Hurricane Alex disrupts oil cleanup
By: D. Vogt
For the past several days, Hurricane Alex disrupted oil cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially worsening the already sure to be devastating environmental consequences of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Fortunately, the hurricane did not cross directly over the site of the...
By: D. Vogt
When talking about how weather has changed human history, there are actually two separate questions that need to be answered: first, how weather (individual incidents like high or low temperatures, storms, etc.) has affected human history, and second, how climate has changed human history...
By: Victoria Tiegert
Summer is a wonderful season which many people wait for with anticipation throughout the rest of the year. It is also a season that others hope will just end soon. The difference in these two outlooks regarding summer usually has to do with the same...
By: Tim Harry
It may sound strange but it is vital that mankind starts to reduce their water consumption. It sounds strange because as most people know 7/10 of the earth’s surface is covered in water, and the amount of water present in the earth’s water...
How newly found mineral deposits could transform Afghanistan into one of the world's largest mining countries
By: Elizabeth M Young
The recent mineral finds in Afghanistan are allegedly compliments of American geologists and some Pentagon officials. The discoveries are the results of geological studies that went on years ago in addition to some more recent explorations. There is some suspicion about how the discovery and...
By: Leigh Goessl
An Associated Press (AP) investigation has uncovered a disturbing situation. Not only is the BP oil well from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion spewing tons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico daily, but older abandoned wells may be leaking into the gulf as...
By: Lenna Gonya
In the winter months, we complain about the cold temperatures, and in the summer, we complain about the heat. However, there are a lot of benefits to be had from summertime sun and the hot temperatures. 1. For a lot of the year, especially in...
The wealth of Australia's mineral and fuel resources
By: Allan Taylor
Australia is the lucky country. Its mineral and fuel resources are enormous by any standard. It has a land area about the same size as continental USA, with a population of 22 million, which is concentrated in five large cities located on the coast. The...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Opals, especially Fire Opals, are the hottest new gemstones, but their fame and desirability goes back through the centuries. They are intense, colorful and astounding when incorporated into jewelry designs. There is intensity and in some cases, movement of color inside of the gemstone, as...
How to use the summer heat to your advantage
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
Who in the northeastern U.S. has heard of temperatures of 103 degrees or higher early in July in recent years? According to last night's weatherman, it's only happened about five times in the past century. Many of us just plain don't like summertime weather...

 

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