Causes of beach erosion
By: Emmett Saigal
Cliffs are constantly being eroded by the sea. The waves throw pebbles, sand and rock against the cliff and over time it forms a cave (this process is called abrasion/corrosion). When back-to-back caves erode fully through a cliff through hydraulic action and corrosion, an arch...
By: Monika Johnson
In recent years it has become fashionable to drink bottled water. Part of this trend is the convenience of not having to fill one's own container. Another part is that chlorine and fluoride are added to tap water, which may make the taste unpleasant. A...
By: Volecia Plafcan
There's not much anyone can do to stop a river and its tributaries from flooding. Once it's started, it has a mind of its own and no one can predict where it's going or when. Snow melting quicker than anticipated or heavy rains cause most...
By: Emmett Saigal
With constantly changing climates and more frequent extreme weather conditions, Tropical Storms have claimed the lives of thousands in recent years. As well of the hefty loss of life, immense damage to property is also recorded every year. This has occurred most notably in the...
Natural disasters: How to survive a tornado
By: Kathy Trower
Tornado weather can be difficult to predict. Tornado warnings can pinpoint an area, but not the exact time and location that a twister will set down. There are many places that are located in an area where tornadoes are frequent. They are known as "tornado...
By: Jennifer Mcdonald
As the world becomes more sensitive to the need of the environment, the negative impact of synthetic fibers has become a cause for concern. Natural fibers are less harmful to the environment and the society because they are derived from plants and animals which are...
By: Pat Gray
How to survive a tornadoTornadoes are one of nature's most dangerous natural disasters - they're unpredictable, deadly and destructive, and every year people die because they don't know how to survive the storms or their aftermath. While there are no guarantees, there are several common-sense...
Why the environment is important
By: Vicki Nikolaidis
Where are you right now as you read this article? Are you near the sea? Take a deep breath, lick your lips, and slide your foot over the ground. When you took a deep breath did you breathe in fresh sea air or some smells...
By: Gabriella Martin
Natural disasters, including hurricanes and tornadoes, appear to be becoming more common and more destructive. For 2011, the number of deaths attributed to a tornado is over five hundred. The knowledge of how to stay safe in and survive a tornado has become something every...
Scientific evidence proving the causes of global warming
By: Vicki Nikolaidis
Observation, mathematics, teamwork and good science track global warming. An all-important heat diffusion equation was developed during the late 1790s by the mathematician, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier. A man arrested, imprisoned and labeled a terrorist during the French “time of the guillotine." Thankfully he survived...

 

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