By: Elizabeth M Young
Research has gone for over a century to measure phytoplankton levels as widely as possible. The conclusion, is that global phytoplankton levels are not only declining, they have been declining for over a century. Since 1899, a very simple tool, the Secchi Disk, has been...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Imran Mohyudin
Solar Energ: Our Hope. We all on earth are facing an energy crisis. Actually we need energy in every walk of life. We need energy to grow food, to desalinize and purify water, to dispose off wastes, to solve medical problems, for medicine, to clean...
By: Ian Farquharson
America has many state parks to offer those that enjoy the outdoor life and the majority of these parks offer the standard outdoor activities of hiking, camping and trekking. While these are great activities, if you are looking for a state park that is a...
Worst blizzards in US history
By: Maggie O'Cala
The term blizzard refers to a winter storm that brings unusually high amounts of snow, extremely strong winds and unbearable cold weather. Blizzards have been responsible for thousands of deaths and possibly billions of dollars worth of property damage. Among some of the worst ever...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Solar energy is an enticing alternative in the energy wars of today. Developed countries have urban areas that are energy dependent for everything from elevators to street lights. A power outage in a major urban area can bring an entire region to a standstill, since...
How does snow form?
By: R. Renee Bembry
Snow usually begins its life as crystals resembling hexagonal prisms, and thus, the hexagonal prism acts as the basic snowflake shape. As snowflakes develop, however, their shapes become more elegant and more flamboyant. This flamboyancy occurs as the prism and their sister basal surfaces slowly...
By: Pamela Kay
Being snowed in for several days can lead to raw nerves, especially if you lead an active life. However, you can use these days to your benefit if you keep a positive attitude. Try these ten ways to beat cabin fever when you are snowed...
How does hail form?
By: R. Renee Bembry
Hail forms when ice droplets, snowflake clusters, or floating debris enter thunderclouds and act as ice nuclei. Ice droplets form nuclei when collections of ice droplets group together. Snowflakes form nuclei when several snowflakes clump together. Debris forms nuclei when wind blows tiny bits of...
A guide to the different types of snowflakes
By: Maggie O'Cala
Did you know that there are different types of snowflakes? Simple prisms are hexagonal and the most basic structured of all snowflakes. These can appear as flat and plate-like, slender columns or a variety of shapes in between the two. Simple hexagonal prisms are incredibly...
A guide to the different types of snowflakes
By: Patricia Dickson
You’re playing in the snow twirling around while watching the flakes fall as you catch them on your tongue. Building snowmen and making snow angels is a lot of fun in the winter but have you ever stopped to wonder just how many different...

 

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