By: Stacy Wong
Mount SakurajimaSince it resumed activity in 1955, the volcano has been erupting almost constantly ever since. Thousands of small explosions occur each year, throwing ash to heights of up to a few kilometers above the mountain. The current forms of explosions consist of spouting rocks...
By: Stacy Wong
Mount UnzenThe EventAfter an eruption in 1792, the volcano remained dormant till November 1989, when an earthquake swarm began about 20km down and 10km west of Fugen-dake. Over the next year, earthquakes continued, with their foci gradually moving towards the summit. Tremor was first noted...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Richard Carriero
I'm sitting in the Laundromat a few blocks from my house, waiting for my laundry to finish washing so I can put it in the dryer. While I'm waiting my dinner-pork chops slow-roasted in sauerkraut with a hint of maple syrup-is roasting unattended back at...
By: Victoria Ollis
As I sit ..looking through my window I notice the concrete world outside and I begin to take great pleasure in the two blossom trees that I can spy huddled in the brief gap of the buildings across the street, I wander with my thoughts...
By: The Yellow Labrador
Freaky Fjords in New ZealandIt was time to celebrate the coming of a new year.It would be interesting, several friends and I decided, to summer in NZ. Yes, being down under, December is actually Summer and June is Winter. So, happily, we packed our...
By: Steven J. Wamback
What makes an ecosystem is a unique and dynamic relationship between a group of living things and their non living environment. An ecosystem may be as large as the planet Earth itself with ALL of its life and habitats. But what is usually called...
By: Nikolas Nies
The most common, the most reliable, most sustainable source of energy has been around since the dawn of man. That source of energy is food, in the form of calories.Ever since Adam was booted out of the Garden of Eden, man has struggled with...
By: Wayne Ramsey
Ecosystems are unable to function without the existence of other supporting ecosystems around them. These ecosystems are all important to one another as each provides something to the other that is vital to it's continued existence. One of the best ways to show that ecosystems...
By: Allen Teal
The reason that science and business connected to establish Biosphere II was to find ways to manage the interrelation of ecosystems. The entire earth is one giant ecosystem subdivided into tens of thousands of lesser ones. We could extend this to our entire galactic neighborhood...
By: Red Dwyer
The complex ecology of the honeybee colony is both beautiful and fascinating. I had the rare pleasure of having apiaries while I was growing up. Honeybees are amazing!Begin with the honeycomb. Bees build a hive that is made of the wax the workers secrete...

 

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