By: Tommy Jensen
I live in the Mojave desert just north of Palm Springs, I have experienced several earthquakes in my time. One of them was the famous Landers quake in 1992, it was close to an 8 magnitude. Ever since that day I became fascinated with their...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Why Understanding Positive & Negative Feedback Is Important:Positive and negative feedback refer to characteristics of complex systems, the understanding of which is important in the science of ecology. Gregory Bateson (1979), for example, suggests that the two types of systems operate according to very different...
By: Roy C Dudgeon
Nutrient Pollution: Causes & Consequences:Introduction:Nutrients are naturally occurring chemicals, most commonly compounds of nitrogen, or "fixated" nitrogen, which are essential to the growth of plants of all kinds. As with anything of value in complex organic systems, however, there is an optimum amount of nutrients...
By: Ian Loft
The world is addicted to oil yet this depleting resource produces toxic side effects that pollute and destroy our breathing air as well as environment. It is a bizarre yet in some ways understandable delay with implementing alternative power sources; the bizarre being that we...
By: Andrew Baker
Formation of soil from solid bedrock. Millions of years ago, a huge limestone mountain stood like a giant against the horizon. Water, carrying carbonic acid leaked into the mountain, and after millions of years, created small caves and caverns. On the outside of the mountain...
By: Dave Franklin
Geographers define an Ice Age as a period in Earths history when there are polar ice caps. That means that for all intents and purposes we are still in the middle of an Ice Age. The fact that ice caps are still present at the...
By: Mark English
"Should Energy Conservation Methods be Practiced by Everyone?" If we stop and take a look at the planet we call home, we will see that the Earth gives us the very air we need to breathe that no other planet in our solar system...
By: Gale Stanton
Pliny the Elder, Gaius (Caius) Pinius Secundus, a natural philosopher and author of note was a native of Como (located in the Nile Delta Region of Egypt). In speaking of the Nile River, he said that once it reached the Nile Delta Region in Egypt...
By: Gale Stanton
The Easterly Waves ,although capable of producing destructive tropical cyclonic damage, used to be a welcome, even life-saving sight to early seafarers who were coming out of the Doldrums. The Doldrums represents an area of ocean on the equator which is canopied by The Inter...
By: Gale Stanton
Long before man had the experience of long distance exploration with which to build a sense that the salted water surrounding his land mass had a beginning and an end, the spiritual belief that 'ocean' encompassed heavens and 'ocean' flowed in the deep. Many ancient...

 

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