Why rip currents are dangerous
By: Lane Olinghouse
Far more deadly than sharks, rip currents claim the lives of over a hundred seaside swimmers and waders every year. All too many of these unfortunate occurrences happen where local authorities have posted prominent signs warning of the danger. Although less common, rip currents also...
Understanding sensory awareness
By: Christyl Rivers
To survive and thrive in the modern world, environmentalism, all sciences, and fields concerned with human psychology and sociology must all combine forces. Creating sensory awareness is a vital aspect of tuning human minds toward belonging on the planet. Ecopsychology is dependent upon therapies that...
Why rip currents are dangerous
By: Nick Somoski
80% of all beach-related lifeguard rescues are due to rip currents. According to a report by ABC News, rip tides claimed the lives of an estimated 72 swimmers in 2010, although the number could have been higher. Due to early deaths, the number was likely...
Where the sand on beaches comes from
By: Lane Olinghouse
A kind of urban legend has it that the sand on the beaches of Hawaii nowadays comes by barge from California. Given recent evidence of significant coastline erosion seen along many beachfronts around the world, one can understand the concept behind the story. However, inasmuch...
Advantages of offshore wind farms
By: Nick Somoski
Alternative energy has been a popular topic in the news ever since oil prices have increased to astonishing levels. One alternative energy source is wind, but not just in the historical form that has been around for hundreds of years. Wind mills have been a...
By: Lira Mirante
Today, close to half of the world’s population lives in metropolitan areas and it is projected that by 2030 about 20% more will flock to the cities and urban centers. The influx of people to these areas that are bustling with economic activities thereby...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
When ozone depletion combines with greenhouse gases, researchers tell us that climate change will occur. The reason why they are so concerned about carbon in the air is that when this occurs, harmful UV rays can enter the environment. Greenhouse gases make up much of...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Humic acid is the major component of humus which is an organic component of soil. Humic acid is produced by the biodegradation of dead organic matter, and it forms through the combination of acids containing carboxyl and phenyl compounds. Humic acid is usually used as...
By: Lira Mirante
The Chinook Winds, popularly called Chinooks, refer to the wind originating from the Pacific Coast during moist weather. Hitting inland and running into a barrier of coastal mountains, the wind tends to cool rapidly as they climb the western slopes up to the mountain crest...
The colors of sand on different beaches
By: Patricia Jankowski
Most people have seen the fine grains of sand on a beach along a lake or ocean. Sand is formed over millennia when larger rocks are broken down into smaller and smaller particles by mechanical erosion or weathering. This is caused by freeze/thaw cycles, erosion...

 

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