Small steps to make a huge impact on the environment
By: Christyl Rivers
Doing little things makes a big difference. Here are just a few fast ideas to get started: Don't drive when there is any other alternative. Use the off switch and go outside. Get out of debt. Take more time for connecting face to face in...
The circle of life
By: Christyl Rivers
For every living being, from a bacteria, to a Blue whale, life begins at birth, grows with food, reproduces at maturity, and dies to become nutrients for the whole from which it came. This is called The Circle of Life. Elton John sang about it...
Overview of pyrocumulus clouds and their formation
By: Hai Shunxi
Pyrocumulus clouds are a special class of cumulus clouds, the most recognizable type of cloud and the the ones that children draw like piles of cotton balls. Cumulus clouds, which are usually a sign of fair weather, can be identified from their flat bottoms and...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Deep ocean trenches are formed when a continental plate descends underneath an oceanic plate. This is commonly a process of plate tectonics. The Earth's lithosphere is divided into 17 large tectonic plates and about 20 smaller plates, all of which are continuously moving with respect...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Pyrocumulus clouds, also known as fire clouds, are formed due to intense heating of atmospheric air on the surface of the ground. The formation of pyrocumulus clouds most commonly occurs during volcanic eruptions or wildfires, but they also can be formed due to industrial pollution...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Oceanography has a rich history dating back to the days of Plato. Plato studied mostly the ocean's waves. Oceanography is the exploration and study of the oceans and the life that inhabits them. Oceanography also includes the study of how the oceans interface with the...
What causes a red dawn
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Dawn is the time of the day when the Sun is still below the horizon and the first signs of daylight begin to appear along the skyline. The sunlight during dawn is usually accompanied by a variety of low frequency tinges, including yellow, orange and...
Classification of clastic sediments
By: Steven J. Wamback
Geologists classify sediments and sedimentary rocks based upon several parameters, which include their chemical, biological and physical modes of deposition as well as the grain size of the particles comprising the sediment or sedimentary rock. Clastic sediments are those that are comprised of eroded particles...
By: David Thackston
Great Britain has a long and storied history of seagoing exploration and the pursuit of scientific research all throughout the globe. Some of the very first studies to be done on the ocean seafloor, its currents and marine life were carried out aboard British ships...
How diversified farming systems can benefit the environment
By: Colette Georgii
Diversified farming systems is a method of farming that incorporates all farming methods that are sustainable. The purpose of diversified farming systems is to build a farming system that is inclusive and addresses the global needs of all people and ecologically sustains all species from...

 

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