What is an artesian spring or an artesian well
By: Monique Nelson
What is an Artesian Spring or an Artesian Well?In order to understand an artesian spring, or artesian well, we must first have an understanding of artesian aquifers, which are their source. Simply stated, an aquifer is an underground body of water. Unconfined aquifers lay...
The Blue Nile
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
"The river ... fell in one sheet of water, without any interval, above half an English mile in breadth, with a force and a noise that was truly terrible, and which stunned and made me, for a time, perfectly dizzy. A thick fume, or haze, covered...
Longest rivers on earth
By: Effie Moore Salem
The White Nile and the Blue Nile, separate tributaries emerge farther on to form the Nile, the longest river on earth. This is the river that history teachers have been telling us about since the beginning of history books. As school children - in the...
By: Victoria Tengblad
It's safe to say that nearly everyone has seen, or at least heard of, Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth addressing the depleting Planet Earth. Pollution, the controversial issue of global warming, and product waste, are only the beginning to the problems we are beginning to face...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Potable water is simply water that is safe and fit for consumption by humans and animals. Generally if water comes from a mountain spring, rain water or a fast running river the water it is potable. If the water is contaminated in some way there...
Rainiest places in the world
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
What would the world be without rain? A dry, sandy, thirsty desert where no living being would be able to survive. Gratefully, even deserts have their small share of water and its vegetation and living creatures reflect it's presence. If we take a look around...
Assessing the Florida aquifer
By: Kenneth Black
Forty million people - one water source. The Florida aquifer is truly a unique and amazing structure. Spanning more than 100,000 square miles and crossing through all or portions of five states, the Florida aquifer is one of the major sources of freshwater in...
Longest rivers on earth
By: Susan Smalls
River length is not as easy to calculate as one might expect. It involves calculating the precise distance between the beginning of a river, also known as the river's source, and the end of a river, or its mouth. However, it is not always easy...
By: JoAnne Windsinger
You hear their roar long before you see them. As you draw nearer, you feel the mist on your face, perhaps slip on wet rocks, and often claim a rainbow as a reward. Even a small waterfall can be thrilling but some outclass all others...
About the great glaciations
By: Effie Moore Salem
The Great Glaciations, as distinguished from glaciations as we know them today, is what changed the topography of the North American continent. As an example, during the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the land mass and the water ways would have been different...

 

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