By: Maria C Collins
The Little Ice Age lasted around 350 years from the 15th century to the 19th century, causing social, economic and political problems. It was preceded by The Medieval Warm Period, an unusually warm time. Researchers have studied The Little Ice Age endlessly and advanced theories...
Interesting facts about the Yangtze River
By: Athena Brady
The Yangtze River (Changjiang) is 6300 kilometres long and is situated in China. It is the largest river in the world and the third longest. The Yangtze lies directly on a fault line and is prone to earthquakes. Its source lies in the west...
The effects of wildfire on environment
By: James Johnson
Wildfire, the term conjures up burning forests with towering pines bursting with the sound of gunfire into flames. Antelope running before a wall from the fire as it burns across the prairie. They are considered destructive and they can be, especially to human habitation, but...
What is the difference between smog and fog?
By: James Johnson
What is the difference between smog and fog. A very simple question, but one with some interesting complications.. Smog is defined in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as ": a fog made heavier and darker by smoke and chemical fumes; also : a photochemical haze caused...
Battling wildfire: What it takes to put out a wildfire
By: James Johnson
Having worked for the United States Forestry Service as a Forest fir fighter battling wildfires I can state with firm conviction that it takes a lot of guts, determination, dedication, luck and intelligence mixed with a bit of prayer to put out a forest fire...
Reasons why there are differences in species diversity in different areas of a reef
By: James Johnson
Many people wonder why, when you are out snorkeling or diving you can see different things on different parts of the reefs. One section can be covered with green wrasses and yet 20 feet away there isn't a fish of any type to be seen...
What is typical winter weather for Australia?
By: Kathy Szaters
Australia is a large country, displaying a lot of climate variation. Typical weather during Australia's winter months June, July and August will vary depending upon which part of the country you are in. As a general rule of thumb, the north of Australia is...
By: James Johnson
Wildfire! The term conjures destruction in the wilderness. It is a fire out of control that burns and consumes everything it can. A "natural force" that can be released by man that to many is just short of nuclear destruction. But is it really as...
"The Walk for Water" 2009 draws worldwide participation
By: Mark G. Sullivan
Around the globe, the water crisis continues to effect those that can least afford it, the children. Each day it is estimated that 4,500 die because of the lack of safe drinking water. (1) This critical ingredient is needed in stopping the spread of...
By: Awsome
Fossil fuels make up about 90% of the worlds total energy needs, the next largest provider is nuclear energy with about 6%. Nuclear energy has the largest potential just becuase of the infustructure already in place and our knowledge of fission reactions. Fission reactions have...

 

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