Facts about Lake Assal
By: Nick Ford
Lake Assal is a small East African lake in central/east Djibouti. It lies within the Great Rift Valley. When the nineteenth century geographer John Walter Gregory first used the phrase Great Rift Valley he used it to describe a geological trench that extends from the...
By: Colette Georgii
The study of Earth science is important for all people because people have a vital relationship with their biosphere or ecosphere. The biosphere is the part of Earth where people live and work and raise their families. The biosphere is also home to all other...
By: Christine Zibas
Akin to the old adage, “Does a tree falling in a forest make a sound if no one is around to hear it?” the story of the sailing stones of Death Valley causes many to ponder, how can a stone make a path...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Coral fluorescence is a common phenomenon among corals and other marine animals. Fluorescen occurs only when the target is stimulated by a certain type of light. A coral may appear to glow in shades of green, red or blue under certain light wavelengths. Corals fluorescen...
By: Shannon Farlouis
In Death Valley, there are sailing stones, or moving rocks, that move along the valley floor without human or animal intervention. Their force of movement has not been confirmed and is still being researched today. This has often been called a mystery or geological phenomenon...
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
The term "Phytoremediation" is derived from the Greek word "phyto" (which means plant) and the Latin word "remedium" (which means restoring balance). This term was coined by Dr. Ilya Raskin of Rutgers University's Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment. He was a member of...
Terrestrial biomes: Alpine
By: J. Lang Wood
One of the most interesting of terrestrial biomes is found in alpine regions of the world. Alpine biomes are found in mountainous regions of the world at altitudes 10,000 feet and higher. These areas have harsh weather conditions with high winds and heavy snows...
The carbon cycle and global warming
By: Tyriese Holloway
Just close your eyes and imagine the Industrial Revolution. Long, gray snakes of smoke enter the sky, changing the once blue sky, to a toxic gray. As children and adult alike walk monotonously with morose eyes knowing that one fatal mistake could mean sudden death...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The alpine biome is found in various mountain regions of the world. They're usually located at altitudes of up to 3048 meters (10,000 feet), where trees are scarce. Temperatures in the alpine tundra biome are generally below freezing in the winter, when it receives...
By: Michael Totten
The stones of Death Valley move on their own. A few of the sailing stones are as heavy as 80 pounds. Some stones have moved as far as 659 feet in a single winter, leaving long trails behind them. Some do not move at all...

 

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