What is a climate aquatic biome?
By: David Colello
The aquatic climate biome is far and away the largest biome, covering roughly seventy-five percent of all available area on the planet. Because it is so enormous of an area, it can hardly be spoken of as a single biome. There are a number of...
The case for respecting the Earth
By: Daniel Rourke
Earth. Arguably the most majestic and fascinating body within our solar system. But why? Is it because of the ability to sustain an oxygen rich atmosphere through the evolution of photosynthesising plants? Or the fact that water can exist as a liquid state and be...
How the world's helium is being depleted
By: Art Young
The world, it seems, is running out of helium – not this popular online content site but rather the inert and surprisingly important gas. Normally, this would only concern those party planners who use helium to inflate balloons or the juvenile pranksters who inhale the...
By: John Brown - 591004
I skip talking about the physical properties and other characteristics of this Nobel gas, Helium. Let's go directly to the usage of this gas: During 2004, the estimated value of Grade-A helium (99.995% or better) extracted domestically by private industry was about $280 million...
By: James Bond - 593622
GLOBAL HELIUM RESERVES There have been a number of press articles saying the world is running out of helium recently. These articles all seem to be based on one so called expert (Cornell professor of physics Robert Richardson), who is probably paid by those companies...
By: Shelly Barclay
Roughly 74,000 years ago, a super volcano erupted in Sumatra. This super volcano is known as Mount Toba. The eruption was on a scale that modern man can scarcely imagine. Volcanic ash was spread all over southern Asia. The ash and gasses that were...
How acidification is threatening the world's oceans
By: Judith Willson
When the amount of carbon in the atmosphere increases, a large amount is absorbed by the oceans. This might seem like good news, as it means there is less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to add to climate change. However the oceans are not giant...
By: Janet Grischy
To a geologist, erosion is the process that takes apart landforms. It wears or grinds them down, scouring away soil and rock with particles suspended in wind or water. It cracks off chunks of stone with the expansion of ice, and breaks down unprotected surfaces...
Hurricane Earl path leads toward N.C. and Nova Scotia
By: Bruce Tyson
As meteorologists watch Hurricane Earl, communities in North Carolina and Massachusetts prepare for possible evacuations if conditions warrant, although forecasts now suggest that Nova Scotia will bear the brunt of its landfall. Coastal regions should only have to deal with strong wind and heavy rain...
By: Leigh Goessl
Hurricane season is typically somewhat predictable due to modern tools able to detect and track hurricanes. What is not usually predictable is how a hurricane will afflict a vulnerable area which is prone to these severe storms. Unfortunately hurricanes have strong potential to create a...

 

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