By: Sarah Heller
Sea glass is a substance often used in jewelry and other decorative items. The glass is found along the shores of every ocean and salt water lake in the world, including Antarctica and the North Pole. Very few people, however, know how it is made...
By: Pam Kornasiewicz
The Amazon River is arguably the greatest river in the world. Its source is Lake Lauricocha in the Peruvian Andes. On its way to the Atlantic Ocean the Amazon River and its many tributaries flow through six South American countries: Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela...
By: Kimberly Napier
The River Thames is located in Great Britain. It is 215 miles long and has served an important role as a trade route throughout history. It is the longest river that is entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom. Traditionally the...
Interesting facts about the River Congo
By: Martha Leonard
In his book by that name, James Conrad called the land the “heart of darkness” Others like Henry Stanley have echoed that sentiment. The Congo River (also called the Zaire)is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile. Through its almost 3000 mile...
By: Deneice Arthurton
Although the collection and subsequent study of seashells is a serious scientific field known as conchology, most shell collectors are of the casual variety. Some people find it impossible to pass by a seashell which has caught their eye without stooping to pick it up...
By: Janet Grischy
An overview of the common seashells of the United States might begin with the state shells of fourteen coastal states. However, California and Hawaii, where shells are abundant and admired, lack designated state shells. Also, many state shells are the shell of more than one...
By: B. J. Deming
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the blue precious stone to emerald’s green, ruby’s red and diamond’s scintillating transparency. This gem variety of the mineral corundum also comes in the rainbow of other colors found in fancy sapphires. However, sapphire is...
By: Tamatha Campbell
Oil spills can take an enormous ecological and economic toll. Even the smallest oil spills have severely negative effects on marine life. Usually, clean-up methods are chosen with a view to minimizing these negative effects, especially on any endangered species. The most well-known and visible...
The effects of oil spills on marine life
By: Blaise Pascal
Oil spills are one of the most notable catastrophes that occur in the ocean but actually only account for only a small percentage of oil that enters the ocean. The effects to marine life and habitat however are not small. Documented oil spills have release...
By: B. J. Deming
I really wanted a cup of coffee and a hot bath but had no way to get them after Katrina left us without power for three days in late August 2005, even though the cyclone had dropped down to tropical-storm strength by the time it...

 

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