By: Elizabeth M Young
For twenty years, the Louisiana Earth Scan Laboratory has utilized the equipment and services of several NASA Earth Observation satellites that are packed with the latest in imaging, synchronizing and data sending technology. For the public, the laboratory produces real time images and movies of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Coral is a living thing, an animal that reproduces as other animals do: either by sexual or by asexual reproduction. Some corals have sperm and eggs, while other corals reproduce by growing polyps that are genetically identical! Some corals expand their territory and odds of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The types of conservation can be many or few, depending on the focus of the individual or program that is aimed at conserving the Earth's resources. The two types that are considered to be of the greatest are water and energy conservation. Humans need their...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Climate involves the whole planet. Weather applies to specific events that occur in specific places at specific times. Weather differs between countries because, first comes world climate, then comes local weather, then comes human, then come a host of other factors, then comes country! The...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Depending on what it is that is being mined and depending on the mining method, this way of making a living can be dubbed the deadliest, with some competition from ocean fishing, tree cutting and construction of high rises. With all types of mining, there...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Climategate originated when the architects of the campaign that drew the world's attention to global warming were attacked and accused of doctoring their data. As a result, the incident was also dubbed "mediagate" in relation to certain media outlets that were too eager to make...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): The General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME)
By: Elizabeth M Young
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) developed an organization called the National Ocean Service. The National Ocean Service hosts a department that is called the Office of Response and Restoration. Within the Office of Response and Restoration lives the General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment...
By: Janet Grischy
Almost everywhere that drillers find crude oil, they find it under a pocket of gas. Still more gas is dissolved in the oil. When drillers go deep, the gas may be under pressure that causes it to shoot to the surface, as it did at...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The bottom line is that science is never truly satisfied until the last observation can be made, tested for accuracy and recorded. With an oil spill of the magnitude of the BP oil spill, there is simply no way to observe, record and verify each...
By: Eloisa G.
According to the dictionary, weather is defined as, “1- The general atmospheric condition, as regards to temperature, moisture, winds, or other meteorological phenomena. 2- The common phenomena of wind, rain, cold, heat cloudiness, or storm.” Although weather affects which crops are successful in...

 

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