The Chicxulub Crater

April 10, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Chicxulub Crater

Sixty-six million years ago at the end of the cretaceous period an asteroid struck the earth in a location that is now known as the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. It is one of the largest known impacts that earth has ever received and has been held responsible for the extinction of […]

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Experts: Shale Industry Development Potential In Europe Highly Questionable

March 4, 2015 10:27 am0 comments
Experts: Shale Industry Development Potential In Europe Highly Questionable

Chevron has decided to abandon its efforts to develop shale gas deposits in Poland, according to the announcement made on January 30, 2015. According to the American energy corporation, it would not be able to make sufficient profits by continuing to extract Polish shale gas using hydraulic fracking. Earlier, the […]

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Top 3 Secrets to Lower the Energy Bills in Glasgow

February 16, 2015 3:00 pm1 comment
Top 3 Secrets to Lower the Energy Bills in Glasgow

Lately, tremendous efforts have been made in Scotland to bring down the energy consumption. Although rich in energy, Scotland alone accounts to 9% of total energy consumption in UK. Glasgow, being the largest city in the state, holds a significant amount of responsibility towards the statistics. Households in the city have […]

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Tsunami

February 11, 2015 2:52 pm0 comments
Tsunami

The word ‘tsunami’ means ‘harbor wave’ in Japanese (tsu = harbor + nami = wave), reflecting Japan’s tsunami-prone history. Usually caused by earthquakes tsunamis of this nature have been known to reach heights of over 100 ft and travel at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour – almost as […]

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Sellafield Sacked

January 26, 2015 1:24 pm0 comments
Sellafield Sacked

A nuclear reprocessing site with the risk of explosions and seeping silos: Sellafield is seeking help, but the UK government has just sacked the firm from being able to run the clean-up. Built on Cumbria’s coast in north-west England during the late 1940’s, Sellafield was used to manufacture plutonium for […]

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Yosemite’s El Capitan Conquered

January 16, 2015 12:06 pm0 comments
Yosemite’s El Capitan Conquered

With only their bare hands to guide them, the pain of bloodied fingers and bruised and broken finger nails became the norm as Tommy Cladwell, 36, and Kevin Jorgesen, 30, became first men in history to free-climb El Capitan’s Dawn Wall. The name given for the fact that it catches […]

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How We Can Reduce Food Waste

December 5, 2014 2:23 pm0 comments
How We Can Reduce Food Waste

Worldwide food wastage has huge social, environmental and economic consequences. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that one third of global food production is either wasted or lost. This is scary, considering that one in seven people worldwide go to bed hungry on any given night and 20,000 children […]

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The Amazon

December 2, 2014 2:32 pm0 comments
The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest – also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle – sprawls over a vast expanse of 5,500,000 square kilometers (2,100,000 square miles) and graces nine countries. These countries are Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. There are parts of the Amazon […]

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