By: Blaise Pascal
Coal is a fossil fuel that has been used for several hundred years. Most people have heard of coal and know that the Earths coal supplies are limited but they may not know how coal was formed. There are some mistaken beliefs that coal comes...
By: Sarah Cagle
Anthracite and bituminous coal are two types of coal that are critical to the economy of the United States. Anthracite coal is used in a variety of manufacturing processes, but its primary use is in the formation of steel. Bituminous coal, on the other...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Oil Shale deposits are all over the world. These deposits were formed during the prehistoric periods of the Triassic, Jurassic, Permian, Devonian, Pre Cambrian, Cretaceous, Early Carboniferous, and Ordovician periods, which means that these deposits are very, very old. This is different from Oil Bearing...
Northern spotted owls: Key species of the old growth forest
By: Christa Banchs
Northern Spotted Owl: Key species of the Old Growth Forest Let’s start by defining what an old growth forest is. An old growth forest is a forest with large trees, and standing dead trees(also called standing snags-(Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old-growth_forest). The Northern Spotted Owl...
By: Blaise Pascal
Oil is one of the most versatile fossil fuels. Many products that people use everyday stem from petroleum. While most people know that that crude oiled is drilled for and pumped from conventional wells, not all oil comes from a well. Oil shale is a...
How can we improve weather forecasting?
By: B. J. Deming
Weather causes damage even when a hurricane, tornado, blizzard or flood isn't making the news. Forewarned is forearmed, and we can improve weather forecasting by gathering more data, improving computer modeling and enlisting public help.♦ More dataToday's weather forecasts are more accurate than at...
By: Alan Parker
Geysers are some of the most awe-inspiring and rare natural phenomena in the world today. Officially, a geyser is a spring that is characterized by discharges of water and steam which are ejected forcefully. The word “geyser” actually comes from the Icelandic verb &ldquo...
What gneiss is
By: Hector Principe Quiambao
Gneiss is a metamorphic rock that is widely distributed. Its mineral content is mainly feldspar, quartz and mica. These minerals are ingrained in gneiss in such a way that they are still visible to the naked eye. This rock is normally gray or pink with...
By: B. J. Deming
A tropical cyclone can come your way as you travel throughout the world. Residents in vulnerable areas are familiar with their region’s storm warnings, but you might not recognize these foreign terms and so not know how dangerous the oncoming storm was. Here is...
How gneiss is formed
By: Mac Pike
Geologists recognize three major classifications of rock. One category is igneous rock; formed from molten material from deep beneath the earth’s surface, known as magma. Examples of igneous rock would include granite, basalt, and pumice. Sedimentary rocks like limestone, sandstone, conglomerate and mudstone are...

 

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