By: Ernest Capraro
Before talking about why water vapor is the most abundant of the greenhouse gases, it is a good idea to know what makes a gas a “greenhouse gas” (GHG) in the first place. It's also wise to know what a GHG does. Beyond that...
By: Blaise Pascal
Rivers are one of the many features present on the landscape of the planet. They are used for a variety of means, such as for water, transportation, sources of food; but for the most part what goes on beneath the surface of the water remains...
By: Karen Parker - 704366
Combustion is the process of rapid oxidation of a substance accompanied by the simultaneous evolution of heat and, usually, light. In the combustion of common fuels, the process is a chemical reaction with atmospheric oxygen. The principal products of the reaction are carbon monoxide, carbon...
Why is New York's Lake George the 'smartest' lake in the world?
By: Leigh Goessl
A lake in upstate New York is soon going to be much 'smarter,' in fact 'smarter' than any other lake. A new initiative that is being designed to study and manage the lake's unique ecosystem. The project is taking place in Lake George, New...
By: John Atchison
The world has always been fascinated by exploring the unknown. Going back over history, explorers and conquerors alike traversed the globe, hoping to find new lands and untold riches. Fast forwarding to present day, most all of the world has now felt the footsteps of...
By: Jesse Parsons
There’s more than one reason some people chase deadly storms, and perhaps some of the reasons for it have yet to actually be reported on news outlets or discovered. For one thing, people that have taken up storm chasing as a profession aren’t...
Reason why people chase deadly storms
By: Cameron Scott
Weather watchers know that there’s nothing like seeing a fascinating storm first-hand. Storm chasers take that fascination a step further. For them, it’s not enough to wait for a strong storm to come to them. They’ve got to go out there and...
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
If the term sea is used, as it commonly is, to describe that great mass of salt water which covers some three quarters of the Earth's surface, then the Dead Sea is no sea at all, for at no point does it connect to that...
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
Air pollution can be measured in one of two ways. Source monitoring, which measures the pollutants as they are emitted from a source, seeks to determine the mass of polluting material that is contained in a volume of emission (i.e., mass of pollutant/volume of...
Rocks and their formation in geology
By: Mayja Ignacio
Rocks are compositions of minerals that occur naturally. They consist of elements or compounds that are homogeneous - having the same composition and structure - having regular arrangements of atoms. The Earth’s crust is composed mostly of rocks. It can be found everywhere. It...

 

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