Overview and definition of the Mesozoic era
By: J. Lang Wood
The Mesozoic period was a time of great change on Planet Earth. The climate and plant life that saw the rise of the dinosaurs looked much different than it does today. The climate was generally hotter during this period, though warming and cooling periods frequently...
By: Hai Shunxi
When people think of rocks, they think of something hard and heavy: we even say that something that doesn't float "sinks like a rock." That's usually true, but there is one fascinating rock type that simply doesn't follow the rules: that rock is pumice...
By: Tammy Cramblett
When it starts getting cooler outside, it is a good idea to begin preparing for winter weather and severe storms. The worst thing you can do is wait until cold weather hits to think about it. Make an emergency plan in case the power goes...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The deep ocean floor can be described as the most unexplored region in the world and for many decades, scientists believed it to be a barren land. However, recent studies painted a very different picture with regard to the dark and cold deep ocean floors...
By: Kimberly Napier
The Mesozoic Era is probably the one that people know the best. This has been labeled the “Time of the Dinosaurs”, or the “Time of the Reptiles.” Mesozoic means “middle life” and comes from the Greek “meso” meaning “between&rdquo...
By: J. Lang Wood
Many creatures thrive in oceans waters. Some of them find their environmental niche in the deep ocean waters, an area that below 1000 fathoms. Very little or no light penetrates to this level, pressures can reach 1000 atms. In the past, not much was known...
How do individual conservation efforts affect worldwide availability of drinking water?
By: Ann Nurse
An American family uses about 100 gallons of water each day according to statistics. When you consider the number of countries around the world who don’t have clean water to drink, we are in an enviable position. However, each of us has the responsibility...
By: Emily Einolander
Temperate shrub land or chaparral is a dry-weather biome, an area with distinctive climate and animal and plant species. Pockets of temperate chaparral exist in multiple countries including the Central Coast of California, the West Coast of South America, parts of South Africa and the...
Volcanoes, what they do and how they're formed
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A volcano is a geological fracture or opening in the Earth's crust caused by tremendous internal forces, such as pressure and temperature inside the Earth. These dynamic internal forces push magma and gases up through a volcano's vent. Once these volcanic materials reach the surface...
Overview and definition of the Mesozoic era
By: Mac Pike
The geologic time scale is the construct used to delineate the major geological events that have taken place throughout the history of Planet Earth. The largest divisions are called Eons, enormous periods of time indeed. Everyone today is living in the Phanerozoic Eon, which has...

 

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