Should Kruger National Park in South Africa Decrease some of its Elephant
By: Josephine Polifroni
The real question being asked is, should the elephant population be decreased by killing large numbers of elephants. While it has become obvious that Kruger National Park, in South Africa, is now supporting an elephant population that is impractically large for the size of the...
The natural presence of copper in the environment
By: Effie Moore Salem
When copper is found in the atmosphere, it is only in small amounts and is on its way to earth, It does not float but is pushed with the wind and the rain. It is forced out of the surrounding air by the forces of...
By: Fiona Thompson
Although it is never found naturally in its free state, cobalt exists all around us in compound forms. These compounds can be found in small quantities in soil, in volcanic emissions, in seawater, in some animals and in the smoke emissions from forest fires. Further...
By: A. South
Intricate flashes of light shatter the darkness with their beauty, as well as potential danger. Lightning is one of nature's most beautiful sky shows, but has proven itself to be one of the most dangerous. Unfortunately, the aesthetic features of lightning are often superseded by...
By: John Carter
Pegmatites come in two flavors simple and complex, or dirty. The complex pegmatites are the source of many rare minerals used both as gemstones, and rare metal ores. Pegmatites being relatively small in comparison to other mineral deposits lend themselves to small mining operations. Some...
By: April Starr
The Racetrack Playa in Death Valley California is home to the mysterious sliding rocks. Racetrack Playa is actually a dry lakebed within the Panamint Range of mountains. It stands at an elevation of 3711 feet. The sliding rocks range in size from small rocks to...
How mountains are created and destroyed
By: Rex Trulove
To most of us, mountains seem to be the epitome of long lasting permanence. Yet in geological time, they are fleeting and short lasting.There are three main ways that mountains are created. The first is through plate tectonics. When one crustal plate slams into...
By: Paulette Redemske
There are many factors that will fall into place as global warming continues. Yes, the entire world is now concerned and we are scrambling for a quick fix; at least the well informed are. Because no one really knows what is happening, no one gave...
By: Kelly Ann Griffin
Oceanography, or the study of the seas, is a crucial part of understanding and respecting our world. The planet we inhabit consists mainly of water; oceans cover seventy percent of the Earth's surface and remain an open frontier for the sciences, encompassing many undiscovered organisms...
By: Erinn Soule
Champagne and diamonds are most likely two words a girl cannot hear enough of and when put together in a jewelry sense, wonderful thoughts happen! Diamonds are a girl's best friend, so I am told. Champagne diamonds are an even better friend if you ask...

 

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