By: Michael Totten
Hurricane damage is caused by 3 factors: wind, storm surge, and rain. A Category 5 hurricane will have exceptionally devastating winds, and may also have an unusually high storm surge. The kind of damage these can do to a major metropolitan city was vividly described...
Fun and safe experiments with dry ice
By: Elisa Calleja
Have you ever heard of dry ice, and wondered what it was or what you could do with it?This article gives you five fun and safe experiments that can be done to understand what dry ice is and its properties. Dry ice is frozen...
The Sunda Trench and predicting the next big earthquake
By: Donna Hicks
The Sunda Trench is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” of earthquake activity. Located in the Indian Ocean, the Sunda Trench has successfully given researchers some clues to earthquake predictions and may be able to help predict the next big earthquake. Basic information...
By: Joan Collins
Three words that make science exciting and fun-dry ice experiments. These experiments are easy to do, but they must be done with caution. Grab your tongs and gloves and bring your dry ice out of the freezer for hands-on fun. Always use protections. never hold...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Areas of grasslands, known as savannas, receive too much water one season and too little water the next. Special animal and plant species live there. These species must tolerate drought and flooding. Only three main places have savannas: Africa, South America and Australia. In South...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Humans impact coastal zones more than they ever think. Building on the sand, or putting up walls to try to prevent flooding puts considerable strain on the coastal areas. Uses the beach and walking on the grasses thins them but also disperses the seeds so...
By: Kimberly Napier
Temperate forests are found in the eastern part of the United States, northeastern Asia and throughout western and central Europe. There is also a large area in southern Chile and another along the coast of Paraguay. New Zealand and Australia also have temperate forests. Temperatures...
Orogeny: The ways that mountains form
By: Hai Shunxi
Orogeny, or orogenesis, is the term earth scientists use for the creation of mountains. It is a rather small word for something that describes titanic forces. Mountains form at places where the Earth's crust is battered by movement of the tectonic plates making up the...
By: Terrence Aym
Have you ever been to a place where the wind is so fierce that remaining on your feet took all your strength? If you have, you might have wondered where the windiest places on Earth are located.Many people think of well-known wind-blown cities when...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Temperate grasslands are terrestrial biomes composed primarily of grasses and shrubs. Temperate grasslands exist in all continents of the world except Antarctica. The annual rain averages 25-75 cm (10-30 inches) of rainfall usually in the form of snow. High winds are common in temperate grasslands...

 

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