By: Michael Totten
Sea glass is glass that has been weathered and tumbled in water. It can be found along the shores or in the river- or seabed of any body of water in the world. Sea glass which is found along an inland river or lake is...
What is a depot in polar exploration
By: Michael Totten
In polar exploration, a depot is a cache of food, water, and fuel which is left along the planned route at regular intervals while outward bound. On the way back, these caches supply the necessities of life The reason that depots exist is because it...
By: Michael Totten
Earth's oceans are the heartbeat of the planet. If the oceans fail, life on every part of the Earth is at risk. A new report from the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) has discovered strong evidence that ocean ecosystems are collapsing...
By: Michael Totten
Although they were long thought to be nothing more than a seaman's tall tale, satellite surveillance and radar data from offshore oil platforms has now confirmed the existence of rogue waves. Many of these waves are up to 100 feet high. One sea captain described...
By: Michael Totten
In the popular "Poseidon Adventure" movies, a cruise ship is overturned and capsized when it is unable to turn fast enough to meet a rogue wave head on. The original movie wave was 50 feet high, which became higher in every new remake until the...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The losses of honey bee populations continue to rise all across the United States. Diseases from pesticides are thought to be one of the causes. Honey bees are very essential for pollination of many plants, fruits and vegetables. Billions of honey bees are just disappearing...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Florida's corals have declined about 80% over the past three decades. These corals are monitored daily because of problems associated with human activities. Some problems are diseases and bleaching. Coastal resources are under a great deal of stress due to high populations and coastal development...
The rainiest cities in North America
By: Cathy Franklin
In the top ten most rainy cities in America, you would think that Seattle, Washington would be there, maybe even number one. But it is not. All of the top ten rainiest places are mostly in the South and Southeast. Most of them are in...
Dangers of a summer drought
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The drought that has plagued the state of Texas for most of 2011 has been devastating. Unfortunately, neither the citizens of the state or people living elsewhere have realized or understood how monumental this drought has been until summer. Residents of the state, its government...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season begins on June 1st of each year and ends at the end of November. The National Hurricane Center may make predictions as to the number of hurricanes they anticipate during a season, but when, where and how many hurricanes will make landfall are...

 

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