By: Kimberly Napier
The Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa. The only rivers longer are the Nile, Congo and Niger Rivers. In the local Tonga dialect Zambezi River means the “Great River.” As it travels east through Africa, to the Indian Ocean, it...
By: Sarah Heller
Sea glass is a substance often used in jewelry and other decorative items. The glass is found along the shores of every ocean and salt water lake in the world, including Antarctica and the North Pole. Very few people, however, know how it is made...
By: Pam Kornasiewicz
The Amazon River is arguably the greatest river in the world. Its source is Lake Lauricocha in the Peruvian Andes. On its way to the Atlantic Ocean the Amazon River and its many tributaries flow through six South American countries: Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela...
By: Kimberly Napier
The River Thames is located in Great Britain. It is 215 miles long and has served an important role as a trade route throughout history. It is the longest river that is entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom. Traditionally the...
Interesting facts about the River Congo
By: Martha Leonard
In his book by that name, James Conrad called the land the “heart of darkness” Others like Henry Stanley have echoed that sentiment. The Congo River (also called the Zaire)is the second longest river in Africa after the Nile. Through its almost 3000 mile...
By: Tamatha Campbell
Oil spills can take an enormous ecological and economic toll. Even the smallest oil spills have severely negative effects on marine life. Usually, clean-up methods are chosen with a view to minimizing these negative effects, especially on any endangered species. The most well-known and visible...
The effects of oil spills on marine life
By: Blaise Pascal
Oil spills are one of the most notable catastrophes that occur in the ocean but actually only account for only a small percentage of oil that enters the ocean. The effects to marine life and habitat however are not small. Documented oil spills have release...
Scientists: Dying oceans prelude to mass extinction
By: Terrence Aym
Mankind may be facing a devastating mass extinction in the near future warn a group of science experts. Five mass extinctions that occurred during the past half billion years followed biological and chemical disruptions to the oceans—the same kind of disruptions the oceans are...
By: Michael Totten
Sea glass is glass that has been weathered and tumbled in water. It can be found along the shores or in the river- or seabed of any body of water in the world. Sea glass which is found along an inland river or lake is...
What is a depot in polar exploration
By: Michael Totten
In polar exploration, a depot is a cache of food, water, and fuel which is left along the planned route at regular intervals while outward bound. On the way back, these caches supply the necessities of life The reason that depots exist is because it...

 

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