How sea levels rise
By: Terry Mitchell
There are many reasons why sea levels rise. Some would point to human as the main influence, while others would simply say it's a natural phenomenon. As a matter of fact, there are many things that can cause the sea levels to rise. The most...
Causes of Arctic ice loss
By: Nayab Naseer
Every summer, some of the ice in the arctic regions melts and flows into the world's oceans. This is a natural phenomenon. However, since 2002 CE, this melting has increased at an alarming pace, with almost 502,000 square miles of sea ice lost since...
By: Morgan Carlson
Of the ice and snow in this world that lies across both sea and land alike, it is a collective store of 68.7 percent of the fresh water available. Although this percentage only amounts to 1.74 percent of the total water quantities, if...
Causes of Arctic ice loss
By: Cameron Foster
As the seasons progress, both land and sea ice melts/shrinks during the long arctic summer, and then begins to grow again by late September. This "cryosphere" reaches its maximum extent around mid-March after which the melt/freeze cycle repeats. For the Southern Hemisphere, the high and...
Consequences of Arctic ice loss
By: Nayab Naseer
In the Arctic, some sea ice always melts every summer. However, since 2002 CE, this summertime melting of sea ice started earlier than usual and the quantity of ice lost increased at an alarming pace. Nearly 502,000 square miles of sea ice has melted...
By: Morgan Carlson
Although not a lifestyle many would choose willingly, it is possible that it is a development for living that will have to be met. In a world of rising oceans and over-population, space on lands more suitable to growing crops or farming livestock for the...
By: Morgan Carlson
If the planet was instantly depleted of all forms of water there would be nothing but geological formations, structures, bones, horns, and dust. As most organisms are composed mostly of water, the complete absence of it would turn bodies into their base structures, which would...
The facts about the Nile river
By: Paula Atwell
Africa's longest river The River Nile, stretching across half of Africa, flows northwards from the tropical mountains and forests of the Equator to the temperate Mediterranean Sea.It is the Africa's longest river, reaching 4150 miles from the lakes that feed it and the streams...
How arctic thawing releases methane
By: T Marie Allman
The Arctic Circle is a vast region of frozen earth and sea. Concerns about global warming have opened the world's eyes to the potential threat posed by Arctic thaw. The term Arctic thaw' may bring to mind images of ice sheets calving into freezing, slushy...
Why are oceans salty but rivers and lakes are not?
By: April May Maple
Water is water, but why are there such drastic differences between the composition of ocean water and water flowing in rivers and lakes? The easiest way to come to a conclusion for this question is to follow the cycle of water. Water falls to earth...

 

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