By: Elizabeth M Young
When it comes to water usage, it is all about the location and the timing. When it comes to water need, it is all about location and the timing, too! The top consumers of water are people in housing developments, fish in waterways, farmers and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Harnessing the wind has been one of the smartest and effective uses of pure nature to power man's endeavors. Whether the wind is harnessed and attached to equipment that grinds grains for the masses or whether the wind is harnessed, compressed, heated, infused with volatile...
An overview on hydraulic fracturing
By: Judith Willson
Hydraulic fracturing, put very simply, is the breaking of rocks with fluids. Cracks are made or natural ones increased in solid rock to facilitate access to oil, gas, and water. Hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracing, and popularly ‘fracking’) has been a widely...
By: Suzanne Rose
A hurricane is no light matter. You will want to take the proper precautions as Hurricane Earl approaches the eastern coast of the United States. The following are tips on how to prepare for this powerful force of nature. Evacuate if ordered to do so...
How acidification is threatening the world's oceans
By: Perry McCarney
Saltwater covers slightly more than two thirds of the Earth's surface, about 70 percent. Although we divide this area up into geographically based seas and oceans and give them names, almost all of it is intrinsically interconnected. The naming divisions we give are for our...
Tips for saving energy
By: Barry Girolamo
Saving on energy costs has become a necessity as utility prices have sky-rocketed. We used to poke good natured fun at our parents when we were growing up as they complained about how we would leave lights on in a room which wasn't occupied, or...
By: Ramona Taylor
Based on radiometric dating of meteorites and lunar samples, our planet Earth is an estimated 4.6 billion years old; however as the big blue marble rounds the great yellow ball, scientists are always trying to find ways to predict how much longer the earth...
Hurricane formation in the Northern hemisphere
By: Janet Dunn
Each year in the Atlantic Ocean off of Africa’s west coast the prime conditions for the formation of hurricanes that affect the northern hemisphere of the United State comes to life. Between June 1st and November 30th the Sahara Desert being one of the...
By: Perry McCarney
Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used to propagate cracks through geologic stratas in clay and rock formations underground. It is primarily used in oil and gas extraction industries but has uses in several other human endeavors such as mining and increasing bore water yields for...
By: Selenna
Ocean acidification is a global-scale change in the basic chemistry of our oceans, lowering pH levels and effectively causing ocean water to become corrosive. This lowering of pH levels is putting at risk the survival of many species of marine life and coastal communities throughout...

 

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