By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Geoengineering comprises the technologies that intend to reduce global temperatures and counteract anthropogenic (human made) climate change. The technologies vary in complexity from planting trees for carbon capture to placing mirrors in space in order to reflect sunlight back into space. Geoengineering technologies are intended...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The solstices occur when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the South and North Poles. The word solstice is derived from the Latin "sol," which means sun and "sistere," meaning to stand still. A solstice is the...
Why is there more humidity at night?
By: Jon Barr
Have you ever been outside on a summer night and wondered why it is so humid? Why glasses will “fog” up? Why you feel like you just got out of a shower at times? It is really a very simple reason that you do...
By: Christyl Rivers
The term, "Invasive species" is subbjective. Everything human beings have taken to new regions of the world could be considered invasive species. These include the rats that spread the Black Death through Europe, and the humble earthworms that till the soil in the United States...
By: James Vigh
At last count, there were over 1,500 identified active volcanoes in the world and of these 130 of them are grouped in the 17,500 island chain of Indonesia – far more than in any other country. And some of these are famous &ndash...
Why the volcanoes of Java are particularly devastating
By: James Vigh
Java is one of the some 17,500 islands that make up the country of Indonesia. Most of these islands are mere flyspecks, while others are larger and more populous. Java, for example has a population (as of 2010) of some 124 million people. Indonesia...
By: Shanan King
Both the winter and summer solstices have been an important part of human understanding regarding the changes in seasons for millennia. The differences in the two solstices are central to daily living. Although the importance may have been lost to the modern world, ancient cultures...
By: Christyl Rivers
All ecosystems are interconnected. All humans, and most other organisms, are for example, largely water. We are connected also by the air. Air and wind, breath and exchange of gases is what makes life possible. Once on earth there was no oxygen rich atmosphere. People...
Claim: Monsanto's 'Roundup' herbicide damages human DNA
By: Terrence Aym
This may be one of the most important articles you've ever read. If you, your family members—or any friends or neighbors—use Roundup to control weeds to manage lawns and gardens, do them a favor: urge them to stop using the product immediately. You...
By: Rex Trulove
When people talk about a devastating eruption, it is often in reference to the amount of damage caused for mankind. Volcanoes are vehicles for both destruction and creation, however almost all can be devastating, even when they aren't close to a populated area. The volcanoes...

 

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