Should energy-conservation methods be practiced by all?
By: Barry Girolamo
Why should anyone be exempt from energy-conservation? I know there are people who feel as if they are so above it all that they don't need to conserve energy, but if we were to all make a real concerted effort in the conservation of energy...
What is a hailstorm
By: Jesse Vorton
Hailstones are the precipitation that falls from the sky in the form of a circular and or an oddly shaped lump of ice. They often can vary in size; some being only the size of a kernel; some great in size as an orange. The...
How deserts develop and change
By: Jesse Vorton
Most of the world's deserts are situated in between the latitudes of 15° and 35° on each side of our Earth's equator respectively. These zones are characterized by substantial atmospheric pressure which is those areas where cool air falls and becomes warmer. These zones characterized...
Hazardous material and waste: An overview
By: Jesse Vorton
Hazardous waste is known to be those chemicals as well as byproducts of such chemicals, that can negatively affect human health as well pollute our environment. Every year tons of wastes in the billions, is produced in the United States alone largely in part by...
Dangers of wind chills
By: Punky Austin
The effect of wind on the cold air temperature is called the wind chill. In the winter months people need to not only be aware of the temperature but also the wind chill before going outside. The greater the wind speed the faster we lose...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Imagine being lucky enough to find quartz that has qualities that no other quartz has. Quartz is a hard crystal, six sided and formed under enormous increments of time, the perfect conditions and with pressure. It all begins with silicon and oxygen that forms in...
By: Elizabeth M Young
It all begins with columbite-tantalite, which is a dull, black metallic ore. Columbite and tantalite are usually found grouped together and the two minerals can have many names, both scientific and industrial. Columbite can be called niobite, niobite-tantalite or columbate. It is the ore or...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Strategic minerals can be defined by a couple of standards. First, a developed nation needs them for military, industrial or commercial purposes that are essential to the economy, defense, medicine, and for other reasons. In the second definition, not enough of the essential minerals are...
What is a sustainable environment?
By: Ali88
To learn the truth about a sustainable environment, you don't need the Internet or a library. Simple is best. Which means, why not ask your grandparents? If your grandmother or grandfather is no longer alive, you could always “borrow” one. It's a common fact...
By: Elizabeth M Young
NASA recently celebrated the ten year birthday of the Terra Satellite, which was put to work on February 24, 2000. The Terra Satellite is one of the Earth Observing System (EOS) group of satellites, with the title EOS AM-1. Terra's mission is to ultimately collect...

 

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