Happy Earth Day!Written by Lillian Brummet
Happy Earth Day to everyone! (255 words)
What can you do to make a difference - pick up a copy of our book, Trash Talk, & we'll show you a myriad of simple ideas to reduce consumption of resources & new ways to manage your contribution to landfill. (okay - forgive us for little plug!)
Just other day there was a group of children walking down our streets downtown with bags cleaning up area. We could all learn from this selfless act. Did you know that wind and traffic breezes carry waste from inland to water ways? Up to 80% of waste found in water ways originates inland. Something to think about...
There are all kinds of things we can do today, starting right now that make an immediate difference:
Yellowstone - A Ticking Time-Bomb?Written by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
For those of us who were fortunate enough to catch Discovery Channel's latest spine-gripping, docudrama, SuperVolcano this past weekend, we were made aware of chance that Yellowstone National Park's Super Volcano could be a literal, explosive and catastrophic time bomb.
Though many common, external traits of volcanos are viewed as Mountainous peaks and regions like that of Mount St. Helens Yellowstone's 'supervolcano' is unique. It is one of world's largest active volcanic systems. In last few million years, it has spawned several, massive volcanic eruptions; and relatively, it is likely to occur again. Because of its possible danger, US Geological Survey, University of Utah and Yellowstone National Park combined forces to create Yellowstone Volcano Observatory This observatory keeps a vigilant watch of regional activity.
Yellowstone's effervescent hot springs and magical geysers woo visitors by millions every year. Unwittingly, most of these spectators have no clue as to how these natural wonders come to surface. Merely miles beneath them, brews a huge reservoir of an estimated 1,475-degree Fahrenheit, magma that fuels heat to produce these wondrous spectacles.
Meanwhile, its breathtaking scenery and natural wildlife illudes patrons of its below-ground, boiling carnage.
If and when Yellowstone blows, it could possibly emit massive volumes of magma that would evolve into a Pyroclastic Flow. This flow would catapult in multiple directions, causing ground to collapse, and create large volcanic calderas