By: Michael Totten
Eratosthenes of Cyrene was a natural philosopher and poet who is best known for his development of modern cartographical principles. He is best known for correctly calculating the circumference of the Earth and the tilt of its axis, and for making the first world map...
How deserts stay so dry
By: Gina Barr
The first thing to consider about the desert is that beneath the pebbly and/or sandy surface, there is no water aquifer, which means no moisture to sustain vegetation. Vegetation (which includes trees) provides a certain amount of top soil stability and retention of warmth, after...
Why a rise in carbon dioxide levels would help agriculture
By: Christyl Rivers
Agriculture is affected by global warming at least as much as global warming is affected by agriculture. This exchange is just one of many that point out the important reality that every action has a reaction. Many have argued that the indisputable fact of a...
Controversial study says Grand Canyon was formed 70 million years ago
By: Sun Meilan
Few can fail to be impressed by the Grand Canyon, which is approximately one mile deep. Hiking from the North to the South Rim involves a distance of 21 miles, a vertical descent and spectacular scenery. However, the Grand Canyon is also of great interest...
Wealth seems to drive some climate change discussions
By: Christyl Rivers
Looking at articles about global warming, or climate change, one begins to notice that climate change “deniers” and “alarmists” are not addressing the same issue at all. Deniers are concerned about losing a way of life, freedom, (even their guns), and too much...
How global warming hype hurts valid ecology and environmental work
By: Christyl Rivers
It is heavy with GHG, green house gases, but is the sky really falling? Alarmists, as they are often called, say the alarms are not loud enough. However, they say it quietly, in journals, graphs and near silent circulation. The opposing side is loud and...
Researcher reports that man-made clouds are inducing global warming
By: Terrence Aym
Does global warming exist? Is it caused by man? If warming is caused by human activity, what activities are those?According to NOAA and NASA reports, global warming stopped in 1997. Since then the global temperatures have remained the same or cooled slightly. The evidence...
By: Zacharie King
Wetlands not only provide a valuable habitat for many species but also serve vital functions in flood control. Wetlands have a far greater absorbent capacity than non wetland areas. This sponge effect allows for rainwater to collect and be stored protecting cities and coastal areas...
Where sapphires are found
By: Christyl Rivers
Sapphires come from EBay. Duh. Or, they come from Princess Diana's engagement ring now worn by Kate Middleton. They come from skilled seduction Romeos, guilty husbands or sneaky chamber maids. Or, maybe the question means from where in nature do sapphires come? Generally, they are...
By: Maria C Collins
Most people hate severe winters; the long, cold, grey days do not encourage outdoor activities. Travel difficulties and delays make commuters late for work and late home. Elderly people worry about falling in the icy, snowy weather. Winter fuel bills are horrendous. It seems that...

 

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