Areas affected the most by summer droughts
By: Lisa Miller - 420762
Droughts can be very dangerous for many reasons. Plants and wildlife both rely on water to survive, since that is what they are primarily created of. When the rain simply does not fall, everything within the area will start to shrivel up and die off...
Hazards of the hurricanes
By: Lisa Miller - 420762
During a hurricane, lives and property are put at a level of extreme risk. Hurricanes are one of the most destructive and deadly disasters that can occur. Many different factors create hazard during a hurricane. The effects can be deadly to humans, and can completely...
Dangers of a summer drought
By: Lisa Miller - 420762
Summertime drought can be devastating in many ways, to many different ways of life. It can alter an ecosystem and destroy the food chain. It can also effect the way of life for humans. Drought can occur in any area, however is more prominent in...
Types of geologists
By: B. J. Deming
Modern geology has come a long way since James Hutton published his theory of the Earth in the late 18th century. Today, geologists serve the public in many ways. A closer look at something as simple as the local convenience store can show just how...
By: Keith Redfern
A pyroclastic flow is a movement of material from an erupting volcano. Volcanoes come in many types, relating in part to the acidity of the lava, the level of ash produced and whether they erupt gradually or violently. The word pyroclastic has its origin in...
By: Norman Green
Essential for life and covering approximately seventy per cent of the Earth’s surface, water really is a remarkable substance. Existing in a multitude of forms, whether as snow, ice, cloud or vast deep oceans, water has a number of unique physical properties. These physical...
By: Nan C Avery
There are three things needed for a thunderstorm. One is moisture in the air to form clouds and rain. Two, unstable air is warm air that rises rapidly. The third component of a thunderstorm is 'lift'. Lift factors include sea breezes, weather fronts, and mountains...
By: Nan C Avery
Thunderstorms affect small areas. A thunderstorm is usually fifteen miles in diameter and only lasts for thirty minutes. It is difficult to believe that such a small area and size of thunderstorms is dangerous. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), thunderstorms kill more people...
The structure and properties of water
By: Zain Arif
While the ubiquitous nature of water might lead many to consider it ordinary, it is in fact in many ways a miracle liquid. Well before the advent of modern science, the very first Greek philosopher Thales (624 – 546 BC) described water as the cause...
Dangers of summer heat waves
By: Kathy Downey
Heat waves kill people. In fact, in a typical year, heat causes more deaths in the United States than flooding, lightning, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Since heat waves are common summer time occurrences, their dangers affect many people every year. Even healthy people can suffer from...

 

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