An explanation of the theory of plate tectonics
By: Karen Parker - 704366
Plate tectonics is a theory proposed by H. H. Hess in 1960 to explain the mechanics of continental drift. The theory proposes that the crust of the Earth, together with the upper portion of the mantle, which forms the lithosphere, consists of rigid slabs or...
By: D. Vogt
In recent years, numerous climate scientists have argued that climate change plays an indirect role in tornadoes. They argue that their research indicates climate change may make the conditions that lead to tornadoes, like warm wet air at low altitudes, more frequent. However, the connection...
By: D. Vogt
Air pollutants are chemicals emitted into the atmosphere, as a result of human activities, which have negative consequences for humans or the environment. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the six main pollutants are ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur...
By: D. Vogt
Canals and locks are types of artificial waterways constructed so that shipping can bypass difficult waters or reduce the length of a journey. Where ships need to be moved vertically from one water level to another, locks are built to make the transfer. Transportation canals...
By: D. Vogt
The Matternhorn - the massive, distinctive peak that marks the Swiss-Italian border in the Alps - is important not just to climbers but also to geologists. The Matternhorn's pyramidal peak is a textbook example of the effects of glacial erosion. The mountain is also living...
By: D. Vogt
Atmospheric rivers are narrow, high-water-density bands within the atmosphere which transport large amounts of water vapour around the planet. At any given time, there are numerous large atmospheric rivers around the world, stretching thousands of miles in length and as much as several hundred miles...
How air quality affects our health
By: Ken Grant
An important consideration for any person is the quality of the air where he or she lives, works, or plays. More and more society is recognizing the important of good air quality and its relationship to the health of those people who live in it...
How air quality affects our health
By: Whitney Rose
Scientists have discovered that the average person takes about 20,000 breaths per day. This works out to be around 10,000 liters of air passing through the lungs per day. It does not matter where you are in the world, the air you breathe...
By: D. Vogt
Mount Fuji is Japan's highest and most striking mountain. It is also still considered to be an active volcano by geologists, although it is not expected to erupt in the near future. In addition to being a memorable and striking vista and a potential source...
By: Cynthia Astle
Air pollution does more than obscure a landscape with brown haze. Poor air quality can be found in workplaces and homes as well as outside. Since numerous studies have shown that polluted air has severe adverse effects on humans, taking precautions and reducing toxins in...

 

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