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Plate Tectonics - Crust, Lithosphere, Mantle Topics Plate Tectonics Crust Lithosphere Mantle Density Buoyancy Earth Science Description Explore how plates move on the surface of the earth. Change temperature, composition, and thickness of plates. Earth GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE from JPL Your planet is changing. We're on it. Our planet is changing. Through the gradual build-up of more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, Earth is warming. 10 Websites That Help You Recycle Or Reuse Old Stuff & Protect Our Environment And the word is that although the web is contributing something to global warming, it’s also the loudest bugle playing in support of it. Even Greenpeace has a website after all. But this post is not about demerits of technology, but the meritorious ways it can be put to use for the environment.

How Life Evolved on Earth, Alien Life Evolution Clues to how life evolved, not only on this planet but also possibly on alien worlds, might be found in underwater caves in the Bahamas, researchers say. The caves in question are called "blue holes," so-named because from the air, their entrances appear circular in shape, with different shades of blue water in and around them. There are estimated to be more than 1,000 such caves in the Bahamas, the greatest concentration of blue holes in the world. "It's really incredible to be swimming down a passage that no one has ever been in before, to experience that thrill of discovery," said researcher Tom Iliffe, a marine biologist at Texas A&M University at Galveston. "At the bottom of a cave, there's no telling what might be around the next corner." Iliffe and his colleagues examined three inland blue holes in the Bahamas.

Milan’s Vertical Forest Wednesday, 12 October 2011 GreenMuze Staff Milan’s Vertical Forest from Stefan Boeri Architects. The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities. KML Archive Introduction I am a British/American volcanologist, neogeographer and undergraduate educator. My scientific interests incorporate a mixture of physical volcanology, geomorphology, remote sensing and other geospatial tools, such as Google Earth. My goals are to promote understanding and of the form and processes of the world around us through the use of innovative technologies. Map Data

Extreme Weather Photo Contest Winners Thank you to everyone who submitted photos to the first installment of our GPM Extreme Weather Photo Competition. We loved all of your entries and thoroughly appreciate your participation! The GPM Photo Competition Committee is happy to announce our top 5 picks. Texas A&M Forest Service - Trees of Texas - Eco-Regions TexasForestService Texas Eco-Regions Blackland Prairies Eastern Cross Timbers Biologist wants to 'make the world a better place' US evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson was in the UK last month to talk about the field study he has been running for six years in his home town of Binghamton, New York State, in economic decline. "There are things that are natural to a field biologist, and one of them is to study species in their natural environment," explains Wilson. "Jane Goodall [famous for her studies of chimpanzees] has the Gombe Stream Park [Tanzania] and Darwin's finches are studied in the Galápagos, so why don't we study humans in the context of their everyday life?" In 2006, Wilson decided to study the 47,000 residents of Binghamton.

The Learning Zone: Rock Cycle Games Skip to content Home Animals Fossils Insects Minerals Rocks Funstuff Have another go Move on to the next levelHaving trouble? Take a closer look at the rock cycle. Total Lunar Eclipse This Weekend—Last One Until 2014 This weekend sky-watchers across most of the globe will have the chance to watch at least some of the last total lunar eclipse until 2014. The entire lunar eclipse will be visible in East Asia, Australia, and the far western portion of North America that includes Alaska and Canada's Yukon and Northwest Territories. The spectacle will last nearly three and a half hours, starting on Saturday at 4:45 a.m. Pacific Time. Totality—when the full moon will be completely blocked from direct sunlight—will start at 6:05 a.m. PT and last until 6:57 a.m.

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