Can science save the planet?
By: Christyl Rivers
Science cannot save the planet. Humanity can not save the planet. Only the planet can save the planet. Earth as a system has weathered many die offs in her time. This time is only different, in that it is caused by humankind. If the question...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Invasive species are also called alien species. These are life forms that are not indigenous or naturally present in a biome or habitat. They can be introduced by natural causes, such as floods, winds or forced migration during natural disasters. Humans introduce invasive species by...
The causes of global climate change
By: Christyl Rivers
Causes of climate change are geologic over the long term. But when people speak of Global warming, and climate change now, they invariably are referring to the steady, and alarming, human caused warming that marks the last two hundred years. Inter glacial periods, volcanoes, and...
By: Jonnie Coffman
Lightning is an electrical discharge in the atmosphere. It usually occurs during thunderstorms, but can also occur during volcanic eruptions and dust storms. This article will discuss a few of the myths and facts about lightning.Myths"Lightning always strikes the tallest object." Lightning does...
The three weather seasons of Thailand
By: Edgar Arold
Every country has different seasons that their year is broken up into. Thailand is very unique in that it has three seasons and they don’t seem to differ much in the temperature, but the rainfall amount varies quite a bit in those three seasons...
By: Tenebris
All hurricanes begin as a swirling mass of thunderstorms. In most cases, hurricane development goes no further; but in a few, the thunderstorms consolidate into a distinct tropical wave. The National Hurricane Center designates such areas of interest with a letter-number combination (eg. L97). The...
South Africa's Great White shark and the Seasonal Shift Theory
By: Jason Stevens - 576365
In the last several years, scientists studying great whites in False Bay, South Africa, have confirmed that this apex predator switches his feeding patterns from deeper waters around Seal Island to locales closer to shore as summer approaches. “It has become generally accepted that...
Facts and myths about lightning
By: Maggie O'Cala
All thunderstorms have lightning in them even when we are unable to see it. Lightning is defined as: "a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground." (source) An estimated 300 people...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Water runoff is one of the most assured, persistent and powerful forces on the surface of the Earth. It is water runoff that has created most of our sand and soil, that has changed whole landscapes and worked on massive mountain ranges. Water runoff is...
What is the East African Rift System (EARS)?
By: D. Vogt
The East Arican Rift System is a massive rift zone spanning east Africa from the Afar Depression, by the Red Sea, south and then into the ocean near Mozambique. The massive rift valley is produced by a geological process in which the African Plate is...

 

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