By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Flint, a type of rock found in or near deposits of chalk, was formed between 60 and 95 million years ago by accumulating deposits of silica (silicon dioxide) in oceans. These deposits resulted from the deaths of trillions of sea creatures whose bodies contained silica...
An earthquake survival guide
By: Sophie Miles
Earthquakes can occur unexpectedly. Oftentimes, split-second decisions could make a difference between survival and death. When an earthquake strikes, keep in mind these three basic survival steps: Drop, Cover, and Hold On. ♦ Drop, Cover and Hold on Official Rescue Teams worldwide attest that the...
By: Vonda J. Sines
The chances are that the last time you stood in line to pay for a few supermarket staples right before a winter storm, you and the person ahead of you didn’t exchange concerns about a graupel on its way. Most Americans haven’t even...
What to expect after a tornado
By: Mshindi Mwema
Tornadoes are ferocious in nature and cause severe damage to property, cars, crops and anything else they find in the way. Direct impact of a tornado will result in injury during or after a tornado. According to study done by CDC (Center for Disease Control...
By: Kenneth Andrews
The Australian government recently announced plans to create the world's largest ever marine reserve in the Coral Sea, according to coverage by the BBC. The reserve area would limit fishing and also prevent oil and gas exploration and drilling, protecting the increasingly scarce coral reef...
Geologists: Torrential rains trigger earthquakes
By: Terrence Aym
In a report on scientific findings to fellow scientists attending the annual meeting of American Geophysical Society held this year in San Francisco, Shimon Wdowinski and his colleague Igor Tsukanov presented a stunning new theory linking torrential rains to earthquakes.They believe evidence shows that...
An earthquake survival guide
By: Nick Yip
Spontaneous tremors are always disturbing. Most of us would have been educated about natural disasters as a point during our existence. We know to get down low and go, go, go during a fire, we know to head towards basements and underground areas during tornadoes...
The effects of natural disasters on Japan
By: Joseph Malek
A natural disaster can strike Japan at any time and because that country is not very big, area wise, the population within the entire country is likely to suffer the effects of an earthquake, a hurricane, a tidal wave or some other violent weather event...
Overview of the kinds of igneous rocks
By: Blaise Pascal
Igneous rocks are some of the oldest known rocks and one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. These rocks are always formed from the cooling of lava or magma and the exact type of rock formed will depend on...
By: Patrick Sills
Weather forecasts provide people with vital information. Sudden changes in the weather, ranging from predicted precipitation to the most violent of storms, can affect anybody at a moment’s notice. In regard to precipitation, there are two primary types: rain and snow. Those who live...

 

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