A look at the dynamics of a thrust fault
By: Hai Shunxi
Almost all solid substances break under pressure, if the pressure is great enough and pushing (or pulling) in the right directions. The layers of rock within the Earth's crust are no exception to this rule. Push or pull on them hard enough, and rocks deep...
Explaining biodiversity loss
By: Christyl Rivers
The loss of biodiversity means the loss of all life supported by inter-connected dynamics which supply air, water and nutrients. Biodiversity is in effect, everything evolved on earth that is not mere mineral or inanimate chemical. In school, many students have learned about the food...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
The term “fault,” used in the context of geological events, describes a place where underground forces have pushed rock strata out of alignment with one another, and sometimes the resultant formation can be viewed above ground level. There are different ways in which...
Should environmental priorities be downgraded during the economic crisis
By: Christyl Rivers
In economic crisis, it is more important than ever before that people begin to protect ways of making a living along with sustaining a cleaner environment. Green jobs and green infrastructure, fueled by green energy, are the only answers available to survive in a finite...
A look at the dynamics of a strike-slip fault
By: Ian Yates
A strike slip fault is a vertical rupture which causes a horizontal, or parrallel shift of the ground either side of the rift. The most famous strike slip fault line occurs in California on the San Andreas fault line. This fault line is along the...
By: Michael Totten
A wildfire suppression hand line is any fireline which is built with hand tools, such as chainsaws and shovels. The purpose of a fireline is to keep a wildfire from spreading by removing all ignitable material in a wide strip which crosses its path. Most...
By: Grace Conyers
Geologists describe the way a fault moves in terms of the direction of the slip. A strike slip fault describes when the plates strike one another, then slip in a horizontal motion that is parallel to the struck surfaces. A strike slip fault is most...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Earthquakes are produced when a sudden slip occurs between two plates on the earth´s surface. An earthquake creates the movement of the ground in the earth´s surface, and the shaking created causes accumulated stress to be radiated out as seismic waves. Not all...
The health implications of severe drought
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Severe drought is when a region experiences a prolonged dryness without any adequate rainfall within the normal weather pattern. It leads to a rapid depletion in water resources as well as the ability to grow crops and produce foods. It is also known as an...
By: Lane Olinghouse
Fighting runaway wildfires with a garden implement may sound a bit bizarre, but the hoe-dag can work wonders in efforts to control summer time grass and brush fires. The hoe-dag superficially resembles a mattock or grub hoe in appearance and size; its heat-treated carbon steel...

 

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