By: Blaise Pascal
Magma is a molten material that is present beneath the surface of the Earth. As a result of volcanic activity, magma is extruded to the surface and once this material reaches the surface, it is known as lava. The lava will eventually cool on the...
By: Myke Hawkeye
Heat lightning is a term used to describe the faint flashes of lightning that can be seen on the horizon. The important feature of these flashes is that there is no thunder sound accompanying the lightning flash. Heat lightning was named because it is usually...
What causes a heat wave
By: Jan Lazor
People around the world look forward to warm temperatures and outdoor activities, but the summer heat can turn deadly when those temperatures soar well above normal and stay that high, or higher, for days on end. Blistering temperatures coupled with high humidity can stress peoples&rsquo...
Hurricane preparedness: Emergency supplies needed
By: Barbara Zarrella
Hurricanes are not something to ignore or wait to the last minute to start preparation for. There are some things that the individual must decide ahead of time that will determine just how they will prepare. First: Will you stay or leave. If you are...
By: Barbara Zarrella
If you follow some simple steps, you will be able to manage to keep your food safe and edible when you are without power. It is a matter of preparation. One of the first and most important items you need to invest in is a...
What is a lava tube and how is it formed?
By: B. J. Deming
A lava tube is an underground tunnel made by very fluid lava. According to the US Geological Survey, this low-viscosity lava tends to flow in just a few main channels during a long-lived eruption. Over time, the moving lava develops a crust at its outer...
By: rbnstr
Natural calamities and catastrophes require preparedness when it comes to basic necessities for survival. Of the three basic necessities, food, is the most important to be ready with in case of emergency. Hurricane preparedness is a lot easier to have ready when it comes to...
By: B. J. Deming
The loose gemstone that Michael Caine, in his role as Alfred the butler in "The Dark Knight," described as “a ruby the size of a tangerine” would have been much less interesting had he been telling Master Wayne about “a lump of...
What is a sustainable environment?
By: Christyl Rivers
A sustainable environment is one where resources are conserved effectively. There are three simple rules to optimize sustainability. Most animals and plants co evolved toward a balance that keeps an immense amount of bio diversity interacting within an environment. What makes it sustainable, is that...
By: B. J. Deming
The serene beauty of an emerald’s green depths gives no hint to the casual observer of the extreme conditions where it formed. Only on closer inspection can you see inclusions that are the tell-tale signs of ancient violence: little fissures and minicrystals; hollow cavities...

 

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