By: Brian Lobb
Summer time is here again, time to plant the garden and groom lawns. Don’t forget a nice cool dip in the pool to finish off that hard day’s work. Yet most people do not really think about where the water comes from and...
By: James Vigh
Hurricanes are formed over warm tropical ocean waters. Scientists are still unsure as to the how or the why hurricanes form. What they do know is that a steady, consistent wind is needed during the forming process and the water temperature must be at least...
By: Nilanjana Bose
Sand is essentially formed of rock and other particles, weathered finer and finer over time. There are three stages to the process. Summarized briefly, they consist of: 1. The mechanical erosion of large chunks of rock - by fracture on impact, freeze/thaw cycles, and also...
Why are we in a global water crisis?
By: Christyl Rivers
The daily need for water by every creature on earth has led to conflicts and crisis over the precious resource world wide. There have always been fights over water, since the first Australopithecus man in any arid region noted newcomers circling the local watering hole...
Ways to conserve water during a dry summer
By: Effie Moore Salem
Water is the most precious of natural resources and is necessary for all life. During droughts and times of low rainfall when water sources are low water sources may be dwindling. All living things, humans, animals and plant life may need to conserve. People with...
Ways to conserve water during a dry summer
By: Kimberly Napier
Occasionally, during the summer months, an announcement is made that the area is experiencing drought conditions, so water conservation measures should be enacted. Many do not understand how they can help in conserving water. There are many ways to help save water, some large, some...
Shipwrecks found in the Red Sea
By: Nick Somoski
The oceans of the world hold much more than just salt. The history beneath the waves is far too plentiful to ever find out in full, but one feature that definitely lies beneath the surface is the assortment of shipwrecks that lie at the bottom...
Shipwrecks found in the Red Sea
By: Michael Totten
For thousands of years, the treacherous waters of the Red Sea have been the crossroads of civilization. The earliest ships in this region were made of reeds, and those which sank have vanished without a trace. However, there have been over a hundred shipwrecks since...
Ways to conserve water during a dry summer
By: Robin Lamb
It’s a bitter irony that when we most need to conserve water, we’re most likely to over-use it. During the dry summer months, when the water levels in dams and reservoirs are falling, many consumers are thinking of long cool showers, freshly filled...
Hurricane Katrina: The catastrophe and the aftermath
By: David Skolnik
On Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, a storm was brewing in the Bahamas. Hurricane Katrina would become the deadliest Atlantic Coast storm of the 2005 hurricane season and one of the five deadliest in United States history. Katrina made landfall in Southeast Florida as a...

 

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