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Earths Forbidden Secrets by Maxwell Igan from Scribd Website “If you are thinking 1 year ahead, plant seeds If you are thinking 10 years ahead, plant a tree If you are thinking 100 years ahead, educate the people.” - Chinese Emperor Kuan Tsu, 5th century BC Land Art Generator Initiative click for larger imagedownload high resolution PDF Note in 2015: this post is from 2009. Some of the links below may be broken. The Limits to Growth Five variables were examined in the original model. These variables are: world population, industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion. The authors intended to explore the possibility of a sustainable feedback pattern that would be achieved by altering growth trends among the five variables under three scenarios.

The INTIMIDATOR Puzzle Pistol- Page 5 The barrel is a modified Green Mountain 45 caliber rifled 1:20 Twist .009" Groove Octagon barrel (left), the breach plug with gun grease on threads (right front) and the bronze barrel reinforcement bushing (right rear). The barrel fully assembled. Hydrologic Cycle and Interactions Ground Water and Surface Water A Single Resource--USGS Circular 1139 The Hydrologic Cycle and Interactions of Ground Water and Surface Water The hydrologic cycle describes the continuous movement of water above, on, and below the surface of the Earth. The water on the Earth's surface--surface water--occurs as streams, lakes, and wetlands, as well as bays and oceans. Surface water also includes the solid forms of water-- snow and ice.

Google Maps Transparencies Imagery ©2014 TerraMetrics Terms of Use Report a map error Global Water Footprint Map - WaterWired Click on the image for a larger version. Here is the link for this map (from US Infrastructure). Download a photo: View this photo The Markets are Mad: Is High-Frequency Trading Making Things Worse? (liquidlibrary) Thursday’s 423-point gain by the Dow marked the first time ever that the industrial average has posted four consecutive days of 400-point moves. Less than two weeks into August, there have already been six trading days that saw triple-digit swings this month. While the recent sell-off has been swift (the Dow is off more than 12% since July 21), it’s also been choppy. Volatility is back in a big way. The VIX Index, also known as the fear index, has shot up recently, nearly doubling over the last week.

Preserving Fruit Flavors in Alcohol: Homemade Liqueurs When we discuss food preservation, we are usually talking about canning, dehydrating, freezing or fermenting. But did you know that you can also preserve fruit in alcohol, such as brandy or vodka? It is a way of preserving the flavor or essence of the fruit for later use. This method consists of steeping fresh or frozen fruit in alcohol for several weeks. In the end, you end up with some “drunken fruit” (good as a dessert topping) and a flavorful alcohol that can be used to make dazzling cocktails, punch, deserts or sauces. Oil spill sparks high alert BAHRAIN is on high alert following a massive oil spill in the Arabian Gulf, which was deliberately caused by an Indian ship. Desh Shanti was caught dumping oil near Iranian waters on Tuesday after ignoring official communications from concerned authorities. The spill caused an oil slick of around 10 miles, according to the Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre (MEMAC). Bahrain is monitoring the situation after it received a satellite view of the oil slick and could increase safety measures depending on an investigation, said Supreme Council for Environment pollution control from the source unit head Hanan Haidar.

World Sunlight Map Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. Compare this with Peters, Mollweide or equirectangular projection maps. Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works.

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