By: Sam Smart
A tornado watch is a term that is used by the National Weather Service in the United States. Sometimes, people get confused with it. They have a difficult time determining the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. Those people need to realize...
By: D. Vogt
In January 2011, astronomers discovered the largest black hole yet. Black hole M87 is 50 million light-years away, and has an astounding mass, about 6.8 billion times that of our own sun. Black holes are small regions of space so dense that their gravity...
By: Kimberly Huggins-Staudt
Residents that live along the coastlines of the United States, and visitors to these locales, are well advised to educated themselves as to the dangers posed by the natural phenomenon known as “Hurricanes.” Hurricanes are tropical cyclones born over very warm ocean waters...
By: Chris Wiegard
Every species of sea turtle on our planet is currently endangered. Sea turtles face countless threats to their existence in the modern world. All these threats can be traced back to human actions, either intentional or unintentional. In the area of intentional human acts, many...
Drilling for natural gas: Environmental consequences
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Natural gas, one of the principle sources of energy, contains methane (70 - 90 percent) and other hydrocarbons like ethane. It is a fossil fuel. In its pure form, it is colorless, odorless and shapeless. It has many uses for mankind. It is also one...
Drilling for natural gas: Environmental consequences
By: Colette Georgii
According to American Petroleum Institute (API) natural gas or shale oil could help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas is 60 percent lower in carbon emissions than coal and 30 percent lower in carbon emissions than oil. API also suggests that "natural gas could...
Facts about snow storms
By: Krystal Waldron
Snow storms (often called blizzards by the general public), are defined by the National Weather Service as winter storms which bring forth sustained or gusting winds of 35mph which produces blowing or drifting snow which reduces visibility to ¼ mile or less for a period...
By: Sylvia Farley
Sand dunes are formed by the action of wind. The wind moves small particles of sand upward and as particles fall they collect at the base of the dune. This action is repeated until a dune as we know it is formed. Dunes in deserts...
What is high intensity discharge lighting and how does it work?
By: Eileen Eva
The bright form of lighting used in stadiums, road ways and in some luxury cars must have caught your eye. If you are curious enough to go near them, you might have noticed that they also emit low heat and much more light compared to...
Dangers of winter storms
By: Leigh-Ann Andersen
Winter is a dangerous time, simply by nature. However, winter storms present an even greater danger to people, animals, and property. Some of these dangers can be guarded against in the event of an unexpected winter storms. Others can be dealt with after the storm...

 

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