By: Darrin A Yarbrough
On March 22 World Water Day 2009 will be recognized in countries all over the Earth. For some, this is a day to celebrate the gift water brings to humanity. For everyone this should represent a year-long commitment to the continuing preservation of this priceless...
By: Morgan Carlson
Permafrost, which is any concentration of rock or soil that has been below the freezing point of water (0 C or 32 F) for over two years, is believed to be holding vast quantities of methane unable to come to the surface so long as...
How the Dead Sea got its name
By: Victoria Jeffrey
The Dead Sea can conjure up all kinds of strange thoughts and ideas. Over the centuries it has garnered quite a few names, both interesting and unflattering: the Devil's Sea, Stinking Sea, Lake of Asphalt, The Salt Sea and The Sea of Arabah. It has...
The history of World Water Day
By: Colette Georgii
History of World Water DayInternational World Water Day grew out of the Earth Summit that was held in Rio de Janeiro June 3-14, 1992 and sponsored by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).The main theme of the Earth Summit was the...
The history of World Water Day
By: Mark K Hall
You may take your running dishwasher, or toilet, or showers for granted, but on World Water Day (WWD) you should take a moment to appreciate the fact that you have fresh running water at all.During June 3 - 14, 1992 the United Nations Conference...
By: Red Dwyer
Plastic is now an ingredient in your dinner. It is made of toxic chemicals which do not biodegrade even when they are broken into single molecules. Why would you put it in food?NurdlesWhen plastic manufacturing plants make virgin plastic, they form "nurdles": Small plastic...
By: Kevin Battleson
Okay, so let me get this striaght. While giant tech firms are outsourcing their labor demands to India so they can get around paying a living wage to their workers, and India continues to flagrantly violate envonmental standards and practices, (some of which are likely...
By: Philp Babitsky
Salts, that are many kinds of chemical materials are present in dissolved states in lakes, rivers, seas and oceans. This means that the abundance of these substances will create specific tastes, such as saltiness. However, the amount of salt in each watery body varies significantly...
Best treatments for making natural water drinkable
By: Bella Cooper
Camping and enjoying the outdoors can be a great experience. While you are in the wilderness however, you have to be very careful about drinking water straight from natural sources. In and outside the United States almost all natural streams and lakes contain many things...
By: Pat Lunsford
Jianjun Yin, a climate modeler at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) at Florida State, published a report in the journal Nature Geoscience; which predicts a dire future for the northeast coast of the United States. "The northeast coast of the United States,"...

 

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