An introduction to the Northern Lights
By: Emele Maisey
The Northern Lights, known as Aurora Borealis, are natural light displays that happen in the sky above the Magnetic pole of the Northern hemisphere. The lights are only visible to the naked eye at night, and can be seen most clearly in areas of the...
Putting waste materials to work: plastics from chicken feathers
By: Carol Smock
Using waste materials to create useful and biodegradable products has long been a goal of researchers and environmentalists. One such product is plastic, which is usually made from petroleum. In the US, about one hundred billion pounds of plastic is used each year. When fossil...
By: Dee Bee
Chicken feathers are waste products and are normally thrown out. They are inexpensive, abundant and readily available in all countries that eat poultry. There are over three billion pounds of chicken feathers thrown out just in the United States. Feathers are processed to make animal...
An introduction to a tornado watch
By: Keith Hamburger
During spring, summer and fall throughout much of the United States tornado watches are quite common. Knowing exactly what is meant when a tornado watch is issued and what do do when your region is under such a watch is important to you and your...
Putting waste materials to work: plastics from chicken feathers
By: Effie Moore Salem
Futuristic environmental efforts demand that as many waste products as possible be reused. Chicken feathers is one such resource that is being reused. Plastics from chicken feathers are a new patented invention, but chicken feathers in some form or another have always been used by...
Different types of environmental conservation
By: Rigoberto Ochoa
Due to human impact on the planet, environmental conservation has become a necessary step in order to help maintain the planets diverse and beautiful ecological worth. There have been many different kinds of efforts from various groups of people in an attempt to make a...
By: Kristina Kropat
Spring of 2011 will go down in history as the season of tornadoes. Most Americans are aware of the devastation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joplin, Missouri, Oklahoma City and many other locales, caused by this powerful weather phenomena. Tornadoes have been a part of life for...
By: Sarah Abts
Since real estate is in the dumps, should builders go to the dump to get a leg up on cheap, sustainable building materials? Many people participate in using salvaged building materials or crafting makeshift housing out of things usually discarded. Some creative people have gone...
By: Lenna Gonya
There has been a lot of talk about biomass and biofuels over the last few years, and while everyone is intrigued by the idea of producing a usable fuel alternative from waste materials or sustainable crops, the process may take more time than expected. In...
By: Barbara Stanley
"Hurricane season affects the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from June through November, though most severe storms occur between August and October," according to the Travel Channel. Hurricane season can be extremely stressful for the average person. Due to the latest technology, hurricane landfall...

 

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