A guide to plate tectonics: How continents move
By: Rex Trulove
As little as a hundred years ago, earthquakes were thought to be spawned by demons or deities. The mere thought that something as solid and obviously stationary as the ground we stood on could actually be moving was considered ludicrous.It had been noticed by...
By: Anne StClair
The little ice age is the name given to the global cool period that lasted between approximately 1350 and 1850. Exact dates are uncertain, and vary from place to place (and from scientist to scientist!). They are estimated from historical records, tree rings, economic...
By: G. Lee
The greenhouse effect is closely associated with global warming. Temperatures have been increasing by 0.5 degrees per century, and the increase has become more greatly felt recently. Ice at the Arctic and Antarctic melts. Water level rises and causes floods in low-lying areas. A...
By: Jada Grabis
The Greenhouse effect is the concentration of gases in the atmosphere that allows sunlight to enter but inhibits the release of heat. It is also thought to hold the potential of warming the earth's climate due to carbon dioxide and water vapors that form an...
Which are Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: Meagan Ireland
There are countless differences between a hurricane and a tornado. Both are very severe, menacing storms. Nevertheless there may be one that prevails to be more dangerous then the other. I have not had the "pleasure" of suffering either and would like to keep it...
The origin of the word hurricane
By: Francis Jock
Hurricanes are a fact of life and a recurring natural disaster for those living in "Hurricane Country". But where and how did the word "hurricane" become part of our language?There are two possible origins of the word "hurricane." According to one source, the...
By: G. Lee
Every year, millions of tons of garbage waste goes straight to the drains or the landfills. Our throwaway society is one of the clearest signs of Earth exploitation. This is due to the general assumption that we have an endless supply of resources that allows...
By: April Starr
Granite is a natural stone product. Our Earth is estimated to be at least 4.5 billion years old. When Earth was forming it was a hot liquid ball of rock. While the Earth cooled three types of rock were formed. These three types of...
By: maddie rose
NOAA StormReady preparedness or the Fortune Teller of the Coast: Living on the coastline, I find it beautiful and a wonderful place to live. There is nothing as seeing the sun come up over the Gulf Shores or the Mobile Bay, early in the morning...
By: George Ivanov
The threat of a super eruption at Yellowstone is quite possible to imagine. Earth has been subjected to cataclysmic events in the past, and will continue to be in the future.But try to imagine the very size of the eruption. I also watched the...

 

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