By: LilCaliga
English philosopher Francis Bacon noted in 1620 that the shapes of the continents allowed them to be fit together. He came to this realization after viewing new maps that had been created due to heightened seafaring activity in the previous century. A less distant and...
By: Joseph Hazelbaker
Ahh, the carbon cycle. How could something so simple be so important? And how do trees fit in? If you've temporarily blanked on what the carbon cycle is, let me give you a brief refresher.The carbon cycle, as the name implies, is the movement...
By: Joseph Hazelbaker
Ecological features such as natural lakes exist due to a delicate balance that has been achieved over time. The result is a fragile aquatic ecosystem that is susceptible to numerous negative influences.The most immediate impact of water diversion is habitat loss. Different species of...
By: Joseph Hazelbaker
Earth is a puzzle in many ways. Looking at the Earth's seven separate continents, you might notice how that could literally be true.Pangaea is the name of the super-continent that was formed an estimated 250 million years ago. It is important to understand that...
By: Minh Tran
In the past, man used myths to explain lightning as well as other natural phenomena. Lightning has been said to caused by Zeus, by Thor and other gods depending on the culture the myth comes from. In the present, science provides us more accurate and...
By: Nancy Atkinson
Ah, spring..daffodils and crocuses blooming, birds chirping and flitting, gnats buzzing round your ears and eyesSpring comes every year like clockwork. Why and how do the seasons change here on planet Earth and why is it spring in the Northern Hemisphere while our friends...
By: Anne StClair
I used to live in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and we certainly did not have anything resembling 'spring'. What we had was the 'wet' and the 'dry'. There was also the 'suicide season' between the dry and the wet, when the humidity...
By: Can Tran
Are spring rains important for local ecosystem? It's pretty much yes and no. Not all local ecosystems require spring rains. There are tropical rain forests in Asia, Africa, and South America that gets plenty of rain which is why they are called rainforests. But there...
By: Norman A. Rubin
Palestine - A Geo-physical StudyThe world 'Palestine' has a curious meaning. Ethnologically, it meansthe land of the Philistines', a strip of territory along the Levant coastfrom El Arish to Jaffa approximately.The Romans and later the Byzantines gave the word definite and preciseadministrative significations...
By: Allen Teal
The convergence of three phenomena brings springtime to the large land masses in the temperate zones of the earth. These same conditions create the four season climate in these same areas.The tilt of the earth coupled with its annual circuit around our resident star...

 

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