By: Wayne Ramsey
While global warming may be one of the biggest topics on the forefront of discussion right now, it is also one of the most difficult world problems to solve. There are so many different countries around the world that are creating massive amounts of pollution...
By: Red Dwyer
Paleontologists place three dinosaurs on the fiercest list. None of them are on the giants list or the popular list. These three middle- and lightweights were the most deadly dinosaurs to roam our planet.1. Megaraptor: Genus named (M. namunhuaiquii) for the Mapuche (Argentinian Indian)...
By: Red Dwyer
Lightning is a surge of electrical current from an object on the ground to a leader in the sky. Here is how it works:Thunderstorms form when two or more differently pressured weather fronts collide. High pressure fronts, which bring warmer, clearer weather, try to push...
By: Red Dwyer
If you are a digger, by choice or merely accident, you may find dinosaur bones or fossilized plants. What you do next is important to both you and the fossil.If you find what you think is a fossil, the first thing you should do...
A guide to backyard geology
By: Rachelle de Bretagne
Not everyone is as fortunate as I am in seeing how they can take part in geology, which is the study in the planet earth and the components that make it a planet, its life forms, and the history behind forming the earth the way...
By: Ginger Kazay
Since I live in Northern Arizona, the creation of the Grand Canyon is a common topic of conversation. The truth is no one knows for sure. Even the local geologists are divided on this topic.There are currently four different theories: 2 "official" and 2...
By: Jennifer Goebel
My top ten list of things you probably didn't expect from global warming.The first six months of 2006 have been the warmest in the United States since 1895. You have probably heard news accounts of global warming causing intense storms, flooding, droughts, heat waves...
By: pa cockle
As a pre-teen I was hunted out of my uncles shed often. It contained the lapidary machinery and specimen rocks and minerals that had been collected on one of the numerous 'rockspeditions' by my uncle and his mates. My uncle, saw the value of leading...
By: Red Dwyer
Air pollution destroys the atmosphere which protects the Earth. Trees "eat" pollution by taking the carbon dioxide out of the air, and then they "exhale" oxygen. Planting a tree can help prevent pollution as well.What is atmosphere, and why is it important?The atmosphere...
By: Ian Loft
Oil transformed the world and propelled humanity into the age of engines and high technology of composite materials, plastics, medicines and a multitude of catalectic agents used to energise manufacturing processes in almost every conceivable industry. If oil were to suddenly disappear, the world today...

 

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