What is a super volcano?
By: Rex Trulove
Even volcanic eruptions that are considered minor can cause a great deal of damage, eject hundreds or thousands of tons of ash, rock, or lava, and have the potential to be very deadly. Generally, volcanic eruptions are classified as minor, moderate, or major, and of...
Explaining earthquakes
By: Rex Trulove
Man's knowledge of, and explanation of earthquakes is constantly evolving as more is learned about the earth. A thousand years ago, the commonly accepted explanation ranged from angry gods to great creatures that writhed and churned, causing the temblors. Little changed regarding this view as...
How to heal the Ozone hole
By: Rex Trulove
There is a major flaw in the question of how to heal the ozone hole that cannot be ignored. It is simply this; there is no "hole" in the ozone layer. Let's look at the actual facts, gathered only after many years of research and...
What is freezing rain?
By: Rex Trulove
There seems to be a fair amount of confusion surrounding the term "freezing rain". Part of this comes from local weathermen, most of whom are not meteorologists, using the term interchangeably with the word "sleet". However, the two are not the same at all.With...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Our society's dependence on fossil fuels is associated with a long litany of ecological consequences. From global warming to acid rain; from massive oil spills to the contamination of ground water and wells from leaking underground storage tanks at service stations. Add to that the...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Defining BiomagnificationDefinition:Biomagnification (also referred to as biological amplification and bioaccumulation) refers to the process by which persistent organic pollutants (POPs) accumulate in higher levels as they are passed from one trophic level to another through food chains.POPs are a class of artificial chemicals with...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
The Alternative Energy System With the Most PotentialIntroduction:There are three basic sources of power available to us: fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energy. While the former two are generally referred to as "conventional" power sources, the latter are known as "alternative" energy. So what...
By: Juan Antonio De La Guardia
We all know that the world is experiencing desertification mainly due to deforestation. This desertification means that there is less water for farming, thus producing people to move into the cities. This desertification is producing global warming because there are no trees to capture the...
By: Karen Kapteinis
When looking at an ecosystem and the communities held within, most people inevitably look first at the biological aspects because it is a very obvious part of the landscape. Plants, animals; they are all part of what a person sees when they look at the...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
The Difference Between Weather & ClimateWhile both weather and climate are similar concepts in that they both refer to temperature, precipitation, wind and other related factors, they are actually very different phenomena. The primary differences between the two concern: 1. the time frame they refer...

 

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