By: Cynthia Astle
Remember that school science project that mixed baking soda with vinegar to create a "volcanic eruption"? The same two ingredients can be mainstays of a personal program to reduce pollution by substituting for harsh chemical cleaners that harm the environment. What's more, using baking soda...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in the Northwest region of the United States. This volcano is a stratovolcano and is situated in a segment of a volcanically active region known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. Mount St. Helens is most commonly known...
By: Nc Pande
Pollution is contamination of the natural atmosphere by human activity. The source of this contamination can be a man-made chemical, a natural mineral, biological waste or any form of energy, such as sound. Pollution is everywhere; we cannot miss it. It is responsible for damage...
What the dangers are of volcanic eruptions
By: Kenzie Knox
Contradictory to common beliefs, a volcanic eruption does not just produce lava. Actually, in a volcanic eruption, the volcano spews out different gases, lava, and ash. The ash consists of volcanic rocks such as pulverized rock and pumice, known as projectile materials. Before lava erupts...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In most cities around the world, people are concerned about the air quality that they have to breathe when they step out of their houses. However, not many people realize that the air quality within their houses may also be of low quality. Thus, even...
By: Christyl Rivers
Plastic is necessary to modern life, at least until suitable substitutes are found. But in marine environments, even more so than in landfills, plastic is problematic. It has long been known that sea birds, turtles, some mammals and others starve or choke when ingested plastic...
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The heat index, also known as humidex, is a measurement that seeks to show how hot a day is, and it is derived from a combination of the air temperature and the relative humidity, along with a few other variables. In short, it is an...
By: Brenda Speegle
Off the shores of North Island New Zealand, a unique, potentially dangerous phenomenon continues to intrigue scientists and oceanographers worldwide. A huge methane seep, large enough to wreak havoc on Earth's atmosphere by emission of greenhouse gas, sits 600-1200 meters from the shoreline. The cool...
By: Christyl Rivers
Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunamis are all seismic hazards that happen worldwide. Hot spots are those places where tectonics, volcanic activity, sea floor spreading and quakes are affected by deep, hot magma rising, plates moving and pressures beneath the Earth's crust. These all contribute to...
By: Michael Totten
On June 30, 2013, the U.S. Southwest experienced some of its hottest days ever since records have been kept. The hottest place of all, Death Valley, tied its June heat record by reaching 129 degrees, just five degrees short of its all-time world heat...

 

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