What gneiss is
By: Michael Ojelabi
In dialectological terms, the word gneiss was coined from the German verb, gneist, a reference to glittering rock. Some other authorities claim that gneiss was actually an old Anglo-Saxon mining expression applied on worthless or valueless material or object. In physical terms gneiss refers to...
By: Blaise Pascal
Gneiss, pronounced as ‘nice’, is one type of metamorphic rock found all over in the world today. This metamorphic rock is usually identified by distinctive bands of lighter and darker materials as well as its coarse surface. The banding, or foliation as it is...
By: Richard Bauerle
The central plains of the United States as well as the rest of the nation have had an unusually mild winter thus far. For most people this means a cheaper winter! Aside from the expenses of the holidays, the presents, the turkey, and the New...
By: Lane Olinghouse
Those who prefer not to experience the extreme cold weather that winter often brings might think a mild winter would have no disadvantages, only benefits. Lower fuel bills, safer traveling conditions, no business or school closures due to inclement meterological conditions - who could argue...
The sunniest cities in North America
By: Toni Macdonald
There are many reasons for you to be curious about the sunniest places in North America. You may be a trivia buff who has become intrigued with the topic or wants to impress your friends with this knowledge. Maybe you are looking to visit one...
By: Blighty
Most people have experienced when out walking on an early morning in winter hoar frost on shrubs and trees, and many people have wondered how hoar frost forms and what conditions are required for these phenomena to occur? Hoar frost is a collection of many...
By: Kaitlyn Shepanski
Some people just fundamentally don’t enjoy the winter. There are those who would much rather recline in the sun than build a snowman in the nippy December air. What are sometimes spoken of less than personal preference are the actual benefits to a mild...
By: Cameron Scott
Mild weather right through the winter? Temperature barely straying below the freezing mark at all? Well, it's not all good news. In places which always have a cold winter with good snow cover, a mild winter can be downright disruptive to growing cycles. Disrupted agriculture...
An introduction to the ecology of estuaries
By: Breezycycle
Estuaries are powerhouses that provide natural resources, food, recreation, and natural scenic beauty. These bays and lagoons that enclose areas where freshwater from rivers and streams blends with salt water from the ocean are also areas of scientific research. Perhaps there is an estuary that...
By: Maria C Collins
Dutch elm disease is a fungal disease affecting elm trees. A particularly virulent form of the disease hit Britain in the mid nineteen sixties killing many English elms. A pandemic began affecting trees in Europe between the nineteen twenties and nineteen forties reaching Britain by...

 

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