Global warming and its effect on society
By: Christyl Rivers
Global warming is having almost every imaginable effect on society. Some are still in denial of it. Some are pushing new products that promise ways to buy a way out of the mess. Some are finding that Ecopsychology, the relationship of mental and emotional health...
How conservation and water reuse save our water supply
By: Zeeshan Amin
Water is the most abundant resource on earth, however it is not infinite. Although 71 percent of our planet is water, yet a very small proportion of this water is fit for domestic use. According to an estimate by the United Nations, there will be...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Calcite and aragonite are crystal forms of CaCO3. Limestone makes up approximately 10 percent of all the sedimentary rocks in the world. Limestone may form many erosional land formations when in contact with acid. Limestone...
What is the ring of fire?
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The ring of fire is a region in the Pacific Ocean of major volcanic and seismic activity. Approximately 90 percent of all the earthquakes occurring in the world have their origin in the Pacific ring of fire. The ring of fire lies in an area...
What is the ring of fire?
By: Christyl Rivers
The ring of fire is basically the geologically active circle around the great Pacific Ocean. Every land mass on the outside of that circle, North and South America, Asia, Russia and Australia encircle, or are located within, an extremely active portion of the globe. Fault...
By: Mac Pike
An invasive species is one which is not native to a given area and which by means of aggressive growth when once introduced acts to diminish or choke out local species to the detriment of the ecosystem. The consequences of this intrusive behavior can be...
Why some people view nature as an enemy to be conquered
By: Christyl Rivers
Ever notice all the references to nature’s wrath, nature’s fury or sometimes of wild places and creatures: savage killing machine, man-eater, perfect predator and so on. It seems every other channel there is shark week, venom avenue and deadliest disasters. Every nature program...
By: Cynthia Astle
Try this experiment: Toss a coin into a kitchen sink filled with water. See the concentric circles rippling out from where the coin dropped into the water? That's the pattern of the giant killer ocean wave known as a tsunami. "Tsunami" (soo-nah-mee) is a Japanese...
How sand dunes are formed
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Sand dunes are collections of grains of sand, forming hills, ridges or mounds, that accumulate on the shoreline by the effects of wind and sea waves. Sand dunes may vary in form and size, depending on the type of sand and the wind´s direction...
New Jersey teen builds a one-man submarine
By: Christine Zibas
It took the longest of any project undertaken by New Jersey teenager Justin Beckerman, currently a high school junior at West Morris Mendham High School. (His next longest project was a tree house.) Unlike other teenagers who spend their days playing video games or...

 

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