergs is that a glacier is a (relatively) permanent ice formation on land, while an iceberg is a comparatively short-lived free-floating body of ice on an ocean or, potentially, a sea or large lake. Icebergs are typically formed where...
By: Colette Georgii
Future catastrophic oil spills need to be eliminated due to the drastic effects oil spills can have on the environment and people working in the oil industry; and people who's lifestyles depend on the sea for survival and on the land that provides fresh drinking...
What is a Malthusian catastrophe?
By: D. Vogt
A Malthusian catastrophe is an event which results from a period of unchecked population growth, according to the theory of overpopulation advanced by Enlightenment demographer Thomas Robert Malthus (and subsequently applied to "peak oil" and other conceptually similar subjects). According to Malthus, a population grows...
Cellphone radiation may be killing bees
By: D. Vogt
Since 2006, beekeepers in Europe and North America have been reporting unusually large numbers of honeybee colony deaths. A large bee die-off is of great ecological concern because of the continued dependence of farming on bees to pollinate certain major crops. For this reason, the...

 

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