By: Susan Smalls
You would expect the rainforest to be one of the rainiest places of the world, but it falls far behind in its average rainfalls. The rainforest minimally receives between 68 and 78 inches of rain a year, while the rainiest places all receive well over...
By: Monique Nelson
The Blue Nile:As one of the two major tributaries to the world's longest and arguably most famous rivers, the Blue Nile is an impressive force in Sudan Country. Originating in Lake Tana, Ethiopia, the Blue Nile joins the White Nile at Khartoum, Sudan. From this...
Understanding groundwater, wells, and hydrology
By: Alison Bowler
The term Hydrology comes from the Greek "hydro" meaning water and "logos" which means study. Therefore the science of hydrology involves the study of water and all of its interactions with the environment. Hydrologists can use their knowledge of this science to ensure the correct...
Uses of potable water
By: Kenneth Black
It has started wars, divided friends and neighbors, and been at the center of human consciousness since there were humans. It stirs passions and causes celebrations. And it is not politics, religion, or relationships. It is potable water. Though there are many applications for the...
Causes of the December 2004 Tsunami
By: Alison Bowler
Tsunamis are often called tidal waves but they have nothing to do with tides and everything to do with Geology. The word Tsunami refers to harbor waves but they are certainly not restricted to harbors.The Tsunami that destroyed so many lives on December 26...
History and basic facts about the Niagara Falls
By: Susan Smalls
Niagara Falls is located on the international border between Canada and the United States between Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York. There are two major waterfalls, Canadian Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls are separated by a small patch of land called Goat...
What is an artesian spring or an artesian well
By: Sandra Petersen
You have, no doubt, seen the bottles lined up on the shelves of your local grocery store. So many bottled water companies try to promote their water as being from "artesian springs" and the consumer is supposed to believe one brand is superior to the...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Just what are growlers? Could it be any grump before 7:00 a.m.? Certainly. Could it be the mean dogs down the street? Definitely. Is it container for those who brew their own beer? Why yes. But when you are taking about the North Pole...
Longest rivers on earth
By: baldy
The longest rivers on Earth are not only enduring and silent witnesses to all of the 10,000 years of human civilization, but also survivors of the many millions of years of our planet's active geologic and climatologic past. The Nile River Africa's Nile River...
Uses of potable water
By: JoAnne Windsinger
An old saying goes, "Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink." Taken from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it sadly rings true in much of the world today. Most people in industrialized nations take potable water for...

 

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