Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dangerous emissions causing trouble in Europe

A couple of weeks ago, a dam in Hungary broke and dangerous emissions from an aluminum smelting facility was flowing out. The toxic red sediment contains heavy metals like lead and is also lightly radioactive. It’s taken the lives of … Continue reading

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Salmon Boom

This year when the salmon returned to the Frasier River in British Columbia, an unexpected number showed up. A whopping 34 estimated salmon returned this year as opposed to the previous years number of 1.5 million salmon. This large boom … Continue reading

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Did You Know That Islands Migrate?

When you walk on the beach and find oyster shells and clam shells, do you wonder how those shells got there?  Those are shells found in a sound or the back side of an island.  I always assumed it was because … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Controls Earth’s Temperature, New Modeling Study Shows

Water vapor and clouds are the major contributors to Earth’s greenhouse effect, but a new atmosphere-ocean climate modeling study shows that the planet’s temperature ultimately depends on the atmospheric level of carbon dioxide. The study, conducted by Andrew Lacis and … Continue reading

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New Assessment of Oil in Alaska

http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/102910/oil_asus.shtml Just a few days ago the USGS released a new assessment regarding the oil reserves in Alaska. In 2002, USGS researches had released a statement saying that there was a certain amount of oil in Alaska’s oil reserves. But … Continue reading

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Indonesia: What can Happen in Under 24 hours

On Tuesday, October 26th, Indonesia experienced a frightening chain of events. They were hit by a huge earthquake, which was shortly followed by a tsunami and ended with a devastating volcanic eruption. It is incredible that this all happened within … Continue reading

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Smoke Hole Caverns

Back Ground Info. Smoke Hole Caverns are a large system of caverns located in Grant County, West Virginia. They were opened to the public in the 1940s. It is said that Native Americans used the caverns for smoking meat…this is … Continue reading

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