By: Terrence Aym
A team of brilliant geologists tossed out old theories about volcanic eruptions and discovered the root cause of catastrophic, violent volcanic eruptions. University of Southampton researchers in the UK carefully investigated crystal cumulate nodules and their relationship to pressure and old magma. Their discovery may...
Study: Global warming worse 1000 years ago
By: Terrence Aym
Since 2008, the federal government has spent more than $72 billion to fight something that more and more experts claim doesn't even exist: Anthropogenic global warming (AGW), also known as man-made global warming and man-made climate change.A recent study revealed that the perceived warming...
By: Maryam Idris
This planet is a beautiful place, filled with so many diverse species in hundreds of different ecosystems. Sadly, several of these ecosystems are being destroyed because of human activity, causing the extinction of many plants and animals. Fortunately, there's still time to take action and...
The earth's rotation has slowed down: Why and what next?
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Many people are unaware of the effect that the Moon’s gravity has on the apparent length of the day on Earth. Rest assured that there is a very large effect if one considers the masses being shifted by this patient, long-term force. Likewise, the...
By: Cameron Scott
Lakes affect climate in a lot of different ways. They're a heat sink, so it takes them a long time to heat up to air temperature or cool down enough to freeze. Lake breezes can warm the climate in winter or cool it in summer...
What are the major biomes of your state or country?
By: Helena Whyte
There are four biomes in the state of New Mexico: forest, grasslands, desert, and aquatic. Biomes are predicated on climate and geology. Climate is based on altitude, wind, rocks and soil, and annual rainfall. Biomes are classified based on the dominant plant species and the...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
For many, the worst days of the winter are the ones with significant wind. In such days, it is perceived that it feels much colder than a day where the wind is absent, although the temperature readings on both days remain the same. The perceived...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Both swamps and bogs are types of wetlands, but they are each different as each has their own characteristics. In fact, there are four different types of wetlands; they are swamps, bogs, marshes and fens. In Louisiana, you will find there are many swamps, and...
Small steps to make a huge impact on the environment
By: Olivia Calton
Everyone knows about global warming and about the things that are going on in the environment but have you ever thought of helping out the environment? Believe it or not, most people take this for granted and don’t realize it but the environment is...
An analysis of the phrase 'perfect storm'
By: Leigh Goessl
The phrase "perfect storm" emerged as a commonly known phrase in the 1990s during a decade when a rare massive storm developed after three individuals storms clashed. The now-famous 1991 "perfect storm" occurred off the northeast coast of the U.S. According to About.com...

 

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