By: Josh Berg
Human water consumption has seemed to gain a lot of popularity in recent years. As the population of the world increases exponentially, the consumption of water is going to continue to raise at an alarming rate. Our world is roughly 70% water but in no...
What is the carbon footprint of desalinization?
By: Anthony Megna
Desalinization is the process of turning seawater into potable drinking water. Areas of the world that don't have an abundant supply of fresh water use this process effectively for their citizens. The largest desalinization plant in the world is in the United Arab Emirates and...
By: Elizabeth M Young
There are so many factors that are entered into oil spill models, including the chemical actions and reactions of the oil, the initial amount of oil, and the factors of the region. There are facts about the water and its composition and the circulation of...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The Minerals Management Service is a United States bureau that is part of the US Interior Department. The origins of control over the management of oil, gas and other minerals exploration began in the late 1800s with the boom in oil extraction in Summerland, California...
What lessons can we learn from the river?
By: Breezycycle
We must listen to the rivers. Rivers show us that change is part of life and that even power has its limits. Generations ago, settlers harnessed the power of water to fill their basic needs. Rivers provided a means of transportation leading to migration of...
Permafrost explained
By: Brad Arnold
Thirty percent of the Earth's surface is land. Twenty percent of the land is permafrost. There is over a trillion tons of carbon frozen and buried in the land permafrost. More than half the land covered by the topmost layer of permafrost will probably thaw...
Worlds deepest ocean trench: Challenger Deep
By: D. Vogt
Challenger Deep is a depression in the southern Mariana Trench, near Guam, which is the deepest known place on Earth. It drops to nearly 36,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. - About Challenger Deep - Challenger Deep lies in the Mariana Trench...
Overview: The American Geophysical Union
By: D. Vogt
The American Geophysical Union is a professional organization for geophysicists which focuses on promoting and disseminating research into atmospheric and oceanic science, geology and Earth science, hydrology, and space science, and to promote greater public awareness of research in these areas. There are currently over...
Overview: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
By: D. Vogt
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is an oceanographic research school in the College of William and Mary, which is based on the Gloucester, Virginia, campus, but also operates at other locations. It currently has over fifty faculty members and around one hundred students at...
Overview: National Science Foundation
By: D. Vogt
The National Science Foundation is a U.S. federal agency created to provide support for non-medical scientific research. (Medical research is the responsibility of a sibling agency, the National Institutes of Health.) The National Science Foundation has existed since 1950, and now provides research...

 

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