Participation Forum
Instructor  rating of the sites:
Sites on any aspect of Natural and Human Induced Disasters  (geology, biology, chemistry, physics) are  considered. Only sites by government, universities, scientific associations, research organizations, and only excellent site operated by private corporations or  individuals are included.  News sites are not considered entries for the PF but can be submitted for extra credit or group discussion in this class.

Ten percent of your final grade in this course will be derived from your weekly postings in the Participation Forum. Late submission of weekly entries will not be accepted and will be graded as 0. A total of 13 entries are required, one per week, starting on the third week of classes.
Entries are rated according to their scientific content following these criteria: Unacceptable (0 pts); *poor (2.5); **good (5.0 pts), ***excellent (7.7 pts).

00 Posted by Prof. Longoria: Earthquake in Central America: Seismologists pinpointed the magnitude 7.6 earthquake's epicenter about 110 kilometers (65 miles) south-southwest of San Miguel,El Salvador. It hit the region about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. ( Mapof the region). For extra credit:  Investigate the geological setting of Central America and describe the plate tectonic setting that gave origin to this quake (What tectonic plates were involved in this earthquake? Summarize the social and economic impact of this earthquake.

01 Posted by Shirley J. Martinez, 5/09/01, 4:38PM
I come fromEl Paso, TX.  A small town on the furtherest west coner of texas,bordering Las Cruces, New Mexico and Mexico. Nothing ever happens there yet it just so happens that El Paso is sitting on a fault line.
Check outthis web site for more information.
< http://www.geo.utep.edu/kidd/kidd.html>
NOTE by the instructor: this is a good illustration of how the geological setting of an area should be understood to mitigate Earthquake hazards
02 Posted by: Idalia San Juan, Mon5/14/2001 9:10 AM
Mitigation of Natural Diasters: Los Alamos Fire Victims Rebuilding, a Year Later  <http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/010509losalamosyear/>
03 Posted by:Linda Greer, Tue 5/15/2001 2:12 PM
I don't know if it qualifies.It's not a disaster, but it's a big geological find. It's a big chunk of rock near the Great Wall of China that geologists think is a section of ocean floor.
Ancient sea floor slab said big geologic find   <http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/science/05/11/tectonics.reut/index.html>
04 Posted by: Jasmine Britt, Tue 5/15/2001 10:07 PM
This weekend I was channel surfing and they were doing a program on the learning channel called "Top Ten Natural Disasters"...it was cool, but I dont know if or when they are gonna show it again. However, I did find a neat link about volcanoes...so here you go...
.What if you threw an extinction-level event and nobody came? <http://tlc.discovery.com/tlcpages/volcano/volcano.html>
05 Posted by: Jaime Enrique Zuniga, Thu 5/17/2001 11:02 PM
I think it is interesting to point out the destructive force of tsunamis. They are rarely seen and talked about, yet, they can be so dangerous.
1960 Chilean Tsunami  <http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/general/historic/chilean60.html>
06 Posted by:  ALI , ASIF IQBAL, Thu 5/10/2001 9:09 PM
Recent Developments In Landslide Mitigation Techniques
NOTE by the instructor: This site contains technical aspects on the mitigation of Landslides giving excellent exampleson how a geotechnical study could be implemented to mitigate potential landslides in urban developments.
07 Posted by: Bruce A. Hardy, Fri 5/11/2001 4:09 PM
Ran across an interesting article that related to class last wednesday.
Dinosaurs Survived Cataclysm 200 Million Years Ago
NOTE by the instructor: This is an interesting article on Mass Extinction of biota at the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary (two geological Periods of the Mesozoic Era) and relates the survival of dinosaurs as compared with their extinction at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary, that is the boundary between two geological Eras: Mesozoic and Cenozoic. This article will come handy we we discuss threat to the biosphere
08 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez Sun 5/13/2001 1:36 AM
 Killer tsunamis in the Pacific
NOTE by the instructor: Good example of tsunami activity in Papua New Guinea on July 17, 1998 and the catastrophic effect it produced. Include general information on tsunami and how the form. Recommended for the unit on tsunami. Additional information and filed pictures of other tsunami event in this area can be view at this site
09 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez Sun 5/13/2001 1:36 AM
Surf's Up! by Daniel Pendick http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/tsunami/
NOTE by the instructor: This site present good general information on tsunami and discusses the relationship of tsunami and other geological features including the role of the seafloor topography and the shape of the cost line in the influence of tsunami.
10  Posted by:   Erick Lopez Sun 5/13/2001 9:56 PM
I feel is a good tool to test yourself of how much knowledge a person may have regarding natural disasters.
Natural Disasters Free Test Quiz Online
NOTE by the instructor: I strongly recommend this site, you will be required to take these tests as activities in the corresponding units.
11 Posted by: LANZ-PEREZ , IVETTE M, Mon 5/14/2001 10:30 AM
About ten years ago I was able to visit Pompeii and found this area to be really interesting.  Mt. Vesuvius is located near Naples, Italy, in a region where the African plate meets the Eurasian plate. Lots of interesting information on Volcanoes and the effect specific to this area.
Mt. Vesuvius      http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour_def/earth/interior/Mt_Vesuvius.html
NOTE by the instructor: I recommend that you follow the link of the 1631 eruption of this site and read the description of the event.
12 Posted by: Linda Greer, Mon 5/14/2001 12:44 PM
Flash floods kill 22 in north Thailand
NOTE by the instructor: An example of current natural disaster.
 




 
 
 
 
 
Entries posted by students in this course
 
13 Posted by: Joe Field, Mon 5/14/2001 3:39 PM 
This is an interesting article that deals with national response to local natural disasters, specifically the recent flood in Puerto Rico. It also briefly addresses community preparation for future disasters.
Flood-Ravaged Puerto Rico Farmers Worry about the Future
NOTE by the instructor: This page is originated from the disaster relief organization which should be kept in mind when dealing with social and economic aspects of natural disasters. 
14 Posted by: Shirley Martinez,  Mon 5/14/2001 11:46 PM
As I continue my endeavor in locating the interesting traces of Natural Disasters to fit the lectures, I have located another rare yet real item in my home town. Volcanoes, Extinct!! NOTE: I have myself tried to locate them but they are so far into the desert, I was running out of sun light and had to turn back.
El Paso Southwestern Volcanic Features Homepage
NOTE by the instructor: This site is informative, well done and contains good geological information about the El Paso region of Texas. It includes a series of links to other pages in the same site with filed photographs and description of the different volcanic localities in the region. Useful for the Volcanoes Unit of Disasters involving the Lithosphere of this course.
15 Posted by: Jasmine Britt, Tue 5/15/2001 10:07 PM
This weekend I was channel surfing and they were doing a program on the learning channel called "Top Ten Natural Disasters"...it was cool, but I dont know if or when they are gonna show it again. However, I did find a neat link about volcanoes...so here you go....
What if you threw an extinction-level event and nobody came? By Matthew Zymet
NOTE by the instructor: This site gives information on different volcanic activity including the famous Deccan Traps of India (discussed in class and will be discussed again in Section 7), and Mt. St. Helens eruption of 1980. It contains numerous links to other volcanic eruptions in different regions of the world. Highly recommended.
16 Posted by: Jaime Cuartas, Wed 5/16/2001 8:57 AM
Scientist have pinpointed the occurrence of an other mass extinction, one that proceeded the age of dinosaurs. The anomaly took place between the Triassic and Jurassic periods, 200 million years ago.
The event in question to place in the blink of an eye in regards to geological time. Half of all the known spices disappeared in less than 10,000 years.
   Dr. Peter Ward, a university of Washington paleontologist who led the team that reported the new research, explained “This extinction really opens up the age of dinosaurs. This starts Jurassic Park.” The cause of the cataclysmic event that wiped out the big lizards 65 million years ago, and this 200 million year old mass extinction are believed to be similar. “ The suspicion is this is an impact event, an asteroid related extinction,” Ward said.
Mass Extinction That Led to Age of Dinosaurs Was Swift, Study Shows http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/05/0510_massex.html
NOTE by the instructor: This is an excellent example of how to submit entries to the Participation Forum of this course.
This site show original data and information on the a mass extinction of biota at about 200 my ago which is a current working hypothesis in geology. This site will be useful in our class discussion of Units on Threat to the Biosphere and Section 7
17 Posted by: Asif Ali, Mon 5/21/2001 12:19 AM
I found this website on hurricanes.  This site has the latest worldwide hurricane updates, forecasts, images, maps, warnings, advisories, predicted storm tracks, and historical storm information. 
Welcome To Hurricanes 2001 dot Com 
NOTE by the instructor: This is a commercial site owned and operated by Weather Site Inc. Miami Florida. It takes the vast amount of weather information generated by the NHC and streamline it into a easy to use single page for up to the minute hurricane information. Good resource for the class particularly for disasters involving the atmosphere, excellent images and Hurricane tracking.
18 Posted by: shirley j martinez, Sat 5/26/2001 11:04 AM
Tornadoes are fascinating phenomena.  Where do they come from? How are they formed? How do scientists determine their strengths?  All these questions and more could be answered by clicking on the website below.
   http://www.tornadoproject.com/http://www.tornadoproject.com/safety/safety.htm
NOTE by the instructor: This is a commercial site; it contains excellent information on tornadoes, strongly recommended for Unit 4.2
19 Posted by: Jaime Zuniga, Sat 6/2/2001 2:10 PM
I find storms very interesting and have on ocassion chased a few here in Miami, especially hurricanes and Tropical storms that dare come close to us.
 http://ohiosevere.com/
NOTE by the instructor: Useful informative site, good picture of tornadoes. May be useful when looking for nice and spectacular pictures.
20 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez, Mon 5/21/2001 9:28 AM
For those of you in search of an unusual TRAVEL ADVENTURE that is very different from the ordinary, try this site:
 http://www.tempesttours.com/index.html
NOTE by the instructor: Semiformal chasing tours of tornadoes guided by experienced storm chasers. Popular science.
21 Posted by:  Lisset M. Perez, Mon 5/21/2001 9:28 AM
US Killer Tornadoes of 2001
NOTE by the instructor: A comprhensive list of current and recent tornadoes in the US, includes a link to tornadoes in other regions of the world.
22 Posted by: 
Well since we are getting close to that time of the year again the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has predicted that there will be about 11 tropical storms including 5-7 hurricanes.
NOAA predicts five to seven hurricanes
NOTE by the instructor: Informative site, a must for the class.
23 Posted by: Javier Cantens, 5/22/2001 4:53 PM
 http://www.scecdc.scec.org/
NOTE by the instructor: Good source of information and data on Southern California earthquake activities. Useful links to other academic sites.
24 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Tue 5/22/2001 4:58 PM
Nice site on info about hurricane Andrew
 http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/wwhlpr/hurricane_andrew_summary.rxml?hret=/abt/aknw/arch/920824.rxml
NOTE by the instructor: Great site for your essay on Andrew, gives links to other pages within the same site containing description of concepts and terms related to atmospheric processes.
25 Posted by: Erick Lopez, Wed 5/23/2001 7:10 PM
Here is a website with a very good source of information regarding tornados.  giving researches, etc.. 
http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado.html
NOTE by the instructor: A commercial site with good information on current activities on tornadoes, good resource for essays.
26 Posted by: Linda Greer, 5/24/2001 4:53 PM
http://my.cnn.com/jbcl/cnews/Go?template=nmDet&hd=0&sname=Sci-Tech&sbc_id=288&art_id=6799326&uid=990744256680
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27 Posted by:
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/current_volcs/current.html
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28 Posted by: Jasmine Britt, Sun 5/27/2001 9:40 PM
This story was of intrest to me for a bunch of different reasons. First off its local news, this is about a 10 minute drive from my house and Ihad a friend who actually lived in the development where it happened.Second, sinkholes from my understanding are usally linked to the watertable, however in this case there was garbage and waste.  And lastly, in our study of natural disasters we see the awesome power of nature everyday and we must learn to co-exsists, why do we add human caused disasters to the problem.
http://cgi.cnn.com/US/9610/23/sinkhole/
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29 Posted by: Asif Ali, Tue 5/29/2001 3:47 PM
 This page offers some background information on a tsunami that hit Papua New Guinea.  The page also contains useful information on the physics of tsunami's and how to prepare yourself
http://www.sciam.com/1999/0599issue/0599gonzalez.html
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30 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, Wed 5/30/2001 12:31 PM
I found this site on earthquakes, it contains a lot of useful information even though we have passed the section on earthquakes i found it really useful and interesting
http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/Resources/EarthSci/Earth/records.html
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31 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez, Wed 5/30/2001 9:35 PM
For those students trying to complete their abilities for Section 4 on Tornadoes, check out this site.  Many of the questions are directly answered in this web site. 
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/tornado.htm
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32 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez, Wed 5/30/2001 10:19 PM
Visit this websites for good information on all types of disasters.  It is provided by the Redcross in efforts of educating the public of ways in which to prepare for a Natural Disaster.
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/keepsafe/
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33 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Mon 6/4/2001 3:11 PM
Found this site on Irene. It give pictures and detailed info on the atmosphere and the dissaster it caused.
http://www.hurricanehunters.com/irene.htm
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34 Posted by: Asif Ali, Mon 6/4/2001 11:22 AM
This site deal with the asteroid and comet impact hazards. It has interesting information on NASA's N.E.A.R. and neo programs. And it also has the statistical information as to if and when an asteroid will impact the earth.
 http://impact.arc.nasa.gov
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35 Posted by: Scott F. Banas, Mon 5/28/2001 3:20 PM
I would like to add that one interesting aspect of earthquakes is the distribution of occurrences across the United States. With emphasis on California, Washington, Montana, Colorado and northwestern Tennessee. I think it is very interesting to see the distribution of other earthquakes in regions not indignant to traditional earthquake sites.
 http://gldss7.cr.usgs.gov/neis/general/handouts/intensity_maps.html
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36 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, 5/22/2001 4:53 PM
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/plate_tectonics/introduction.html
NOTE by the instructor: Informative site, useful information and explanation of the plate tectonics in a simplified version.
37 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, 5/22/2001 4:53 PM
http://www.cobweb.net/~bug2/rock7.htm
NOTE by the instructor: Informative site about the Earth Interior in a simplified version, it is a good site to start gaining some geological background in simple terms.
38 Posted by: Pascual, Nicole, Wed 5/30/2001 12:00 AM
 http://library.thinkquest.org/16132/frames.html
NOTE by the instructor:Informative site with good links to other sites; however, this site is not recommended for serious work. It is the result of HS students contest
39 Posted by: Joseph M. Field, Wed 5/30/2001 5:55 PM
http://www.weather.com/safeside/lightning/index.html
NOTE by the instructor: Useful site, contains information about lightning from how it forms to  lightning myths.
40 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Mon 6/4/2001 1:51 PM
This is a very informative site on hurricanes that covers just about everything you would want to know about hurricanes from how they form and function to how to prepare when one is going to hit.
http://europe.cnn.com/WEATHER/hurricanes/
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41 Posted by: Cuartas Jaime, Mon 6/4/2001 6:14 PM
This is a very user-friendly site that presents a no nonsense approach to understanding the complexities involved in weather prediction. The  web site covers a broad spectrum of weather phenomena. My particular point of interest involved drought assessment as a disaster involving the biosphere. The NOAA site provides an excellent overview of El Nino and his sister, and their affects on the weather. Provided are great graphics and satellite images, in addition to clear concise explanations of elaborate natural occurrences. My only disappointment is the site focuses manly on the United States and leaves out vast geographic areas. 
 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
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42 Posted by: Erick Lopez,, 5/22/2001 4:53 PM
Here is a site containing great deal of information on floods. Specially for us Floridians that live this in almost a daily basis, really good info. 
http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/flood/
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43 Posted by: Erick Lopez, Mon 6/4/2001 10:05 PM
Commericial site with tons of questions and answers frequently asked in a disaster situation. It tells the public who to contact, what to do, where to go in different scenarios, 
 http://www.governmentguide.com/health_and_safety/disaster/prevention.adp?id=16101671
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44 Posted by: Edilia Lopez, Mon 6/4/2001 10:13 PM
This web site is very interesting because it gives facts about what is occurring in our country everyday that are affecting us.  I feel it is a very educative site. 
http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/articles/eisvink.html
NOTE by the instructor: This site is a most! It is highly recommended to get a better idea of the occurrence of Natural Disasters in the US. The information in this site is useful for the aspects on social impact of disasters.
45 Posted by: Edilia Lopez, Mon 6/4/2001 10:18 PM
This web site gives information about different earthquakes that have stuck and the amount of damages it had caused.  Sometimes we don't realize how fortunate we are that we do not have to deal with this type of disaster.
http://www.btinternet.com/~mike.ferris/tearthquake.htm
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46 Posted by: Edilia Lopez, Mon 6/4/2001 10:31 PM
This web site refers to Hurricanes.  It has many links that would assist anyone in case of a Hurricane.  I feel it will be very helpful and beneficial to all of us
http://www.stormsurvival.homestead.com/
NOTE by the instructor: Commercial site, informative. Good information on house construction standards.
47 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Tue 6/5/2001 10:35 AM
This is a website that talks about all sort of land slides. Very intresting
http://www.artrans.com/rmsg/ndisaster/slides.htm
NOTE by the instructor: Commercial site. Provides a central database of practical, accurate, reliable and interesting news, articles and product information from all sources regarding self-reliance & survival. 
48 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Tue 6/5/2001 10:40 AM
This web page goes into details about wild fires in Florida, and all around the country. It has realy intresting links to different technical info on wild fires. It also sends you to the florida gov web page that tells yu about fires, and how to be ready for them. Something cool i found was, a fire safe land scape.
http://www.sjra-redcross.org/wild_fires.htm
NOTE by the instructor: This is a webpage from the Red Cross website, the information on wild fires is mainly about preparedness and facts.
49 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, Tue 6/5/2001 3:36 PM
This link is about some devastating floods happening in Siberia Russia, due to snow melts.
http://www.alertnet.org/165348
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50 Posted by: Linda Greer, Tue 6/5/2001 3:53 PM
The fault under Portland Hills may pose a threat at this time. Apparently, there's evidence of an earthquake 12,000 year ago.  This fault has potential to originate an earthquake similar to the Northridge quake. 
http://my.cnn.com/jbcl/cnews/Go?template=nmDetStory&art_id=6814139&sname=Sci-Tech&uid=991274019088&page_exclude=1
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51 Posted by: Armando Alvarino, Tue 6/5/2001 7:57 PM
This is a good site about mitigation of natural disasters, specificly earthquakes. The site has info on getting started in your community and news about other areas. 
 http://www.geohaz.org/home.htm
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52 Posted by: Armando Alvarino, Tue 6/5/2001 8:10 PM

http://www.floods.org/mssiii1.htm#home
NOTE by the instructor: This is the site of the Association of State Floodplain Managers which is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program.

53 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez, Fri 6/8/2001 12:43 AM

http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfnd/site_sum/0201290c.htm
NOTE by the instructor: ** This site contains information on the environmental concerns of the Love Canal and exposes the problem of leachates generated from this hazardous waste site in New York state. A good example of human-induced disaster.

54 Posted by: Jasmine Britt, Sat 6/9/2001 12:53 AM
I hear the word desert or desertification and I think, dry, arid and HOT.  But such is not the case in the desertification of ICELAND.  They are trying to reclaim the soil lost to extreme erosion...so perhaps it is truly a global problem in the sense that it can happen everywhere.
http://www.rala.is/desert/
NOTE by the instructor: ** Informative site. Recommended for desertification unit of the class.
55 Posted by: Linda Greer, Sat 6/9/2001 10:20 A
While searching around the USGS website, I discovered this page containing links to articles concerning invasive species into our biosphere.  After finishing Chapter 12 in the textbook, these articles seemed to give even more proof of how delicate the balance is between economic growth and protecting the ecosytems in which we live.
http://www.usgs.gov/invasive_species/plw/index.html
NOTE by the instructor: *** Good source of information and documentation for threats to the biosphere
56 Posted by: Cuartas Jaime, Sat 6/9/2001 2:36 PM
How Stuff Works is a web site that tells you how stuff works, and it contains thousands of topics. Just about anything that fits into the form “how ------ works” is fair game for the site, from nuclear reactors to natural disasters. There is an interesting article of an artificial environment called the Eden Project. This parallels to some extent our class discussion on creating an environment on Mars to support life. 
 http://www.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=eden.htm&url=http://www.edenproject.com
NOTE by the instructor: ***The original site <http://www.edenproject.com> describes the concept of the project and some of the results. This site is useful to understand the concepts dealt with the sections on Threats to the Biosphere and terra forming.
57 Posted by: Linda Greer, Sun 6/10/2001 2:17 PM
This website concerns the operation of the Joint European Torus machine to produce energy by Nuclear Fusion.  Click on the button that takes you to 
<http://www.efda-jet.org> website which shows a picture of the reactor (?) and explains nuclear fusion.  Nuclear energy is a good alternative source of energy, however, that which is produced by nuclear fission results in long-term radioactive waste.  Nuclear fusion, on the other hand, is the attempt to replicate the type of energy produced by the sun, thereby giving us a limitless supply of energy here on earth.  Creating this super energy is very diffcult.
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58 Posted by: Lisset M. Perez, Sun 6/10/2001 7:51 PM
Our local Nuclear Power Plant, Turkey Point: located between our solid waste site (Mount Trashmore) and Biscayne National Park is similar of the Chernobyl Power Plant.  The only difference is that we have employed many new and more advanced safety equipment in order to reduce the possibility of a Chernobyl disaster. Please visit this site for more information on our local Chernobyl: 
 http://www.nrc.gov/AEOD/pib/reactors/250/250toc.html
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59 Posted by: Shirley J Martinez, Sun 6/10/2001 9:24 PM
Since we are approaching hurricane season I felt that safety informationspecifically on hurricanes is appropriate.
Since I am an outsider it definately helps me, I hope that it will help you,too.
2001 Hurricane Season Begins
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60 Posted by: Asif Ali , Mon 6/11/2001 1:50 PM
This web site contains information on the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification.  It has information for public media, official government documents, programs to combat desertification, and highlights of the conference.

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61 Posted by: Bruce Alan Hardy, Mon 6/11/2001 4:14 PM
El Niño and La Niña
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62 Posted by: Kristy Nelson, Thu 6/14/2001 5:07 PM
While I was checking out the most intense earthquakes of hte world I came accross this site. I thought it was pretty interesting since  it gave more types of earthquakes and at earlier dates.  I learned about more historical earthquakes.  Especially about the earthquake that took place under the Mississippi river.
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63 Posted by: Erick Lopez, Thu 6/14/2001 10:59 PM
Here is a good site about the next discussion that we will have in class about asteroids and the potential danger to us.
Earth Crossing Asteroids
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64 Posted by: Erick Lopez, Thu 6/14/2001 10:59 PM
Here is a very good site regarding nuclear power, with a lot of interviews and opinios regarding the subject.
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/reaction/
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65 Posted by: Erick Lopez, Thu 6/14/2001 11:15 PM
Here is a site that is completly related to the past class session that we had. It is regarding global disasters even those induced by humans. 
 http://www.aag.org/HDGC/www/local/units/unit3/html/3actguide.html
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66 Posted by: Edilia Lopez, Thu 6/14/2001 11:30 PM
Extremely good website regarding all types of power energy and the methods to obtain it.
 http://www.energy.ca.gov/education/story/story-html/story.html
NOTE by the instructor: * Informative site for kids
67 Posted by: Edilia lopez, Thu 6/14/2001 11:39 PM
This is a website with commonly ask question and good information with asteroids and possible collisions with Earth.
 http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/3523/index.html
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68 Posted by: Jasmine Britt , Fri 6/15/2001 10:22 PM
There was an important environmental summit in Europe recently and President Bush was in attendence.  He was met with protest because he refused to ratify the Kobe treaty to reduce greenhouse gases.  To me...the man himself is a natural disaster, but all jokes aside, this brings up the role  government can have in taking care of the global warming issue.  He says he didn't sign because it was not economically sound for the US and less demands were placed on other countries than us.  DUH!!! we are the largest consumers and producers of greenhouse gases...of course we would be asked to do more!   Okay...all ranting aside...here's some information on that meeting... .
Climate Divisive at Trans-Atlantic Summit
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69 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, Sat 6/16/2001 1:54 AM
This website is on the effects that Hurricane Andrew had on the wetland environments of Florida and Louisiana.  Very good site when doing the Synopsis for the essay.
Effects of Hurricane Andrew (1992) on Wetlands in Southern Florida and Louisiana
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70 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, Sat 6/16/2001 2:01 AM
A site with great links about earthquakes, and especially about the earthquake in Izmit, it was really helpful when doing my essay, lots of picture a lot of good information.
The Izmit (Kocaeli), Turkey Earthquake of August 17, 1999
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71 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, 6/16/2001 2:06 AM
here is a great site on F.E.M.A. and the midwest floods of 93, a lot of statistics detailing about monetary costs that institution made
The Great Midwest Floods of 1993
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72 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, Sat 6/16/2001 2:09 AM
here is a great site on F.E.M.A. and the midwest floods of 93, a lot of statistics detailing about monetary costs that institution made
CHERNOBYL DISASTER PAGE
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73 Posted by: Bernard Bogiani, Sat 6/16/2001 2:13 AM
Here is a very Interesting site on Andrew it is just Statistics about the Disasters, it is all just useful information found in just one page, very direct and to the point.
HURRICANE ANDREW AUG 24TH 1992
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74 Posted by: Armando Alvarino, Sat 6/16/2001 1:55 PM
Here is a very Interesting site on Andrew it is just Statistics about the Disasters, it is all just useful information found in just one page, very direct and to the point.
 http://www.weathercatalog.com/
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75 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Sat 6/16/2001 6:39 PM
This site is on droughts. It is intresting.point.
NDMC's Drought-Related Links
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76 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Sat 6/16/2001 6:39 PM
This web site is on international disasters.
 http://www.disaster.net/index.html
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77 Posted by: Jasmine Britt, Sat 6/16/2001 11:53 PM
It was very informative and really explained the mechanics of that disaster
Chernobyl Accident
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78 Posted by: Kristy Nelson, Sat 6/16/2001 11:52 PM
I found this article to be very useful in explaining the formation of thunderstorm clouds..
Online Meteorology
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79 Posted by: Edilia lopez, Sun 6/17/2001 12:36 AM
LOVE CANAL
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80 Posted by: Asif Ali, Sun 6/17/2001 12:48 AM
This website has very good information and is designed for easy use.  It starts out with basic information on the differences between a tornado and other storms, then how they are formed, and how they dissapate.  Then the website gets a little more in depth with the Fujita Scale and Tornado Alley.
Twisters
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81 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Wed 6/6/2001 9:40 AM
This is a website that has a database on research using satellites for disaster mitigation.
 http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/ndrd/
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82 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 6/7/2001 11:59 AM
This site gives Earthquake Safety Rules but it also has links to Fiji Earthquake information and Fiji Tsunamis.
 http://www.mrd.gov.fj/seismology/earthequakesafetypage.html
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83 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 6/7/2001 11:59 AM
this site is well informed on the Loma Prieta Earthquake and full of useful information on this catastrophe.
 http://www.eqe.com/publications/lomaprie/lomaprie.htm
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84 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 6/7/2001 11:59 AM
continuing the research on the Loma Prieta Earthquake this site offers the explanation of the causes and effects of liquefaction. 
 http://www.ce.washington.edu/~liquefaction/html/quakes/loma/loma.html
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85 Posted by: Williams,Ronia, Fri 6/8/2001 9:01 AM
Natural Hazards
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86 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Sat 6/9/2001 8:28 PM
I found this site when I was researching disasters.  I found it very inclusive of information of disasters and lots of information and lists are available, and many links.
 http://www.nearmyhome.com/bell/worst_soils.asp
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87 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Tue 6/12/2001 9:30 AM
 http://www.scotese.com/ http://www.scotese.com/
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88 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Tue 6/12/2001 9:31 AM
Here is a link about tornadoes - it shows a gallery of pictures.
Welcome to the Online Tornado Museum!
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89 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Tue 6/12/2001 9:33 AM
Here's a link which shows live lightning updates in the state of Florida.
Live Lightning Tracker 2001
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90 Posted by:Vanessa Leon, Tue 6/12/2001 9:38 AM
I don't think anyone's posted this link.  It shows global earthquake activity.
World-Wide Earthquake Locator: Global Earthquake Report 
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91 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Fri 6/15/2001 11:01 PM
This site was helpful in finding out information about Miami and our areas suceptability to storm surge.
http://www.fema.gov/impact/cities/im_fl04.htm
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92 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Fri 6/15/2001 11:01 PM
This site was useful for tsunami research.
Tsunami Hazard Mitigation
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93 Posted by: Scott F. Banas, Sun 6/17/2001 9:41 PM
Relating to a recent Tropical Storm which flooded Texas.Tropical Storm Allison severly damaged various cities in Texas by severe flooding which devastated the area. Pictures are also available to witness the catastrophic event.
Tropical Storm Allison Texas Disaster Recovery Update 
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94 Posted by: Scott F. Banas, Sun 6/24/2001 11:18 AM
You can learn more about predicting, studying, and outcomes of El Nino and its effect on North America. Very informative website. 
 http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/
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95 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Mon 6/25/2001 7:09 PM
What is La Niña?     http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/elnino/la-nina-story.html
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96 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 7/12/2001 7:03 PM

 http://www.fpl.com/contents/legal_notice.shtml
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97 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 7/12/2001 7:03 PM

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98 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 7/12/2001 7:03 PM
Chernobyl Accident
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99 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 7/12/2001 7:03 PM

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100 Posted by: Forni, Lili, Marisa, Tue 7/10/2001 5:47 PM
Deforestation: Causes and Solutions
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101 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Mon 7/9/2001 9:19 PM
Mexico Fires Still Forming Heavy Haze in U.S.
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102 Posted by: Pascual, nicole, Marie, Sat 7/7/2001 1:41 PM
In a nearly forgotten but important event in the history of astronomy, two men debated whether we are at the center of the universe or not. In a field dominated by men, a woman provided the key to the answer for a truth we now hold as self-evident. 
The great debate
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103 Posted by: Pascual, nicole, Marie, Fri 7/6/2001 1:28 AM
The following site is not full of pictures but it gives an overview of how the history of science and astronomy came about.
Astronomiae Historia / History of Astronomy
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104 Posted by: Pascual, nicole, Marie, Fri 7/6/2001 1:28 AM
The following site gives the a description of the disaster that happened in pompeii.  What I found interesting about this site is that is also gave the history of the ancient world, when the disaster happened
The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD 
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105 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Thu 7/5/2001 10:04 AM
This is a link which talks about cloud seeding in general.  It mentions in the last paragraph what the result of seeding of hurricanes has been.
Cloud seeding
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106 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Thu 7/5/2001 10:01 AM
The following site is not full of pictures but it gives an overview of how the history of science and astronomy came about.
Coriolis Effect:
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107 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Thu 7/5/2001 9:58 AM
The following site is not full of pictures but it gives an overview of how the history of science and astronomy came about.
Dam Failure Inundation Hazard
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108 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Thu 7/5/2001 9:56 AM
This is a link to current avalanche conditions throughout the world, from Austria to Wyoming.
The Avalanche Center 
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109 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Fri 7/6/2001 1:28 AM
This link goes to NASA's urban heat island project, which is being done to help identify ways to keep cities cooler.  One of the things they found was that urban forests are important.  Pretty interesting site.
Islands in the (Air) Stream
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110 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Thu 7/5/2001 9:48 AM
This link goes to the USGS's site on South Florida restoration and exotic species.  It gives good information on what invasive exotics are and what they're doing about it.

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111 Posted by: Vanessa Leon, Thu 7/5/2001 9:46 AM
This link goes to the federal government's site on wildland fire policy.  It gives some history of wildland fires and also how it is used by the government.
Federal Wildland Fire Policy: Use of Wildland Fire 
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112 Posted by: Forni, Lili, Marisa, Thu 7/5/2001 7:48 AM
National Safety Awareness Week is June 18-22,see

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113 Posted by: Scott Banas, Fri 7/6/2001 1:28 AM
Wildfires
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114 Posted by: Scott Banas, Wed 7/4/2001 10:26 AM
2000 Florida Wildfires
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115 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Mon 7/2/2001 10:18 PM
This site was helpful in gaining a foothold on what, who, where ,etc of the UNCCD.
Text of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
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116 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Mon 7/2/2001 10:18 PM
This site was helpful i explaining the monetary developements of Sahel Region 
Program
SAHEL REGIONAL PROGRAM 
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117 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Mon 7/2/2001 10:18 PM
This site was helpful in the explanations of what desertification is and has 
many pictures.
Desertification - a threat to the Sahel
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118 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/1/2001 11:09 PM
http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/tropical.html 
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119 Posted by: Scott Banas, Wed 7/4/2001 10:26 AM
flash floods and floods...the Awesome Power! A PREPAREDNESS GUIDE  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/ffbro.htm
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120 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/1/2001 10:58 PM
http://www.fema.gov/library/floodf.htm
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121 Posted by: Scott Banas, Wed 7/4/2001 10:26 AM
 http://www.npmoc.navy.mil/
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122 Posted by: Scott Banas, Wed 7/4/2001 10:26 AM
Hays' Tropical Weather Pages:Home Page      <http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/coriolis/hurricanes.html>
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123 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/1/2001 10:39 PM
The Hurricane Watch Net  http://www.hwn.org/
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124 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/1/2001 10:38 PM
 http://www.fema.gov/fema/trop.htm
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125 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/1/2001 10:04 PM
Interesting PF topic. This web-site is an interresting website with valuable information and fully describes all the F5 Tornadoes from 1950 to present. 
F5 Tornadoes of the United States
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126 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 8/5/2001 9:06 AM
Here are some good websites to help with research on the Chicxulub crater. This crater is what reportidly wipped out the dinasaurs. 
Structure of the Chicxulub KT Impact Crater, Yucatan, Gulf of Mexico  http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/chix/chix.html
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127 Posted by: Dowling, Joseph, Payne, Sat 8/4/2001 9:41 PM
this site shows some nice pic's of the mt. etna eruption
http://home.netscape.com/ex/shak/international/galleries/etna/
Ring of Fire: Mount Etna, Mayon Erupt 
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128 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Fri 8/3/2001 10:52 PM
The Chornobyl Nuclear Accident and it's Ramifications   http://www.infoukes.com/history/chornobyl/
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129 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Fri 8/3/2001 10:52 PM
Informative site on the Chernobyl disaster.
Dr. Meshkati's Page on Chernobyl    http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~meshkati/chernobyl.html
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130 Posted by: Forni, LIli, marisa, Mon 7/30/2001 3:40 AM
Item for participation forum, GREAT PHOTOS OF '93 FLOOD, BUT PHOTOS ARE ALL COPYRIGHTED, SHOULD STILL BE SEEN:
CyberSwim: Keokuk Iowa's Mississippi River & Des Moines River "500 Year" Flood, Summer 1993
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131 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Fri 7/27/2001 8:08 PM
THE ALVAREZ ASTEROID IMPACT THEORY 
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132 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Fri 7/27/2001 8:08 PM
The Search for the Extrasolar Planets: A Brief History of the Search, the Findings and the Future Implications
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133 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/22/2001 2:58 PM
Here are is a web site to assist with learning more on the exploration of the planet Mars. This helps with Section 5 / Part 3
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134 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sun 7/22/2001 2:58 PM
Here are is a web site to assist with learning more on the exploration of the planet Mars. This helps with Section 5 / Part 3 questions. 
 http://cmex-www.arc.nasa.gov/
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135 Posted by: Dowling, Joseph, Payne, Wed 7/4/2001 10:2
This site has a lot of information on nuclear reactors and a full report on chernobyl after 15 years and what was learned
 http://www.nea.fr/
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136 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sat 7/21/2001 12:05 PM
 http://md.water.usgs.gov/drought/us.html
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137 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sat 7/21/2001 12:02 PM
 http://enso.unl.edu/ndmc/
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138 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sat 7/21/2001 12:02 PM
Drought Outlook 
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139 Posted by: Scott Banas, Sat 7/21/2001 12:01 PM
Here is a good site to get more information on droughts and the effects that the have on humans and the environment.
 http://www.drought.noaa.gov/
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140 Posted by: Dowling, Joseph, Payne, Fri 7/20/2001 11:38 AM
This is a great site for checking on our Hurricane season and viewing interresting information about hurricanes.
  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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141 Posted by: Scott Banas, Tue 7/17/2001 7:25 PM
http://water.usgs.gov/nwsum/WSP2425/andrew.html
Effects of Hurricane Andrew (1992) on Wetlands in Southern Florida and Louisiana
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142 Posted by: Dowling, Joseph, Payne, Sun 7/15/2001 7:12 PM
Dealing with the Deluge
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143 Posted by: Pascual, Nicole, Marie, Thu 8/16/2001 10:46 PM
This website is one on the wetlands and a campaign that has been formed to protect the wetlands.  There is not as much   information on wetlands, it focuses more on protecting hte wetlands and gives the public a chancee to join them. 
American Wetlands Campaign
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144 Posted by: Pascual, Nicole, Marie, Wed 8/15/2001 9:54 PM
This  Webpage is about the ozone layer. it has many important topics  regarding the ozone layer and solutions to the depletion
What does the Ozone Layer do?
http://core.ecu.edu/phys/spraguem/environment/ozone/o3_03.html
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145 Posted by: Pascual, Nicole, Marie, Wed 8/15/2001 9:54 PM
This webpage it GREAT.  You can ask them questions related to science and they actually answer you back.  You can also search through previosly asked questions 
Ask An Astronomer 
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146 Posted by: Pascual, Nicole, Marie, Wed 8/15/2001 9:54 PM
http://www.energy.gov/
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147 Posted by: Pascual, Nicole, Marie, Wed 8/15/2001 9:54 PM
 http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/2948/orgel.html
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148 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 8/9/2001 4:08 PM
Asteroid Impact
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149 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 8/9/2001 4:08 PM
THE COMET/ASTEROID IMPACT HAZARD: A SYSTEMS APPROACH
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150 Posted by: Rebecca Smith, Thu 8/9/2001 4:08 PM
FAQ: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about NEO Impacts 
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151 Posted by: Scott Banas, Wed 8/8/2001 4:22 PM
What causes acid deposition? 
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152  Posted by: VALDES,ERIN C., Sat 9/8/2001 11:39 PM
Interesting article on the vulnerability of the Oregon cost to great earthquakes that occur on the CSZ.  Talks about their rare occurences and difficulty in predictability.  Also explains how computer models similate propagation.
Tsunami Hazards
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153 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Tue 9/11/2001 10:13 PM
This is a website of the US Geological Survey Western Earthquake Hazards Team.It includes real-time earthquake maps and shaking maps.  One particular section which I viewed was on the September 9, 2001 earthquake which it states is the largest earthquake in the L.A. basin since the 1994 quake.
Earthquake Research 
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154 Posted by: Borro, Kimberly, Fri 8/31/2001 12:55 PM
Volcano World
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155 Posted by: Borro, Kimberly, Fri 8/31/2001 12:55 PM
 http://www.epa.gov/
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156 Posted by: Linda M. Román, Fri 9/7/2001 4:29 PM
Natural Disaster Websites
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157 Posted by: Jamie Canaves, Sat 9/8/2001 4:31 PM
 http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/
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158 Posted by: Kim Borro, Wed 9/12/2001 1:53 PM
This page contains information about the kobe earthquake in japan. and if you go to the homepage there is more information about the earth sciences including volcanoes, earthquakes, plate tectonics, and pollution.
The Kobe Earthquake 
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159 Posted by: VALDES,ERIN C., Fri 9/14/2001 9:14 PM
This site is provided by the Canadian Forest Service.  It has background information on forest fires in Canada as well as information on the Forest Fire Weather Index System and Behavior Prediction System.  It offers photos, information on special projects and may be accessed in either English or French.
http://www.nofc.forestry.ca/
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160 Posted by: ERIN VALDES, Tue 9/18/2001 9:44 AM
While searching the web for volcanic activity in Italy, I came across this site which I thought was interesting.  It concerns a study which was done by the University of Virginia on the Pompeii Forum in Italy.  The study investigates the seismic and volcanic activity at this historic city as well as looking at the effects from a structural and archaelogical angle.
Ancient Reconstruction of the Pompeii Forum
An Investigation of Seismic and Volcanic Structural Response
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161 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Wed 9/12/2001 7:24 PM
http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/
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161 Posted by: Scott Banas, Wed 7/4/2001 10:26 AM
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/welcome.html
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162 Posted by: , Wed 7/4/2001 10:26 AM
This site is dedicated to understanding different elements that make up a hurricane and what causes them to die out.
Hurricane Dynamics
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163 Posted by: Kelly Wilbur , Thu 9/13/2001 3:44 PM
Here is a link to the National Geophysical Data Center.  This web page has lots of information on practically every type of natural disaster and has links to other information-filled pages on each type of disaster.  The "Natural Hazards" link goes to where you can find information on Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, and more. 
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ngdc.html
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164 Posted by: Diego Padron, Fri 9/14/2001 10:55 AM
This website is an assortment of links that informs the consumer abour how and why they occur.  It includes lectures on the subject matter and some information about mitigation.
About Earthquakes
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165 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Fri 9/14/2001 11:04 PM
This is about one of the most active volcanoes of the whole world. It shows its geography, geology, and activity.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~boris/ETNA.html
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166 Posted by: mark kerpen,  Sat 9/15/2001 3:51 AM
this article i am sending you is about how the lava "channels" its way out of the volcanoe and how it travels. I think that this article helped me realize a little better how lava travels, and how it is such a strong part of nature. 
Channels 
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167 Posted by: Kelly Wilbur, Tue 9/18/2001 3:12 PM
his site is very informative about the Hawaiian Islands' volcanoes.  Explainations about formation and geography, and which of the volcanoes are currently active or not.  All this information comes from the University of Hawaii and the Hawaii volcano observation buildings.
http://imina.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/HCV/
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168 Posted by: David Labrie, Tue 9/18/2001 7:22 PM
 This is a web site about natural disasters that have happend all over the world. It pretains to all types of disasters. Ex blizzards, volcanoes, and storms. The site lists the events and then gives you a brief summary about it. The site has a great picture gallery. 
Satellite Resources
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169 Posted by: David Labrie, Tue 9/18/2001 7:22 PM
Focouses on the forces of nature and thier impacts. The site has current events, interviews, the worst disasters,quizzes, and goes into depth about each disaster or force of destruction.
Forces of Natuer home page.
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170 Posted by: David Labrie, Tue 9/18/2001 7:25 PM
Focouses on the forces of nature and thier impacts. The site has current events, interviews, the worst disasters,quizzes, and goes into depth about each disaster or force of destruction.
Forces of Natuer home page.
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172 Posted by: Dan Lamas, Wed 9/19/2001 11:30 AM
  I think the name of this web site speaks for itself...  It has great pictures, locations of different volcanoes, links to other sites about volcanoes, and loaded with any information pertinent to volcanoes.  I believe that this could be a very useful site for anyone who would care to learn anything and everything about volcanoes.
http://www.volcanoes.com/
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173 Posted by: Dan Lamas, Wed 9/19/2001 11:30 AM
This web site is solely devoted to plate tectonics.  This is relevant for the class since everything we are currently learning about is a result of plate tectonics.  Earth quakes and volcanoes are both direct results of plate tectonics and this web site is loaded with information, pictures, and helpful stories giving anyone visiting the site extra insight about plate tectonics.
Plate Tectonics
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174 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Thu 9/20/2001 1:44 AM
This site is about the caldera volcano under Yellowstone Park. It explains what is a caldera volcano.
Yellowstone Caldera, Wyoming 
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175 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Thu 9/20/2001 1:44 AM
This site provides information about landslides,and all the related events that can cause them. It is very helpful because it orientates the society on how to react in cases like that.
http://landslides.usgs.gov/html_files/nlicsun.html
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176 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Thu 9/20/2001 2:30 AM
Tunguska impact. A strange meteorite explosion that did not strike the ground or make a crater, but caused devastations of large forest areas..
http://www.psi.edu/projects/siberia/siberia.html
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177 Posted by: Diego Padron, Wed 9/19/2001 11:30 AM
This website includes links to many other websites which have information on the mitigation of earthquakes.  Some links include FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), The Weather Channel, and different weather centers.
FAQ : HURRICANES, TYPHOONS, AND TROPICAL CYCLONES 
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178 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Thu 9/20/2001 1:18 PM
A brief story on Tsunamis, their physics,warning systems, effects and vulnerable zones for occurrence. 
http://www.bonus.com/contour/tsunami/http@@/observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/tsunami/tsun_bay.html
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179 Posted by: Kelly Wilbur, Thu 9/20/2001 3:05 PM
This is a link to a theory about predicting earthquakes using electrical signals recorded on ground surface.  Very interesting theory and information on earthquake prediction. 
Earthquake prediction based on electrical signals recorded on ground surface
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180 Posted by: David Labrie, Thu 9/20/2001 5:41 PM
This page talks about the major earthquakes in San Fransisco and the San Andreas Fault. It also explains the richter scale of magnitude and tsunamis. There are many additional links such as sea floor spreading, plate tectonics, continental drift, magnetic clues, and the plates in motion.
When the Earth Moves: Seafloor Spreading and Plate Tectonics
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181 Posted by: Diego Padron, Thu 9/20/2001 6:10 PM
This site has an up to date list of the most recent earthquakes in Europe for the last thirty days.
Recent Earthquakes Reported by BGS
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182 Posted by: Fernando, Thu 9/20/2001 6:34 PM
This site is dedicated to understanding different elements that make up a hurricane and what causes them to die out.
Hurricane Dynamics 
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183 Posted by: Fernando, Thu 9/20/2001 6:34 PM
This site describes what factors in an earthquake cause it to be more deadly and also has case studies of various earthquakes and explains where they happened type of soil that is found at the site and other info.ys.
Earthquakes
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184 Posted by: , Thu 9/20/2001 10:04 PM
This site discusses global warming, what causes it and what the possible impacts are.
Global Warming
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185 Posted by: LISA MARIE KHAN, Thu 9/20/2001 11:06 PM
this website on faults and earthquakes i enjoyed viewing because it discusses fault structures, seismology, seismic waves, seismic gaps and many more. i really enjoyed this website also because these topics that were introduced by the professor it reintroduces what was taught to us before and i liked the fact that it has diagrams that make it easier to understand.
Faults and Earthquakes
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186 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PM
This article gives incitfeul information about the earthquake in kobe, and also includes a map too.
Preliminary Map of Peak Horizontal Ground Acceleration for the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of January 17, 1995, Japan
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187 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PM
This article tells about numerous volcanoes that have erupted in the past, it also shows pictures and has some charts. 
Great Eruptions in Earth History
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188 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PM
This article is about the terrible eruption of mt st helen in 1980. 
Eruption Summary - May 18, 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens 
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189 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PM
This article gives lots of information about plate techtonichs and also has some charts and illustrations. 
Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes
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190 Posted by: Michael Simm, Mon 9/24/2001 1:45 PM
This site explains plate tectonics and how they are linked with eathquakes. The site is also interesting because you can research different facts and satistics about earthquakes and more. For example, the top ten spots
earthquakes occur
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics 
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191 Posted by: Kim Borro, Mon 9/24/2001 6:05 PM
This site contains information on the effects radiation has on health, how to prepare for a radiation disaster, current research projects that are being conducted in regard to radiation, organizations that deal with radiation, and links about survivors of radiation. 
Ionizing Radiation Health Effects Forum 
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192 Posted by: Lisa Khan, Tue 9/25/2001 11:35 AM
i wanted to know more about meteorites so after i looked at this website i figured that others who are also interested in knowing a bit more about meteorites will probably finding it as interesting as i did. It gives stats on meteorites, different types and pics to go with them. With this website there is also many different links also
Meteors, Meteorites and Impacts
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193 Posted by: Lisa Khan, Wed 9/26/2001 11:47 PM
When I found this website on the ozone i thought it was very interesting because it discuss the ozone layer in detail but in a way that is understandable . It also has other links which are very useful such as a link introducing you to the ultra violet family.
Earth's sunscreen - the ozone layer
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194 Posted by: Lisa Khan, Wed 9/26/2001 11:47 PM
This site has an up to date list of the most recent earthquakes in Europe for the last thirty days.
General information about Alaskan volcanoes. 
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195 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PMWebsite is on the milky way and it provides pics from all different angles of the milky way. It also has links to other websites that discuss the milky way.
The Milky Way Galaxy
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196 Posted by:Natalie Diaz, Tue 9/25/2001 4:32 PM
This site talks about the Bonneville landslide, one of the most famous and the most studied landslides in this region. 
A New Look at an Old Landslide
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197 Posted by: Natalie Diaz, Tue 9/25/2001 4:32 PM
This site contains pictures of the Gand Ditch and Poudre Pass Mosiac in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and how it has been damaged and shaped by massive landslides.
Landslides
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198 Posted by: Louis Aguila, Tue 9/25/2001 5:18 PM
this site has actual pictures from an Air Force "Hurricane Hunter"
 http://members.aol.com/hotelq/
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199 Posted by: Louis Aguila, Tue 9/25/2001 5:23 PM
This is a site from a group of people that were part of a Hurricane Andrew Relief Organization.
Sandy and the Hurricane Andrew Relief Effort
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200 Posted by: Louis Aguila Tue 9/25/2001 5:27 PM
This site has current advisories, bulletins, strike probabilities, storm positions, and animated storm movement plots on hurricanes. It is very informative.
Hurricane & Storm Tracking for the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans 
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201 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Tue 9/25/2001 11:25 PMThis is a site about desertification that explains the different types and causes of it. Also, shows the desertification monitoring of the Sahara desert.
The Nature and Causes of Land Degradation and Desertification
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202 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Wed 9/26/2001 11:23 AM
This page explains how volcanic activity is related to the location where gold and other minerals are found. As different ph waters are forced up hydrothermal veins inside a volcano, they dissolve different kinds of metals carrying them further up to be deposited. 
Epithermal gold deposits, geothermalsystems and volcanoes
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203 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Wed 9/26/2001 11:23 AM
The site describes how calderas could reform if enough gases accumulate inside the magma. It shows a step-by-step diagram of such event plus some examples of calderas. 
Resurgent Calderas and the Valles Caldera
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204 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Wed 9/26/2001 11:23 AM
The site explains the difference between systems associated with water circulation in and outside the ground. It focus on Yellowstone National Park since this one contains all 4 thermal features (gysers, hot springs, fumaroles and mudpots). 
Yellowstone's Geysers
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205 Posted by: Mark Kerpen, Thu 9/27/2001 2:10 AM
This article on volcanic landslides is extremely interesting. It really gives you a complete overview of this topic and the best part is that it explains it so clearly.  Everyone would get a better understanding of volcanic landslides after seeing this particular aticle.
Volcanic Landslides
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206 Posted by: Mark Kerpen, Thu 9/27/2001 2:10 AM
This article is about the relationship of volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate-tectonics.  It tells about how plate-tectonics has a main cause in the actions of these natural disasters. 
What is the relationship between volcanoes, earthquakes, and plate-tectonics? 
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207 Posted by: Diego Padron, Thu 9/27/2001 10:54 AM
This site contains comparison between the earth and mars.  The site gives interesting discoveries of Volcano like occurences on mars.  It has a series of picture slides that show different examples of volcanic landforms.
Volcanoes on Mars
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208 Posted by: Diego Padron, Thu 9/27/2001 10:54 AM
An informative view and landslides that have occured in Canada in the form of avalanches.  The site tells of the different forms of landslides that have occured in Canada such as avalanches, underwater landslides, rock avalanches and other catastrophic life taking hazards.
Landslides and snow avalanches in Canada
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209 Posted by: Fernando Hernandez, Thu 9/27/2001 12:12 PM
On this site a company specializes in sinkholes, detecting them and etc..
Sinkhole Investigations
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210 Posted by: Fernando Hernandez, Thu 9/27/2001 12:12 PM
This site has the latest information on Mount Etna.
Italy's Volcanoes
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211 Posted by: Wilbur, Kelly Ann, Thu 9/27/2001 1:07 PM
This webpage has a ton of links to very informative webpages on Volcanoes.  It is easy to browse and the information is very interesting..
Volcanology 1999/00 
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212 Posted by: Wilbur, Kelly Ann, Thu 9/27/2001 1:07 PM
This site has an up to date list of the most recent earthquakes in Europe for the last thirty days.
 http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics/seismicity/seismicity.html
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213 Posted by: Luis Bay, Thu 9/27/2001 9:09 PM
This is an advance planning, and quick response tips for surviving a tornado, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 
TORNADO SAFETY TIPS BROCHURE
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214 Posted by: Luis Bay, Thu 9/27/2001 9:09 PM
This is a guide to the basics of avalanche awareness and safety. Could help futuer vacationers in the class when in snow areas.
Avalanche Awareness
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215 Posted by: Natalie Diaz, Thu 9/27/2001 10:48 PM
This is the national geographic site which contains very interesting information on asteroids.
Asteroids
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216 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Wed 10/3/2001 8:22 PM
The page explains the effects sea level rise could have on the coast line of some developing countries. The study was done over 5 years, but extrapolates the results to a more extensive period of time. It also discusses different points of view on whether we should protect the beaches or not.
Rising Seas Threaten Cities, Erode Beaches and Drown Wetlands in Key Developing Countries
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217 Posted by: Gia Ghiggeri, Thu 10/4/2001 11:25 PM
This is a website designed to update you on what has been happening with forest fires and how they are sweeping across the western paret of the states. It also includs info on fire management, fire tracking and additional links and resourses
Forest Fires
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218 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Fri 10/5/2001 1:39 AM
this website gives information about landslides that have occured in japan.
LANDSLIDES IN JAPAN
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219 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PM
This website give hazard mitigation information about tsunamis
Tsunami hazard mitigation and information 
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220 Posted by: Natalie Diaz, Fri 10/5/2001 6:05 PM
Go to the asteroid and comet link and you can find all sorts of information on asteroids and comets.  It has where asteroids have hit and where they're going to hit, FAQ's, images, etc..... 
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory The University of Arizona 
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221 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Thu 9/20/2001 11:37 PM
This is a cute little site about the two kinds of nuclear reactors in the United States; it has a moving diagram of each type.
Nuclear Reactors
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222 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Mon 10/8/2001 9:19 PM
Here's an excelent site to learn more about lightning. It goes into detail about how they are formed, including the water cycle. It also explains different types of strikes, the dangers involved, and what to do during thunderstorms.
How Lightning Works
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223 Posted by: Kelly Wilbur, Tue 10/9/2001 5:18 PM
This is the national geographic site which contains very interesting information on asteroids.
The FLASH FLOOD LABORATORY
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224 Posted by: Jennifer Carol Finch, Mon 10/1/2001 3:35 AM
It's amazing to see how massive hurricanes are in these images.
Images of Recent Natural Disasters from the Remote Sensing Lab
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225 Posted by: Jennifer Carol Finch, Mon 10/1/2001 3:35 AM
Information on Typhoon Danas given on this website illustrates the different kind of damage that can be done in different geographical areas.  In Miami we have hurricanes that do a lot of damage, but we do not have to deal with things like the landslides and massive flooding that occurred in this particular typhoon.
Climate-Watch, September 2001 
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226 Posted by: Jennifer Carol Finch, Mon 10/1/2001 3:35 AM
Reuters reported that the floods affecting the Sichuan Province for the past week have now resulted an a estimated 27 deaths and 50,000 houses destroyed. Damages are currently estimated at $300 million USD. It seems amazing to me that 50,000 houses were destroyed and only 27 people died! 
 http://www.cip.ogp.noaa.gov/2001_arc.html
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227 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes , Tue 9/18/2001 9:44 AM
While searching the web for volcanic activity in Italy, I came across this site which I thought was interesting.  It concerns a study which was done by the University of Virginia on the Pompeii Forum in Italy.  The study investigates the seismic and volcanic activity at this historic city as well as looking at the effects from a structural and archaelogical angle.
 Ancient Reconstruction of the Pompeii Forum    http://urban.arch.virginia.edu/struct/pompeii/
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228 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Tue 9/25/2001 10:39 PM
This site discusses drumlins and subglacier meltwater floods.  It explains the theory of and discusses the origin of drumlins.  It also gives examples of some of the areas to be affected by the propsed catastrophic floods..
Drumlins and subglacial meltwater floods
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229 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Tue 10/16/2001 6:42 PM
The site discusses Santorini, an active volcano on the S. Aegean volcanic arc.  It discusses the geographic setting, tectonics, geology, eruptive history, as well as other topics.  It includes some photos and diagrams as well.
Santorini Decade Volcano, Greece
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230 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Fri 11/2/2001 11:43 PM
I found this to be an informative site on avalanches.  It is a "tutorial" of sorts.  It provides information, characteristics, hazards, frequently asked  questions, etc about avalanches.  It also offers opportunities throughout the site, to visit other avalanche sites.  If one does not really know much about avalanches, this is a great place to start.
..Avalanche Awareness...
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231 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Sat 11/3/2001 12:12 AM
This site is about the Tao/Triton Array, designed to study year to year climate variation of El Nino.  It is a very complete site offering technical
information, field information operations, numerous graphics and virtual tours.
 http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tao/index.shtml
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232 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Sat 11/3/2001 12:42 AM
This site discuses Hawaiian volcanism and its impact on the environment.  It also has a nice "slide show" of approximately 19 slides, most of which depict lava flows at different locations in Hawaii.
Hawaii Volcanism: Impact on the Environment
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233 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Tue 10/16/2001 6:42 PM
It discusses methane hydrate occurence in two geological settings - marine settings and permafrost regions.
It gives background on the topic and discusses hazards which may convert an offshore hydrate bearing sediment into a gassy water-rich fluid which may trigger sea floor subsidence or landslides. It discusses legislation introduced into Congress for funding of a Research and Development Project on Methane Hydrates.
RS20050: Methane Hydrates: Energy Prospect or Natural Hazard? 
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234 Posted by: Erin C. Valdes, Sun 11/4/2001 11:26 AM
This is the Permafrost website of the Geological Survey of Canada.  It is a very complete website which discusses numerous research activities, some of which include permafrost mapping, monitoring and modeling, permafrost and climate change, geophysics, landslides and slope stability.  In each section there are photographs which illustrate the topics being discussed.  There is also a section on the website which discusses National Activities and Programs on Permafrost.
P E R M A F R O S T at the Geological Survey of Canada 
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235 Posted by: Leeann, Thu 10/11/2001 12:15 AM

A Virtual Field Trip of the Slumgullion Earth Flow, Hinsdale County, Colorado 
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236 Posted by: borro, kimberly, Thu 10/11/2001 8:16 PM
this site has information on what you should do before, during, and after a tsunami, and information on checking for hazards in you home after the disaster.
FACT SHEET: TSUNAMIS
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237 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Fri 10/12/2001 2:07 AM
The ozone layer. This site is intended to provide general information about the science of ozone depletion. View an animation of the 1995 hole, read why it occurs over the South Pole, and consider the many ways to measure the hole.
The Science of Ozone Depletion
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238 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Fri 10/12/2001 2:27 AM
This site is about hurricane seasons in Miami. What is a hurricane and what are the five different classes?
Hurricanes can be dangerous killers. Planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage.
hurricane seasons in Miami
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239 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Fri 10/12/2001 2:56 AM

 http://www.usgs.gov/themes/flood.html
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240 Posted by: David Labrie, Mon 10/15/2001 2:34 PM

Anaheim Hills Landslide 
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241 Posted by: Gia Ghiggeri, Mon 10/15/2001 5:47 PM
This is a website that has info on tsunamis and some info on earthquakes, also. It also includes a message board to report earthquakes, definitions and links to other refrences. 
WEST COAST & ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER
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242 Posted by: Luis Bay, Thu 10/18/2001 1:08 PM
This is a good site about Hurricane Fran  - summary and satellite images of the storm which slammed into North Carolina's southern coast on September 5, 1996. Great pictures.
North Carolina Hit By Frantastic Storm!
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243 Posted by: Gia Ghiggeri, Mon 10/15/2001 5:47 PM
This site is an in depth Bibliography on El Niño and the Flooding that it triggers, very informative.
 http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/lib/elninobib/enso-floods/
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244 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Mon 10/15/2001 5:47 PM
Not all hurricanes that hit southeast US form over the Atlantic ocean, some high intensity ones develop very close to land in the Gulf of Mexico. This site explains the reasons why this happens and how its benefitial to know about gulf stream waters. (Links to related sites are also included).
Scientists Discover Gulf Currents that Spawn Killer Hurricanes
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245 Posted by: Kim Borro, Sat 10/20/2001 10:09 PM
This site contains imfomation from the CDC on how to protect your health during and after a flood. 
Flood A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety 
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246 Posted by: Gia Ghiggeri, Sun 10/21/2001 3:04 AM
This website is working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. It also includes links to the climate action network around the world and what yoiu can do to help.
Climate Action Network (CAN) Web Site 
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247 Posted by: Natalie Diaz, Sun 10/21/2001 10:07 PM
This is a great site concerning lightning.  It provides detailed information about lightning: basic facts, lightning safety, and some cool photos, etc. 
WEST VIRGINIA LIGHTNING
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248 Posted by: Natalie Diaz, Sun 10/21/2001 10:33 PM
This is a great site on tornadoes.  It defines them, gives you history and facts about them, and has news and publications of tornadoes of the past. 
 http://www2.webmagic.com/tornadoes.com/
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249 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Mon 10/22/2001 12:44 AM
This site is about storms, storm surge, and hurricanes. How to be prepared in these cases to save lives, mitigate property loss, and improve economic efficiency by issuing watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather. 
Active Tropical Systems 
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250 Posted by: Kim Borro, Mon 10/22/2001 6:42 PM
This site contains information about desertification including what desertification is and how it's monitored.
Remote Monitoring in the Arid Southwest
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251 Posted by: Fernando Hernandezi, Tue 10/23/2001 12:49 PM
This site describes the different types of floods that affect Virginia.
VIRGINIA FLOODS
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252 Posted by: mark kerpen , Thu 10/25/2001 12:18 AM
this wonderful article is about ateroids and gives a great overview of the 
solar system and how the process of asteroids created earth.  this article 
also has great links that also have useful info.
 http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~asphaug/core.html
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253 Posted by: Luis Bay, Thu 10/25/2001 12:30 PM
this website about thunderstroms and lightning contains good information, learn and recognize the danger signs and plan ahead with tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
FACT SHEET: THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
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254 Posted by: Michael Cohen, Mon 10/29/2001 1:02 PM
this website gives information about tsunami procedure as well as other tsunami information in san fransisco bay area
EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI INFORMATION
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255 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Tue 10/30/2001 5:42 PM
The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC)has the mission of improving nuclear power reactor safety worldwide. 
The International Nuclear Safety Center (INSC), 
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256 Posted by: Dayana Vidal, Tue 10/30/2001 5:54 PM
Kobe Earthquake Effects. This site has great pictures that can help us understand the consequences of an earthquake.
Earthquake Effects
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257 Posted by: Arencibia, Dania, Thu 11/1/2001 9:38 AM
The site describes throughly the occurrence of tornadoes. The physic involved 
in this phenomena, common location for tornadoes development, safety measures, 
and even links to another natural hazards (lighting). Several photos are also 
included.
tornadoes...Nature's Most Violent Storms
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258 Posted by: Jamie Canaves, Thu 11/1/2001 12:36 PM
National Geographic takes you into the world of lightning by showing you facts and peoples stories. Also has a quiz at the end to take.s.
 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lightning/
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259 Posted by: David Labrie , Sun 11/4/2001 10:06 PM
Lightning's Hand
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260 Posted by: David Labrie, Sun 11/4/2001 10:16 PM
This web site explianes tornadoes by science. It also shows statistics.
Tornadoes 
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261 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Thu 1/17/2002 10:00 PM
This is a volcano page from Michigan's Technological University.  It includes explanation of volcanoes and gives several links to other informative volcano sites.
 http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/
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http://aolsvc.pbs.aol.com/researchandlearn/wnet/savageearth/tsunami/index.html
262 Posted by: Jane Brito, Fri 1/18/2002 9:43 AM
This page explains the origins and how tsunamis develop. How did this disaster get its name. Examples of different tsunamis that have occurred over the years.
 http://aolsvc.pbs.aol.com/researchandlearn/wnet/savageearth/tsunami/index.html
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263 Posted by: Ismary Musa, Sat 1/19/2002 3:00 PM
NEAT is a celestial observatory developed by Jet Propulsion Laboratory and funded by NASA to study asteroids and comets.  View their findings here, including the latest near earth asteriod (Asteroid YB5) that that their own survey team discovered December 26, 2001, and happened on January 7, 2002.  Good links.
NEAR-EARTH ASTEROID TRACKING
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264 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Basto,s Mon 1/21/2002 6:58 PM
This website is done by an australian volcanologist and has a detailed description of the major volacnoes in the world, along with some interesting pictures (including smoke rings of mt. Etna), dates of eruption and reports on the latest eruptions.  Although the site is very interesting, I thought it would be nice to look at the Nyiragongo volcano, which went into eruption last Thrusday and ended today, and had an eveacuation of over 500, 000 people..
Volcano Live: Nyiragongo Volcano 
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265 Posted by: cuartas jaime e., Thu 1/24/2002 11:13 AM
Here is a site that explains plate boundaries using a straightforward approach. The use of simple animation adds a visual component that provides nice insight into the patterns of movement involved in plate tectonics. In conjunction with some interesting photos the site displays a barrage of information.
How Earthquakes Work
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266 Posted by: Raymond Sardina, Sun 2/10/2002 6:31 PM
This site seemed ideal to introduce children to some of the facts about earthquakes.  It is informative and set up in a fashion that children could absorb.  This site seems like a very good site for an earth science teacher to use in class when working with grade school students.
Cool Earthquake Facts
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267 Posted by: Shannon Nunez, Fri 2/1/2002 10:50 AM
Michigan Tech's Volcanoe page aims to provide information about volcanoes to the public and to compliment other informational sites on the web.
 http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/
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268 Posted by: Jaime Cuartas, Fri 2/1/2002 2:08 PM
Here is a site dedicated to landslides or as they call it tectonic land failures. The site is very informative especially of the lesser-known causes of landslides including climatic change and human induced slides. Of particular interest is the part of mitigation as few sites address this area.
Mass Movement: Causes and Consequences      http://www.aber.ac.uk/iges/cti-g/hazards2000/massmovement/index.html
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269 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sun 2/3/2002 6:55 PM
This is a link that contains many natural disasters articles that focus on human interferance and consequences.
Natural Disasters : Articles 
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270 Posted by: Shannon Nunez, Mon 2/4/2002 1:26 PM
The Flash Flood Laboratory at Colorado State University is a problem-focused, multi-disciplinary center providing applied research, education and a communication forum to reduce the future impact of flash flood disasters.
FLASH FLOOD LABORATORY
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271 Posted by: Shannon Nunez, Mon 2/4/2002 1:26 PM
The Flood Hazard Research Center (FHRC) at Middlesex University, UK specializes in the interaction between people and the environment.
The Flood Hazard Research Centre at Middlesex University 
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272 Posted by: Shannon Nunez, Thu 2/7/2002 9:54 AM
National Landslide Hazards Mitigation Strategy 
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273 Posted by: Cuartas Jaime E., Sat 2/9/2002 11:49 AM
This is a site dedicated to tsunamis run by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center it is loaded with interactive maps, and nice graphic supplements. The scope of the site is global, it includes case studies, mitigation techniques and much more.
Tsunami Mitigation
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274 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sun 2/10/2002 12:07 PM
Pacific Tsunami Museum Archives.  This site contains several pictures of tsunamis and the damages caused by them.  Realy interesting to actually see the damage.
Tsunami Photographs    http://www.cira.colostate.edu/fflab/default.htm
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275 Posted by: Raymond Sardiña, Sun 2/10/2002 6:31 PM
It is not easy to sort through the most catastrophic disasters without having done a lot of research.  This site uses data to make an informative conclusion of the top 100 destructive disasters. 
The Most Deadly 100 Natural Disasters of the 20TH Century
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276 Posted by: Raymond Sardiña, Sun 2/10/2002 6:31 PM
I truly appreciated the information on this site.  It is not easy to sort through the most catastrophic disasters without having done a lot of research.  This site uses data to make an informative conclusion of the top 100 destructive disasters.
Earthquakes with 1000 or More Deaths 
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277 Posted by: Raymond Sardiña, Sun 2/10/2002 6:31 PM
This is an excellent site that discusses storm forecasting and also includes Severe Local Storm Statistics including a listing of tornadoes from 1950-1994 and then updates through the last month. 
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) 
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278 Posted by: Raymond Sardiña, Sun 2/10/2002 6:31 PM
This is an interesting site that plays on a hypothetical asteroid impact off the coast of Manhattan. The site helps shed some light on the power of such interstellar collisions by graphically simulating the impact of a Shoemaker-Levy 9 size asteroid. An impact of this magnitude can be expected to occur on Earth about once every 300,000 years and is just at the "global catastrophe threshold".
The Impact of an Asteroid off the New York Coast
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279 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sat 4/6/2002 3:21 PM
This website is from   the Univeristy of North Dakota and contains many interesting facts about volcanoes, and since this is a truthworthy site, I thought it would be interesting for everyone to take a look.
Interesting facts on volcanoes 
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280 Posted by: Cuartas Jaime E., Thu 4/4/2002 2:30 PM
This site dealing with the anthropogenic processes of acid rain is well organized and informative. Put together by our friends to the north, the Canadians it has a tremendous amount of relevance to our hemisphere and the world. It gives the viewer a rundown on the causes of this destructive force, providing integrated graphics and supplementary material. Overall a decent site for the uninitiated.
 http://www.ec.gc.ca/acidrain/acidfact.html
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281 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sat 3/23/2002 12:04 PM
This site contains information on the Amazonia preservation, with statistics and may links on how they have been destroying it.
Brazil- Amazonia Role Play Web Sites
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282 Posted by: Shannon Nunez, Fri 3/22/2002 11:30 AM
I truly appreciated the information on this site.  It is not easy to sort through the most catastrophic disasters without having done a lot of research.  This site uses data to make an informative conclusion of the top 100 destructive disasters.  Great site.
Natural Hazards Center
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283 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sun 3/17/2002 9:52 PM 
This site gives a close look at Global Warming: causes and consequences, what has been done about it and links to reports and articles about the topic.
A Closer Look at Global Warming 
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284 Posted by: Cuartas Jaime E., Sun 3/17/2002 9:52 PM 
This site (On the Line) involving decertification begins by taking a look at the factors such as climate and landscape that make the deserts distinctive. It takes into account the geography of deserts and where in the world they are found. Other sections explore the plant and animal life that can be found in the deserts, as well as some of the important conservation issues which we are facing in connection with this type of environment. Some pluses include the ease of navigation of the site and the amount of information condensed into such a clear and concise package.
http://www.ontheline.org.uk/explore/nature/deserts/deserts.htm
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285 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sat 3/9/2002 3:35 PM
This website contains some interesting information on lighting, including some factoids.  The website also has some links to other interesting lightning websites.
LIGHTNING
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286 Posted by: Cuartas Jaime E., Tue 3/5/2002 10:24 AM
This site gives a close look at Global Warming: causes and consequences, what has been done about it and links to reports and articles about the topic.
Florida Media Communications
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287 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sun 3/3/2002 12:28 PM
This site gives a close look at Global Warming: causes and consequences, what has been done about it and links to reports and articles about the topic.
Fire in the Amazon
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288 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sat 2/23/2002 6:17 PM 
These are sme common myths about hurricanes, and prove to be useful for those of us living here in South Florida!
Hurrincane, Myth and Folklore
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289 Posted by: Shannon Nunez, Tue 2/19/2002 2:43 PM
I found an interesting website on Tsunamis.  It is the University of Southern Carolina's Tsunami Research Group.
 http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/
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290 Posted by: Bernardo Lessa-Bastos, Sun 3/17/2002 9:52 PM 
These are Space Missions to Asteroids provided by the European Space Agency.  The site has pictures and details of the asteroids, and the discoveries made during each mission.  In addition to that, the page contains information on 'famous' asteroids.
Space missions to asteroids Discoveries
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291 Posted by: Fiorella Quintana, Thu 5/16/2002 11:45 PM

The Hit of the Century
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292 Posted by: Lisa M. Figaro, Wed 5/15/2002 2:17 PM

Climate
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293 Posted by: Latidra McFarlane, Wed 5/15/2002 2:01 PM
This site explores the dynamics of plate boundaries.
types of plate boundaries     http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/understanding.html
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294 Posted by: Mark Leslie Woods, Tue 5/14/2002 10:38 PM

 http://www.terremoto.gob.sv/Fotografias.htm
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295 Posted by: Vanessa Morelli, Wed 5/22/2002 12:58 PM
this is nasa's web site and has very interesting information on natural disasters.
Natural Hazards
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296 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Thu 5/23/2002 8:40 AM
I found useful FEMA's  disaster prepardness section. This prtion of the site had information on how to prepare and endure various natrual disasters. 
http://www.fema.gov/pte/prep.htm
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297 Posted by: SWEENEY, JENNIFER ANNE, Wed 5/29/2002 12:50 PM
 This site contains an easily understood and broad range of  information on earthquakes.  Basically, everything the layman wants to know about Earthquakes.
Global Volcanism Program
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298 Posted by: Vanessa Morelli, Wed 5/29/2002 12:50 PM
I consider this website very interesting at this point of the course because it deals with the statistics of recent earthquakes throughout the world.
DAMAGE STATISTICS FOR RECENT EARTHQUAKES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
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299 Posted by: Latidra McFarlane, Thu 5/30/2002 12:23 PM
This site discusses plate tectonics and Pangea. 
Continents Collide
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300 Posted by: Kristy Nelson, Sun 6/2/2002 6:52 PM
This site discusses plate tectonics and Pangea. 
 Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics 
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301 Posted by: Fiorella Quintana, Wed 6/5/2002 2:39 PM

Acid Rain
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302 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney , Mon 6/17/2002 11:05 AM
This site gives information on how lightning is generated and lightning safety tips for self and for the community.
The Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) 
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303 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney , Sat 6/8/2002 10:13 PM
This site discusses how people in the US are becoming more voulnerable to the risks of natural disasters because of the population trends--placing more property in harms way.
Why the United States Is Becoming More Vulnerable to Natural Disasters 
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304 Posted by: Kristy Nelson, Thu 5/30/2002 12:23 PM

Volcanoes
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305 Posted by: Lisa M. Figaro, Thu 6/6/2002 3:41 PM
This website gives some details on what happened
Preliminary Report Hurricane Andrew, 16 - 28 August, 1992
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306 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Fri 6/14/2002 9:51 AM
This article on global warming discuss the serious disruptive impacts to the environment and our lives and how we can take action to reduce the threat.
global warming
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307 Posted by: Vanessa Morelli, Thu 6/13/2002 11:08 AM
Very interesting web site form the University of Tokyo regarding the research of Earthquakes in Japan. I believe that this is a very interesting web site since it contains recent information on the Earthquake activity in Japan, which is a zone of high earthquake activity. 
Earthquake Research Institute 
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308 Posted by: Fiorella Quintana, Fri 6/14/2002 5:29 PM
It contains very interesting info about acid rain and related topics.
Acid Rain
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309 Posted by: Michael Weber, Mon 6/17/2002 9:09 AM

Volcano Hazards
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310 Posted by: Michael Weber, Mon 6/17/2002 9:10 AM

Disaster Safety
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311 Posted by: Latidra McFarlaner, Fri 6/21/2002 6:58 PM

Floods
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312 Posted by: Latidra McFarlane, Tue 6/25/2002 4:33 PM
This site discuuses the dynamics of sinkholes in Florida. 
Sinkhole type, Development and Distribution in  Florida
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313 Posted by: Mark Leslie Woods, Fri 6/28/2002 8:53 AM
This site is great, with 3-D views of Hurricane Andrew. Gives graphic explanation of storm phenomenon.
Hurricane Andrew Simulation
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314 Posted by: Mark Leslie Woods, Fri 6/28/2002 9:01 AM
This site has eyewitness photos of Hurricane Andrew's destruction. The planes at Tamiami Airport look like toys from a Godzilla movie, no?
Hurricane Andrew
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315 Posted by: Mark Leslie Woods, Fri 6/28/2002 9:01 AM
Truly awesome photos from space
Hurricane Images from Space
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316 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Fri 6/28/2002 5:06 PM
This link is about drinking water and natural disasters.  It discusses alternate water sources, water treatment methods, disinfection tips, and how to store water in the event of a natural disaster.
Emergency Survival Water Storage and Purification
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317 Posted by: Vanessa Morelli, Tue 7/9/2002 11:44 AM
This is a site in which you can find the latest news with respect to natural disaster worldwide. I find it very interesting because you get news regarding a variety of disasters that have ocurred.ce
Disasters News
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317 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/19/2002 1:12 PM
This is the site for the National Inter agency Fire Center located in Boise, Idaho. It provides links to statitics on wild fires for the pasrt few years, new on current wild fires, saftety precautions peoepl should take in the event they are threatened by wild fires, links to information about wild fires, and a link to an effort to coordinate a national plan to reduce wild fires and the risks involved.
National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC)
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318 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Thu 7/18/2002 8:51 AM

The effect of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on children TODAY
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319 Posted by: Mark Leslie Woods, Wed 7/17/2002 9:03 AM
This site is being circulated in Great Britain, where I've been accepted for grad. school. The British seem more concerned about global warming than most Americans, and they believe they are already experiencing problems related to climate change, like flooding, erosion, a summer like this one where it's barely exceeded 70 degrees fahrenheit all June & July!
Plant trees to reduce global warming
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320 Posted by: Latidra Mcfarlane, Mon 7/15/2002 3:32 PM
This site explores the fundamentals of lightning and evening lists safety issues. 
Lightning—The Underrated Killer 
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321 Posted by: Mark Leslie Woods, Tue 7/16/2002 6:22 PM
mi piace la fotografia dei diastri geofisci e vulcanologici . . .
Il Terremoto della Turchia del 12 novembre 1999
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322 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Fri 7/12/2002 8:23 PM
This site takes you on a cyberflight into the eye of a hurricane.
Cyberflight
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323 Posted by: Fiorella Velarde Quintana, Wed 7/10/2002 7:38 PM
above for the Nasa news with an article that is relevant for lightning prediction. Although this article is from 1999, it contains links to many others and have a lot of nice pics of different kind of lightning strokes. In addition, there is a newsletter to whih one can susbribe for free and receive updates on several subjects:
http://science.nasa.gov/news/subscribe.asp
Lightning position in storm may circle strongest updrafts
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324 Posted by: Latidra McFarlane, 7/10/2002 12:50 PM
This site explains all about asteroids,including their classification and other interesting information.
www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/asteroids.html
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325 Posted by: Vanessa , Tue 7/9/2002 12:08 PM
I found a site that has excellent information referent to the floods in California. This is a goverment site which is very nice and educational.
Clalifornia Flood Information
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326 Posted by: Vanessa , Tue 7/9/2002 12:05 PM
I found a site that has excellent information referent to the floods in California. This is a goverment site which is very nice and educational.
Environmental agency in the United Kingdom
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327 Posted by: Vanessa, Tue 7/9/2002 11:44 AM
This is a site in which you can find the latest news with respect to natural disaster worldwide. I find it very interesting because you get news regarding a variety of disasters that have ocurred.
Disaster News Network (DNN) 
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328 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site provides information concerning past and present floods. It contains maps and otehr resources to locate and understand flooding
Dartmourth Flood Observatory
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329 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site provides information on snow avalanches, what usually happends, what usually occurs, what conditions are right for an avalanche, and how to understand warning signs posted and what the warnings mean, and some tips if you are caughtt in an avalanche.
avalanche awareness
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330 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site is prepared by the Geological Survey of Canada, part of the Pacific Geoscience Centre. This site shows what areas are prone to earthquakes in Canada, the plate tectonics involved, and which sites are most active.
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics in Western Canada
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331 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
this page contains information about tsunamis and how portcities are affected. The main goal of this page is to show how costal cities and port towns are affected and how they may be able to prepare or prevent damage by understanding how the tsunami may affect their city.
Introduction to Tsunamis
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332 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site is prepared by the Tokyo Univeristy of Agriculture and Technology. It is an indepth site in understading landslide that have occurred in Japan. It contains information on te topology and geology of Japan, resons why lanslides may occur, investigations and predictionsof landslides, and mitigation of and slides in the country.
LANDSLIDE IN JAPAN
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333 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This page contains information about storm surge associated with hurricanes. It explains a bit on what storm surge is and how contiental shelf slope can affect how much or how little damage may be inflicted upon coastal cities in the event of a storm surge associated with a hurricane
Storm Surge
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334 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This page describes how global warming may be affecting hurricanes, making them ever more destructfu that before, as well as increasignthe frequency  a storm arises.
Global Warming and Hurricanes
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335 Posted by:   Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM
This site covers  the Izmit, Turkey earthquake. It has several diagrams and showing the geographic location, strength and impact of the earthquake.
MAIN SHOCK AND AFTERSHOCK RECORDS OF THE 1999 IZMIT & DUZCE, TURKEY EARTHQUAKES
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336 Posted by: Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM
This UN site speaks about desertification as a world wide problem. This particular link goes to the African region however if you surf the site you can look at the problem as it relates to Asia, North America, the Caribbean and Latin America etc.
Desertification 
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337 Posted by: Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM
This page discussees the phenomena of El Nino and La Nina/El Viejo.
El Niño and La Niña Tracing the Dance of Ocean and Atmosphere
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338 Posted by: Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM
This site addreses the Chernobyl disaster
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
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339 Posted by: Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM
World Nuclear Organization's synopsis of the Chernobyl incident as well as others, along with general info on nuclear energy.
Chernobyl
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340 Posted by: Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM
This site is an entire report of the Chernobyl disaster.
Chernobyl: Ten Years On Radiological and Health Impact 
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341 Posted by: Figaro, Mon 8/12/2002 4:37 PM

flash floods and floods...
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342 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Sat 8/10/2002 5:44 PM
This is the site run by NOAA on droughts. It contains information and links to various sources on droughts. It has information on droughts by state. Information that has been released to the news. Links on how to calculate drought conditions and the amount of precipitation needed to end a drought. Information on drought assessment and hazards assessment, plus information on drought indexes.
NOAA's drought information center
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343 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site is done by how stuff works on the topic of chemical warfare. It illustrates some basics of what chemical warfare is, how it is used, and what agents are commonly known to be used in such attacks.
How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works
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344 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site contains information pertaining to the greenhouse effect. It offers some explanations as to what causes the greenhouse effect, what gases are involved, and what effects the greenhouse effect may have on a global scale. It also offers some insight into myths about global warming and the greenhouse effect.
Greenhouse Effect & Enhanced Greenhouse Effect
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345 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
this site is a site on dust storms. By following the outline link it directs you to other topics on dust storms, such as what causes dust storms, the effects of dust storms, safety precautions to take, a photo gallery of storms, and other links to more information.
Dust Storm Climatology 
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346 Posted by: Desiree Ramirez, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site contains information on blizzards. It provides information on what blizzards are, what makes them dangerous, characteristics of blizzards and how they pose a danger. It gives stats on winter deaths, why hypothermia is, what to do when caught in a storm, how to prepare for such a storm, as well as other facts on winter storms.
Blizzards
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347 Posted by: Michael Weber, Fri 8/9/2002 8:33 PM

Exchanges of Greenhouse Gases, Water Vapor,and Heat at the Earth's Surface
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348 Posted by: Michael Weber, Fri 8/9/2002 8:33 PM

Ozone
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349 Posted by: Figaro, Fri 7/5/2002 4:32 PM
This site gives you links to other great sites regarding desertification.
General Information on Global Desertification
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350 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Fri 8/9/2002 3:33 PM

The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program 
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351 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Fri 8/9/2002 3:33 PM

extraterrestrial origin of life 
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352 Posted by: Jennifer Sweeney, Fri 8/9/2002 3:33 PM

NASA satallite measurements of monthly temperature anomalies.
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353 Posted by: LATIDRA MCFARLANE, Wed 8/7/2002 11:54 PM

 EPA'S GLOBAL WARMING SITE!
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354 Posted by: Vanessa, Wed 8/7/2002 10:35 AM

Lunar and Planetary Institute
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355 Posted by: Vanessa, Wed 8/7/2002 11:54 PM

A Teaching and Public Observatory
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356 Posted by: Vanessa, Wed 8/7/2002 11:54 PM

TUNGUSKA HOME PAGE
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357 Posted by: Vanessa, Wed 8/7/2002 11:54 PM

Pliocene Global Warming
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358 Posted by: Vanessa Morelli, Wed 8/7/2002 11:54 PM

Energy research Centre of the Netherlands 
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359 Posted by: Vanessa Morelli, Wed 8/7/2002 11:54 PM

Improving Oil Production on Native American Lands 
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360 Posted by: Megan Moschell, 2004/05/18 Tue PM 08:43:29 
This article, "Preserving the Everglades in Florida", covers President Bush's efforts to help an environment that has faced conflict.  Preserving the everglades is extremely important to our natural environment in order to ensure quality of life to the species in/surrounding the land.  It is thrilling to see a greedy economy focus on the environment that is in need of  attention.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/everglades/
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361 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez,  Wednesday, May 19, 2004 11:53 PM
The website addresses the fact that Global Warming is happening and how we can address/help by changing our standard of living by converting to energy from renewable sources. It discusses it's environmental impacts, as well as, possible solutions to this man induced phenomena.
http://globalwarming.enviroweb.org/
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362 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Thursday, May 20, 2004 10:59 AM
The article "The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale" is about the categories that have been assigned to hurricanes based on their strength and what this strength produces during and after the initial storm including: storm surges, expected damages, evacuation requirements, information about when escape routes are expected to be flooded and gives examples of well known hurricanes in each category.  I feel this is important because a lot of people do not even realize what different levels of hurricanes are capable of doing or that there are even five different categories/levels based on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale for that matter.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml
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363 Posted by: Maria I. Lopez,  Thursday, May 20, 2004 1:29 PM
Index map of recent earthquakes in Calofornia and Nevada
It is amazing to see a map of both California and Nevada depicting tremors and earthquakes occurring as recent as an hour ago.  They also show us a record of the quakes intensity.
http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/index.html
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364 Posted by: FERNANDEZ, VIVIANA Thursday, May 20, 2004 1:55 PM
This website explains the theory of plate tectonics (the earth is divided into plates) and the three kinds: Divergent (plates move away from each other) Convergent (plates collide) and transform (plates slide past each other).   It also provides examples of each kind of Fault, for example San Andreas Fault is a Transform fault.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html
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365 Posted by: Maria I. Lopez, Thursday, May 20, 2004 2:14 PM
Worlwide earthquake activity in the last seven days. This site gives you a listing of all the earthquakes that have occured within the last week.  When i checked the site this morning there were three quakes reported for today in different parts of the world with intensity of 5.0 or more on the Richter Scale.  You are also able to click on a specific area to get the exact specs.
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/bulletin.html
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366 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez Saturday, May 22, 2004 9:57 AM
This article, titled "Sinkholes," was written by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and describes how sinkholes are caused and detailstheir characteristics.  Sinkholes may be feared by many because of their sometimes-devastating effects, but they are a natural part of our landscape, just as caves and underwater springs are.  They are a constant reminder ofour changing environment. 
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/geologictopics/sinkhole.htm
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367 Posted by: Adisa M. Nickerson ; Sat 5/22/2004 7:07 PM
Scientists are eagerly awaiting the return of a "slow earthquake" that could give them clues to when and where the next major quake will strike Pacific Coast of North America. The recently discovered phenomenon is believed to occur about every 14 months, which would put the next event anytime now, but people are unlikely to feel anything because it will occur 12 to 25 miles below the earth's surface. 
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/020329slowquakes/
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368 Posted by: Wesley Ambros;  Sat 5/22/2004 11:40 PM
Here is a Link to the NOAA website.  This week that just past was hurricane preparedness week.  Since we live in the "Line of Fire" when it comes to hurricanes it pays to know about these storms.  It seems that the forecasters are predicting an above normal season this year. 
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2225.htm
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369 Posted by: Viviana Fernandez; Mon 5/24/2004 6:42 PM
 This web site shows the evidence supporting the theory of plate tectonics.  The continents fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.  Another point of evidence is the fact that similar fossils can be found on different continents suggest that they were once joined. Similar areas have a large amount of seismic, volcanic, and geothermal activity along the same plate boundaries. The Mid Atlantic Ridge and mountain ranges are produced by the movement of the plates. It also explains that the age of the sea floor can be determined by how far it has spread.  Younger rocks are towards the center and the older rocks are farther away (outer).
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/earth/evidence.html
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370 Posted by: Laber, Jill; Mon 5/24/2004 9:34 PM
This Website covers the June 15 and 22, 1999 Mexico Earthquakes.  It also discusses the microzonation plan being implemented for Puebla city due to its proximity to the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.
http://www.nisee.org/mexico/geotech/central_mexico_earthquake.html#INTRODUCTION
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371 Posted by: Maria I. Lopez, Wed 5/19/2004 6:20 PM 
This article gives us some examples of hurricanes and tropical storms that have affected our country since the early 1900's and examples of the damage that both have caused.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/tshstry.shtm
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372 Posted by: Maria I. Lopez, Wed 5/19/2004 10:00 PM
Not only does this article deal with the techniques used in predicting present day volcano eruptions it also brings up another important point.  They have figured out that by having a basic understanding of the prehistoric eruptive record of the volcano can help in predicting future eruptions.
Monitoring active volcanoes: monitoring techniques http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/monitor/techniques.html
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373 Posted by:   Beverly Shwartz; Wed 5/26/2004 11:42 AM
 This article discusses the aid that President Bush has authorized for parts of Nebraska.  Severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes caused damaged to residences and businesses in southeastern Nebraska.
http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=12334
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374 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 5/28/2004 9:16 AM
The article "Above-Normal 2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted" is a little concerning to me especially because I live in a Hurricane prone area.  NOAA has predicted a 50%probablility that this season is going to be an above normal Hurricane Season with a prediction of 12 to 15 tropical storms, with six to eight of them becoming Hurricanes, and two of those four becoming major Hurricanes.  They are urging us (Atlantic Coast) to prepare for an active Hurricane Season.  The NOAA believes this overactive activity, which has been ongoing since 1995 is contributed to an active phase of the Atlantic multi-decadal signal and a continuation of warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures across the tropical Atlantic.  In other parts of the world they are predicting 4 to 5 tropical cyclones, which is actually typical of that area.  May 16-22 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week.  http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2004/may04/noaa04-047.html
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375 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez, 595-44-3319, Fri 5/28/2004 4:39 PM
The article discusses the Kashgar area of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in China which is earthquake prone. Scientist are observing the increase in earthquake activity through geographical data and are predicting an earthquake of magnitude greater then seven. Efforts in setting up an emergency assistance program have been settled. The purpose of the program is to bring awareness and to strengthen disaster mitigation in the region. 
http://www.globalwatch.org/ungp/xinjiang98.htm
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376 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins; Fri 5/28/2004 10:58 PM
The Federal Emergency Management Agency otherwise abbreviated as FEMA is an organization whose mission “…is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.” I’ve selected this particular link of their website because it gives information on all Federally Declared Disasters for the year 2004. You will find Major Disaster Declarations, Emergency Declarations and Fire Management Assistance Declarations.  Within each section are links for articles or further information for each disaster.
 http://www.fema.com/news/disasters.fema?year=2004#diz
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377 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 5/29/2004 12:01 AM
Since our topics for this week deals with Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Landslides, I am submitting this link from the Earth Observatory Natural Hazards site by NASA.  This particular link details of the volcanic eruption of two of the eight volcanoes located on the border between Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda.  On May 25, 2004, Mount Nyamulagira and Mount Nyiragongo erupted. These two volcanoes erupted near the dense tropical forests of the Virunga National Park which is home to endangered mountain gorillas.  For images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite and to see if the endangered mountain gorillas were displaced, click on the link above.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=12157
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378 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 5/29/2004 8:46 PM
This Sierra Club website warns against the proposed transport of nuclear waste by trucks and trains through 43 states (including 100 large cities) and within half a mile of the homes of tens of millions of people.  The Department of Energy predicts that the whole project would require 108,500 shipments over 38 years.  Therefore, a rail accident occurring at some point is not a matter of if but when, since, there are on average 33 rail accidents annually that involve hazardous materials.  These hazardous materials can cause great illness and devastate the environment. 
http://www.sierraclub.org/nuclearwaste/yucca_factsheet.asp 
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379 Posted by: Tania Ortaga; Mon 5/31/2004 3:55 P
http://www.sci-e-research.com/neutron_bomb.html
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380 Posted by: sragowicz, daniel; Wed 6/2/2004 1:35 PM
Great website for information for papers: 
http://www.disasterrelief.org/
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381 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkin, Thu 6/3/2004 1:21 PM
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has an article or posting entitled “Natural and human induced disasters – inflicting a heavy toll”.  This posting talks about how natural and human induced disasters (earthquakes, livestock plagues, war and civil strife, etc.) have increased in harshness and occurrence during recent decades.  The posting goes into further detail with specifics as to types of disasters and the toll they take.
http://www.fao.org/reliefoperations/en/mission/disasters/index.html 
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382 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Thu 6/3/2004 8:54 PM
This article by National Geographic titled “Key to Lightning Deaths: Location, Location, Location” has very interesting statistics.  For example, 73 people die from lightning strikes ever year in Florida, and Florida is the lightning capital of the United States.  On average the United States receives 22 million lightning strikes a year.  The article also contains satellite images that display global distribution of lightning flash density.  It also describes the “30/30” rule, which helps avoid death by lightning.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/05/0522_030522_lightning.html
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383 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez, Thu 6/3/2004 11:01 PM
The web site provides information about the environmental deterioration of the Everglades ecosystem. The world's largest restoration project is underway in hopes of preserving the water resources of the region. This project plan to restore the environmental ecosystem of the Everglades will bring about economic benefits, as well as, the survival of it's endangered species. 
http://www.evergladesplan.org/about/landing_about.cfm 
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384 Posted by: Adisa M. Nickerson; Fri 6/4/2004 5:40 AM
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled parts of northern California and Nevada early Thursday, June 3, 2004. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
http://www.sierrasun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040603/News/106030004
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385 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber; Fri 6/4/2004 10:02 AM
This article "Nighttime Chemistry Affects Ozone Formation" is really interesting.  It is basically about how NOAA scientists found that off the coast of New England that during nighttime processes in the marine boundary layer removes nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the atmosphere.  The scientists found that in their study that nighttime processes take out just as much NOx as daytime processes. 
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2004/apr04/noaa04-033.html
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386 Posted by: Beverly Shwartz, Fri 6/4/2004 11:51 AM
With hurricane season among us, I found this list on FEMA's website.  It helps us to prepare in the event a hurricane should hit us
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/hurricanes.shtm
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387 Posted by: Beverly Shwartz, Fri 6/4/2004 11:51 AM
Global warming has been a hot topic of debate for years now.  Though still not a sure thing, scientists keep finding evidence in the polar regions of its effects on the Earth.  This article by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency highlights some salient points, such as: 1. Satellite data shows that there has been a record amount of loss of regional sea ice. 2. Polar bears’ health seems to be affected by a shortened hunting season due to earlier ice breakup. 3. Warmer temperatures are allowing pest outbreaks previously limited to colder areas.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ImpactsPolarRegions.html#intro
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388  Posted by: Viviana Fernandez, Sat 6/5/2004 7:55 PM
This website talks about the cuses of earthquakes namely the movement of the plates.  Plate tectonics are the cause of earthquakes.  It talks about the three kinds of plate boundaries, divergent, convergent, and transform.  The most violent earthquakes occur along a boundary that has not moved in a long time.  This is due to the fact that as more pressure builds up when the plates finally  move they release a lot of energy causing a major earthquake.
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/plate-tectonics.html
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389 Posted by: Viviana Fernandez, Sat 6/5/2004 7:55 PM; Vanessa Betance;Thu 12/9/2004 11:49 AM
This website is dedicated to process involved in the formation of a volcano.  It also tells how the volcano erupts, the causes, damage and mitigation involved. It also provides links to different historic volcanoes as well as provide entertaining activities for vistitors to the site.
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Home.html
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390 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Sun 6/6/2004 2:38 PM
The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has a link that deals specifically with the survivors of natural disasters.   As we all know, people all over the world are affected by any number of natural disasters, i.e. hurricanes, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and tornadoes, etc. To see a list of psychological problems and what long-lasting affects these problems can lead to….click on the link
http://www.ncptsd.org/facts/disasters/fs_natural_disasters.html
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391 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 6/11/2004 9:40 AM
In the article "Scientists Find a New Way to track Origins of 'Greenhouse' Ozone" is interesting.  It is basically the scientists at the Commerce department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their federal and academic colleagues have developed a new way to diagnose the origins of the major greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.  This study focuses on the troposphere.  This study focuses on how much of the tropospheric 'greenhouse' ozone comes from the strasophere.
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases2004/jun04/noaa04-r154.html
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392 Posted by:  Amberlee Stuber 
The article "Lightning Kills, Play It Safe" is really interesting.  It explains the danger of lightning, statistics, and long term symptoms if struck and actually survive.  This article also includes an overview, the science of lightning, medical, survivor stories, success stories, and photos.
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/
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393 Posted by: Jill Laber, Sat 6/12/2004 10:08 PM
This Website is dedicated to exploring soil liquefaction as related to the 1995 Kobe Earthquake in Japan.  It delves into liquefaction as observed in 4 earthquakes across the world.  Liquefaction causes increased water pressure in the soil, loosening the strength and cohesion of the land, therefore making foundations for buildings, bridges, etc. unstable.  There is a clear and precise explanation as to what liquefaction is and how earthquakes cause increased liquefaction. 
http://www.ce.washington.edu/~liquefaction/html/quakes/kobe/kobe.html
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394 Posted by: Adisa M. Nickerson, Sun 6/13/2004 2:01 AM
I found this article that shows something that is being done to mitigate hurricanes, along with concrete proof that it actually works. Hopefully this will help to remove the skepticism that some have about hurricane mitigation. 
http://www.floridadisaster.org/brm/Mit_Success/ms_protecting_miami.htm
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395 Posted by: Adisa M. Nickerson, Sun 6/13/2004 2:23 AMM
Smokey Bear has been working for over 60 years to remind Americans of the importance of outdoor fire safety and wildfire prevention. With reports of devastating wildfire increasing, Smokey Bear's wildfire prevention message is more vital today than ever before.
http://www.smokeybear.com/
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396 Posted by: Adisa M. Nickerson, Sun 6/13/2004 2:26 AM; Edith Charpentier,
This website deals with Thundertorm and Lightning mitigation. Some thunderstorms can be seen approaching, while others hit without warning. It is important to learn and recognize the danger signs and to plan ahead.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/thunderstorms/thunderf.shtm
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397 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sun 6/13/2004 10:36 AM
This article, titled “Florida Balanced Between Disaster and Catastrophe” and written by Nancy Hopkins, explains the delicate balancing game that Mother Nature plays in Florida.  The article explains that Florida, basically a limestone state, behaves as if it were a freshwater-holding sponge that is floating in an ocean of saltwater.  The amount of freshwater held in the “sponge” is crucial to maintaining a critical balance between the available water supply and the mitigation of flooding.
http://www.miami-dade-online.com/Florida-Flooding.htm
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398 Posted by: Maria Lopez, Mon 6/14/2004 1:01 PM
The article discusses the reasons for not allowing the completion of nuclear reactor in Cienfuegos, Cuba. The site provides information about the legalities, and environmental impacts this reactor may bring. Additional information about the worlds reactors and incidents are provided in this site. 
http://www.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/cubanuke.htm
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399 Posted by: Maria Lopez, Mon 6/14/2004 1:01 PM
This article deals with human induced disasters including destroying forests, damming rivers, filling in wetlands, and destabalizing the climate.
http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/courses/geog100/ENNGodOrMan.htm
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400 Posted by: Maria Lopez, Mon 6/14/2004 1:20 PM
This article explains what storm surge is and how it occurs and where it is prevelant.  Also, on the right side of the page it gives information on what to in case there is an evacuation in your area due to storm surge.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/storm_surge.shtml
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401 Posted by: Maria Lopez, Mon 6/14/2004 1:20 PM
This site gives interesting information on where lightning is more prone to strike and what happens when it does.  It also lists typical disorders that are linked to lightning strikes.
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/essd18jun99_1.htm
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402 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 6/18/2004 10:50 AM
In the article "Flash Floods and Floods" it tells all about flash floods and floods.  It gives examples of real life incidences, preparation and mitigation details,warnings, and how to respond in the occurrence of one.  Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the United States so we should all be prepared.  This will also help with our assignment (7)
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mqt/index.php?page=safety/warm/flood/index
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403 Posted by: Tania Ortega, Fri 6/18/2004 3:48 PM
Even though we don't live in area were there are earthquakes it is good to know what to do in case of one. Here is a link to a website that has  Earthquake information and also links to other websites in case of Hurricanes, Landslides, and Tornonadoes etc. 
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/earthquakes/
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404 Posted by: Jill Laber, Sat 6/19/2004 9:53 AM
This website details landslides as they relate to urbanization and man made causes.  It details the various ways humans have triggered landslides and emphasizes that a large percentage of landslides have been caused by urbanization.
http://www.tubbs.com/ic52/ic52.htm
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405 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez, Sat 6/19/2004 3:31 PM
The web site provides information about the contamination founds in Florida's water supply, where our water source comes from, and the effects of drinking contaminated water. 
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo/fl.htm
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406 Posted by: Beverly Shwartz, Thu 6/24/2004 12:17 PM
This is a public safety awareness campaign regarding summer storms and lightning.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2246.htm
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407 Posted by: Beverly Shwartz, Thu 6/24/2004 12:20 PM
This article pertains to global warming and reports this has been the third warmest spring on record for the US.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2004/s2247.htm
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408 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 6/25/2004 11:13 AM
The article "Hazards - Facts on Hurricanes" is interesting.  Since it is hurricane season and there has been a prediction of above-normal hurricane activity this would be beneficial to everyone.  It has what to do before, during, and after a storm.  It also has mitigation strategies.
 http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/hurricaf.shtm
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409 Posted by:Vivian Gonzalez, Sat 6/26/2004 10:48 AM
This website deals with Thundertorm and Lightning mitigation. Some thunderstorms can be seen approaching, while others hit without warning. It is important to learn and recognize the danger signs and to plan ahead.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/acidrain/2.html
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410 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 6/26/2004 1:30 PM
There is a drought affecting the Western United States that is feared to be the worst in 500 years.  According to scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the affects this drought is having on the Colorado River Basin is worst than during the Dust Bowl years.  It appears that the Western United States has been in a severe drought for the past 10 years, but evidence of how severe the drought is has recently made people take a concerned notice.  Pictures taken from June, 2002 and again on December, 2003 show how the water level of where the Dirty Devil River flows into Lake Powell in Utah is seriously low. 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5239212/
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411 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 6/26/2004 1:30 PM
This website details how the Bush administration is only approving about one of every 2 acres that federal biologists feel is necessary to help potentially endangered species to recover.  The reason the Bush administration gives for only approving about half of the designated acres have all been economic.  The National Wildlife Federation claims that the Bush administration is trying to undermine the Endangered Species Act by not considering the benefits of protecting species from extinction.  To read the benefits and see statistically how many acres have been proposed and actually set aside click on the link below.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5287000/
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412 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 6/26/2004 1:30 PM
This website deals with so much information ranging from Eutrophication, Soil Pollution, The effects of industrial and domestic wastes, Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Layer Depletion, there is also a diagram depiction of the Nitrogen Cycle, and the list continues…If you want to know what else your automobile emits…click on the link above.
http://www.beta-theta.com/Environment.html
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413 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 6/26/2004 2:53 PM
This website contains a wealth of information on salt water intrusion.  Salt water intrusion is a problem that has crept up on South Florida water officials as quietly as the brackish groundwater has moved in from the coast and, like the water, it is leaving an unpleasant taste in their mouths. Continued development in the area has increased demand for water and the strain on the fresh groundwater supplies has opened the gates for salt water intrusion.
http://sflwww.er.usgs.gov/pubsubtopics/saltwtrint.html
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414 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 6/26/2004 4:34 PM
This link gives an interactive display of a tsunami.  You click on the 3 sets of pictures and see how a tsunami forms and its affects.  If you click at on the Earthquake and tsunami science and information link you are redirected to a page containing various links of information on the underground earthquakes that cause tsunamis as well as flooding information. 
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tg/wtsunami/wtsunami.htm
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415 Posted by:  Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 6/26/2004 4:34 PM
This site details the goals of tsunami mitigation as well as links to four topics of interest.
http://www.tsunamicommunity.org/TCmitigation.html
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416 Posted by:  Jill Laber, Sat 6/26/2004 5:57 PM
This webpage is dedicated to the preservation of Florida’s springs.  It talks of threats to Florida’s springs and discusses the impact the government has on sinkholes and increased run-off.  Sewer systems being installed are causing run-off that not only affects residents by increasing chance for flooding, but also sets the perfect setting for sinkhole development.
http://www.floridasprings.org/
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417 Posted by: Tania Ortega, Sun 6/27/2004 3:14 AM
Tsunami Warning Disaster Center, this link gives tips on what to in case a tsunami hits as well as gives links to other disaster sites.
http://www.disastercenter.com/guide/tsunami.html
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418 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 7/2/2004 11:46 AM 
The article "Lightning Kills, Play It Safe" is really interesting.  It explains the danger of lightning, statistics, and long term symptoms if struck and actually survive.  This article also includes an overview, the science of lightning, medical, survivor stories, success stories, and photos.
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/
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419 Posted by:    Vivian Gonzalez, Fri 7/2/2004 4:28 PM
The website talks about the heat in South Florida. It discusses the amount of heat that South Florida is expected to get and when it is most prominent in the year. The National Weather Services issues heat adivsories when the heat index reaches 110 degrees fahrenheit. 
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/newpage/about_heat.html
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420 Posted by:  Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 7/3/2004 7:08 PM
This article “tornadoes… Nature’s Most Violent Storms” was very informative.  It explained how tornadoes are formed and their destructive power.  The article contains many images to help explain its content.   I recommend everyone to bookmark this article because it could be very useful when threatened by a tornado.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/NWSTornado/
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421 Posted by:  Shiniqua Wilkins, Sat 7/3/2004 10:58 AM
The website is called Clear The Air.  This website gives you access to EPA's facts and figures on dirty power.  It also has articles in regards to the Bush Administration on their policy of the Clean Air Act.  The website also discusses Global Warming, Acid Rain, and Mercury (as well as how the Bush’s Administration plans on Mercury fail); New Air Standards, as well as a vast number of other topics.
http://cta.policy.net/?PROACTIVE_ID=cecfcfc8cfc9c9c8c7c5cecfcfcfc5cececbc6c7c7cfccc9c8c5cf
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422 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 7/9/2004 9:35 AM
The article "Tornadoes" is extremely resourceful.  It includes what causes tornadoes, tornado variations, how tornadoes form, shapes and sizes, where they occur, tornado myths, frequency, how to stay informed, environmental clues, and safety.  The article also includes extras about safety in schools and the work place, family disaster plan. interesting facts, and other thunderstorm hazards. 
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/NWSTornado/
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423 Posted by:   Vivian Gonzalez, Fri 7/9/2004 10:48 AM
The website provides information on the importance of coral reefs. It discusses the current situation of the coral reefs and there potential extinction/endanger. There are various articles that talk about the reef issues and restoration projects that currently in progress. 
http://globalcoral.org/imprtnce.html
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424 Posted by: Marsha Walker, Sat 7/10/2004 5:41 PM
This website is about EPICA which is the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica. There intent is to study ice coring samples to see just to what effect Greenhouse gases are contributing to the warming of the Earth and how much of this warming is part of a natural cycle of the earth. 
http://www.esf.org/esf_article.php?language=0&domain=3&activity=1&article=85&page=280
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425 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 7/10/2004 9:31 PM
The article “Meteorites, Impacts, and Mass Extinction” by Professor Stephen A. Nelson of Tulane University does an excellent job of explaining the effects of a meteorite impact with the Earth.  It also discuses the theory that a meteorite struck the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico about 65 million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs and numerous other species.  The article explains the Torino scale which is used to communicate the potential hazards of a possible impact with a space object.
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol204/impacts.htm
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426 Posted by:  Maria Lopez, Sun 7/11/2004 8:46 PM
This website gives information on the intensity and drought impacts in the United States.
http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
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427 Posted by: Maria Lopez, Sun 7/11/2004 8:46 PM
This website deals with Thundertorm and Lightning mitigation. Some thunderstorms can be seen approaching, while others hit without warning. It is important to learn and recognize the danger signs and to plan ahead.
http://www.nifc.gov/fireinfo/nfn.html
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428 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 7/16/2004 10:57 AM
In the article "Tsunamis" that can be visited at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/itic/library/about_tsu/faqs.html it explains what they are, how earthquakes and volcanic eruptions generate them, where they are frequent, damage potential, and some major, historical tsunamis around the world.  There are many other topics included.
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/itic/library/about_tsu/faqs.html
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429 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 7/17/2004 10:18 AM
This web site by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on El Niño provides a wealth of information regarding this climatological phenomenon.  The El Niño is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific which has an important effect on the weather and climate around the world.  You can find current and historical El Niño weather patterns collected by various scientific tools (e.g.: buoys, satellites, and the NOAA ship Ka’imimoana [Ocean Seeker]), as well as information on ongoing research and forecasting.
http://www.elnino.noaa.gov/
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430 Posted by:  Vivian Gonzalez, Sat 7/17/2004 5:45 PM
The article provides information about inland flooding, historical inland flooding, and mitigation safety guidelines in case of flood warnings. 
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/inland_flood.shtml
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431 Posted by: Marsha Walker, Fri 7/16/2004 10:57 AM
In the article "Tsunamis" that can be visited at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/itic/library/about_tsu/faqs.html it explains what they are, how earthquakes and volcanic eruptions generate them, where they are frequent, damage potential, and some major, historical tsunamis around the world.  There are many other topics included.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/inland_flood.shtml
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432 Posted by: Tania Ortegar, Sat 7/17/2004 10:14 PM
This page gives statistics on tornadoes by state.
http://www.disastercenter.com/tornado.html
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433 Posted by: Beverly Shwartz, Tue 7/20/2004 1:37 PM
This is a brief news release from the White House that summarizes President Bush's key environmental accomplishments.  It includes links to some of his initiatives. 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/environment/
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434 Posted by: Daniel Sragowiczr, Thu 7/22/2004 11:18 PM
The site is good information for the Andrew paper
http://gewex.meteo.mcgill.ca:8080/liu/hurricane_andrew.html
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435 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 7/23/2004 1:17 PM
In the article titled "Nuclear Power Plant Emergency" that can be visited at http://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazards/nuclear.pdf it explains what to do in case of a nuclear disaster emergency.  This would have been extremely helpful with Chernobyl.  Some highlights are facts, public information meetings, community warning systems, emergency plans, about disaster supplies, evacuation routes, communication plans, ways to minimize exposure, and after the event.  It is really interesting.
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazards/nuclear.pdf
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436 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Fri 7/23/2004 4:38 PM
This is World Revolution.org website that contains information on every facet of the World. Topics include Peace & Conflict; Human Rights; Environment; Development; and Cultural Issues.  You can also find in-depth, quality research & resources on major global issues relating to Environment. 
http://www.worldrevolution.org/
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437 Posted by: Tania Ortega, Fri 7/23/2004 7:35 PM
This site has up to date information on hurricanes as well as on all kinds of other storms. It has great photographs!!
http://www.hurricanechaser.com/
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438 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez, Sat 7/24/2004 10:11 AM
The website is a very informative article on hurricane Hugo and the way its trajectory devastated the Caribbean. Hugo brought upon the fear of the those in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as it caused extensive damage to theses Islands of the Caribbean.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/weather/hurricane/poststories/hugo-pr.htm
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439 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 7/24/2004 1:17 PM
This web site by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides a wealth of information on Drought through out the globe.  You can find statistical and historical data on drought and hazards assessments and a plethora of climate data and it relation to drought. 
http://www.drought.noaa.gov/
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440 Posted by: maria lopez, Sun 7/25/2004 7:46 PM
This site lists potential asteroid impacts in the United States.
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/
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441 Posted by: Beverly Shwartz, Mon 7/26/2004 10:23 AM
This is a list of what to do in the event of a flood in Miami.  The Miami-Dade County Emergency Management office has provided this
http://www.miamidade.gov/oem/flooding.asp
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442 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 7/30/2004 11:38 AM
The article earthquakes facts and earthquake fantasy would have helped me with the section on earthquakes.  It has common myths and then states the truth.  For example, some myths are that the ground can open up during an earthquake,  that California will eventually fall into the ocean, and that animals can predict earthquakes - all of which are common misconceptions. 
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/bytopic/megaqk_facts_fantasy.html
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443 Posted by: Amberlee Stuber, Fri 7/30/2004 11:43 AM
This article I feel is extremely important because we do live in South Florida and it is almost August which is considered the hottest month of the year.  This article has what to do before, during, and after suffering from extreme heat.  It also lists heat disorders and what to do during a drought.
http://www.fema.com/hazards/extremeheat/heatf.shtm
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444 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Fri 7/30/2004 1:22 PM
This site details of the 2004 Perseid meteor shower season.  The season begins in mid-July but peaks by August 12.  The page contains information on what exactly are Perseid meteors as well as pictures from the 2001 Perseid meteor season.  Are they harmless? 
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/25jun_perseids2004.htm
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445 Posted by: Tania Ortega, Fri 7/30/2004 4:00 PM
This page examines the causes and repercussions of major extinction events as they pertain to marine invertebrates.
http://www.earth.rochester.edu/ees207/Mass_Ext/higgins_mass1.html
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446 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 7/31/2004 9:00 AM
Growing up as a kid, I would see the commercials where Smokey Bear would say, “Only you can prevent wildfires.”  It has been many years since I have seen one of these commercials.  This SmokeyBear.com website helps to teach kids and adults the importance of preventing wildfires.  Did you know that 1 out of every 5 human-caused wildfires was started by a camp or warming fire and 1 out 10 wildland fires is caused by a careless smoker? 
http://www.smokeybear.com/kids/default.asp
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447 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez, Sat 7/31/2004 5:40 PM
The website provides information about the development of a tropical depression, tropical storm, and huricanes. It shows illustrations to give a better visual effect in the formation from a tropical depression to a hurricane.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/stages/home.rxml
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448 Posted by: Marsha Walker, Sun 8/1/2004 10:17 AM
This site is an interesting site showing how forest fires are fought and managed using helicopters and such. It shows various It talks about the firefighting issues and those pertaining to aviation in particular as well as how to get involved in this particular aspect of firefighting plus maps and information about various fires around the United States.
http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/
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449 Posted by: Luis Pardo, Tue 8/3/2004 9:35 PM
This website shows you what you need to know about being ready for a tornado.
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Library/Prepare/tnado.html
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450 Posted by: Luis Pardo, Tue 8/3/2004 9:45 PM
This shows how soil is important for earthquakes
http://mceer.buffalo.edu/education/exercises/soil.asp
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451 Posted by: Luis Pardo, Tue 8/3/2004 9:45 PM
This tells the science behind what a wildfire
http://www.smokeybear.com/science.asp 
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452 Posted by: Luis Pardo, Tue 8/3/2004 9:45 PM

http://weather.cod.edu/sirvatka/ts.html
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453 Posted by: Shiniqua Wilkins, Fri 8/6/2004 5:02 PM
This website deals with just about anything pertaining to water.  Under the Disasters link you will find information on the current situation of droughts, floods, desertification, El Nino and others.  The website is very expansive in nature and knowledge available.
http://www.africanwater.org/index.htm
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454 Posted by: Marcos Gonzalez, Sat 8/7/2004 10:01 AM
This web site by the Peace Pledge Union, an independent organization of individuals from all walks of life sharing the belief that war and violent conflicts are neither necessary nor inevitable, contains an arsenal of information regarding disasters caused by war and violence.  I was amazed to learn that people are still feeling the effects of WWII and the Vietnam War.  Agent Orange’s carcinogenic dioxin, used in Vietnam for almost a decade to defoliate the forests, has sunk into the soil and washed into the sea and entered the food chain.
http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/infodocs/st_environment.html
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455 Posted by: Vivian Gonzalez, Sat 8/7/2004 6:15 PM 
The website gives illustrations of the areas affected by the Izmit Earthquake and talks about the mitigation of the German Task force. 
http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/pb2/pb21/Task_Force/izmit/izmit_text.html
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456 Posted by: Laura C. Duarte, Fri 9/10/2004 11:39 AM
This site is about china: floods OCHA situation report 1 chose this current event because I feel some have overlooked it. This heavy storm caused major devastation to many cities in china on sept.3, 2004. This site displays maps as well as other websites among a barrage of information.
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/vID/11A7FE12AE603AF485256F09005A7146?OpenDocument
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457 Posted by: Kim Algarras, Tue 9/7/2004 9:10 PM
TThis is an extraordinary site in which Dewey McLean, PhD Geologist, theorizes on the extinction of the dinosaurs and the ensuing geological and environmental changes on earth between the Cretaceous and Tertiary Periods.  He calls this the K-T Extinction.
http://filebox.vt.edu/artsci/geology/mclean/Dinosaur_Volcano_Extinction/
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458 Posted by: Grisel Okumas, Thu 9/9/2004 9:40 PMM
It gives you a description of what they are and how they occur and it also tells you what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your business.  I thought it was very informative.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/tornadoes/
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459 Posted by: Heidy  , Mon 9/13/2004 7:46 PM 
This page teaches about earthquake research and the machines that are used by scientists today to detect movement and stress upon the plates. It includes GPS models that indicate earthquake activity, fault lines, water, and roads. Earthquakes are plotted in yellow for yellow for last week, blue for last day, and red for last hour. Also, an estimation of their maginitude is given. GPS and InSAR radars that monitor stresses and the transfer of stresses. EDM distance meters that measure distances in plates and links to site that are monitering live data in the U.S.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/research/deformation/index.html
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460 Posted by: LAURA C. DUARTE, Fri 9/10/2004 11:39 AM
It gives you a description of what they are and how they occur and it also tells you what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your business.  I thought it was very informative.
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/vID/11A7FE12AE603AF485256F09005A7146?OpenDocument
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461 Posted by: Ric Babcock, Thu 9/9/2004 6:18 AM
This site explains the world population growth and the explosion since 1950 and the expaected projection for mega-cities in the year 2015.With the expected growth, our natural resources must be managed in a way which will provide means of substance to sustain the population in the mega-cities as well and less populated rural areas.
http://www.prb.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PRB/Educators/Human_Population/Urbanization2/Patterns_of_World_Urbanization1.htm
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462 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Mon 9/13/2004 11:27 AM
Here is the USGS site which will provide information about resources which are pertainent to Florida and the Southeast United States.
http://geology.er.usgs.gov/states/southeast.html
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463 Posted by: Yasmine Renard, Mon 9/13/2004 8:52 PM
This site is about the different levels of the sun from the core layer  to the corona  of the sun and how it produces energy. Temperatures steadily decrease as we move farther away from the core, but after the photosphere they begin to rise again. There are several theories that explain this, but none have been proven
http://fusedweb.pppl.gov/CPEP/Chart_Pages/5.Plasmas/SunLayers.html
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464 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Tue 9/14/2004 8:32 PM
This is an interesting look at the current population trends in North America and Europe
http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/CollegeandFamily/P92820.asp?GT1=5100
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465 Posted by: Alejandro M Sierra, Wed 9/15/2004 9:16 AM

http://dieoff.org/page174.htm
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466 Posted by: , LAURA CRISTINA DUARTE,  Tue 9/14/2004 12:43 PM
This site is part of FEMA. a major concern this year is the heat wave. This site informs on how to protect ones self during this heat wave, what precautions to take, etc.
http://www.fema.gov/rrr/talkdiz/heat.shtm
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467 Posted by: Alejandro M Sierra, Wed 9/15/2004 9:02 AM

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml
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468 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Thu 9/16/2004 12:24 AM
Here is an interesting article about seafloor spreading, and how it is such a natural occurence. It details how our planet is only solid on the outer layers because of the cold atmosphere it is in contact with (relative to the core, which is liquid because of the extremely hot temperatures).
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/explorer/concepts/spreading.html
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469 Posted by: Jermaine m Rowe, Thu 9/16/2004 2:56 AM 

http://web.njit.edu/~hiltz/CRProjec/unesco.htm
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470 Posted by: Abad-Holcomb, Anilen, Thu 9/16/2004 11:48 PM
ReliefWeb is a website that is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). In the website, there is a section specifically designated towards Natural Disasters. It emphasizes all major natural disasters occurring in the world since 1981 archived, including disaster response information. There are also numerous maps, data, and statistics of all countries in the world and what natural disasters have affected them.
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf 
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471 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Fri 9/17/2004 3:21 PM
This is an excellent website for anyone who is interested in learning more about volcanoes. It is actually the web version of the book, “A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park”. Although, it focuses on Hawaiian volcanoes, it illustrates similar processes and features that are observed at volcanoes around the world. It also has many pages with figures and diagrams that can help understand the Earth’s surface. 
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/atg.html
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472 Posted by: Daniel Albeto Alonso, Sat 9/18/2004 11:15 AM
It gives you a description of what they are and how they occur and it also tells you what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your business.  I thought it was very informative.
http://webspinners.com/dlblanc/tectonic/ptbasics.html
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473 Posted by: Heather Stahler, Sat 9/18/2004 5:02 PM
It contains the latest quake info, general quake info, hazards and preparedness, research and links to additional resources.  I chose this site because earthquakes have always fasinated me and I wanted to find out more information anout them. 
http://quake.usgs.gov/
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474 Posted by: Annette Mateu, Sat 9/18/2004 5:35 PM
This website covers the atmosphere of earth and gives a thorough explanation of each layer of the atmosphere and its composition.
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/space/atmosphere.html
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475 Posted by: Mario Campa, Tue 9/14/2004 1:26 AM
This site helps us understand how tropical twisters work with hurricanes, how hurricanes get their names-listing of current and retired names, and the overall knowledge one needs to know of these disasters.
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/
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476 Posted by:  , Fri 9/10/2004 11:39 AM
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http://www.fema.gov/rrr/talkdiz/heat.shtm
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477 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Wed 9/15/2004 7:28 PM
This website is user-friendly and provides up-to-date, as well as historical, information of earthquakes in Alaska.  The technical literature is impressive and easy to understand.  I recommend this site to all students in this course. 
http://www.giseis.alaska.edu/Seis/
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478 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Wed 9/15/2004 9:46 PM
This website gives complete information of where earthquakes occur, how they happen and the history of earthquakes.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq1/
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479 Posted by: Jason Andrew Pardon, Fri 9/10/2004 11:39 AM
This is website is a great reference to expend upon the topics discussed in class on Tuesday, Sept. 14. There is great information on the formation of the Solar System, as we as facts and figures on all the different planets, the Sun, and the Moon. The link to information on planet Earth has great resources for learning about the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biospehere, among other topics. What I like most about this website is the fact that it provides explanations for kids and adults.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/solar_system.html&edu=elem%3chttp:/www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/formation.htmlelem
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480 Posted by: Eric,Hahn, Fri 9/17/2004 1:32 PM
this web site attempts to address various questions regarding hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones it includes diffrences between the types of storms , how they occour where they occour and historical background.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
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481 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Sat 9/18/2004 2:55 AMThis website explains about plate tectonics by using GIF animation.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html
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482 Posted by: Jamie E. Barbee, Sat 9/18/2004 11:56 AM
This website has information about evolving Earth, how the Earth was formed. It includes pictures and self-tests..
http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/evolving_earth/evolving_earth.html
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483 Posted by: Giancarlo Buitrago, Fri 9/17/2004 2:25 AM
The American Petroleum Institute which in part is intertwind with the US oil and natural gas industry talks about position on the Kyoto Protocol. Also includes  various links on questions dealing with Global Climate
http://www.api.org/globalclimate/apipos.htm
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484 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 9/17/2004 1:06 PM
The following website was set up by Peter J. Bryant of the University of California's School of Biological Sciences.  It contains a wealth of information about the effect of Earth's population growth on our natural resources.  There are also several links, including one ("updated total") that gives the current population of the United States and the world. 
http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/lec16/b65lec16.htm
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485 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Sat 9/18/2004 1:11 AM
The Population Reference Bureau is a site dedicated to providing information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.
http://www.prb.org/
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486 Posted by: Alek DeMario, Sat 9/18/2004 9:42 AM
This site ha lots of info about population stats country by county and the whole world.
http://photius.com/rankings/population.html
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487 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sat 9/18/2004 10:12 AM
This website contains excellant graphs and information on past, current, and future predictions of global climate change.
http://www.ipcc.ch/
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488 Posted by: Kristi Bradshaw, Sat 9/18/2004 7:01 PM
This website discusses China’s one child policy: the reason why and when it was implemented and its effectiveness. It is short, precise and filled with factual information. China is an excellent case study for population control.
www.slemishcollege.org.uk/China%20ciareen.ppt
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489 Posted by: Kristi Bradshaw, Sat 9/18/2004 8:35 PM
This site describes Guyana’s numerous mineral resources, many of which have not been exploited as yet. The website also describes how permission is given to extract a mineral site and how the profits are shared between landowners and the companies extracting the ore. Although Guyana has such so many resources it is a country that is economically unstable.
http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2001/gy2001.pdf
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490 Posted by: Courtney Reynolds, Sat 9/18/2004 11:32 PM
this website explains the global carbon cycle, and talks about research which is being done regarding the distribution of carbon in the atmosphere.
http://whrc.org/carbon/index.htm
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491 Posted by: Courtney Reynolds, Sat 9/18/2004 11:37 PM
this website contains information about water resources in the US, and also has extensive data about groundwaters.
http://water.usgs.gov/
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492 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Mon 9/20/2004 11:20 AM
This site, by Reuter's news agency, tells of the increase today of crude oil and expected price increase spikes should more disruption in the production sites take place.
http://futures.fxstreet.com/Futures/news/afx/singleNew.asp?menu=economicnews&pv_noticia=MTFH53049_2004-09-20_07-37-44_SP204792
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493 Posted by: SHAYLA PEREZ, Tue 9/21/2004 10:47 AM
The carbon dioxide information analysis center contains data and requests from people all over the world concerned with the global climate change.  It holds the records of concentrations of carbon dioxide and different gases in the Atmosphere.  It also emphasizes on biogeochemical cycles of green house gases.
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/
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494 Posted by: Frank Mena, Wed 9/22/2004 1:19 PM
This site offers us Floridians a better understanding of the different geological rock formations as well as where Oil and Gas are located in our state.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/om/om-226/OM226.pdf
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495 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Wed 9/22/2004 9:36 PM
This site explains the difference b/w weathering and erosion in a more understable format then what is presented in the text.
http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/misc/gweaero.html
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496 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra , Fri 9/24/2004 9:50 AM
This web site has 400 articles and 811 pages, the site covers every aspect of the environment and provides many interactive features.
http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/Science/fossil_fuel_resources.html
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497 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 9/24/2004 2:03 PMT
his site contains information on eluvial and alluvial placer deposits.  It also includes information (in the numbered links at the bottom of the page) about where to find placers and provides examples.
http://www.minelinks.com/alluvial/deposits.html
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498 Posted by: SHAYLA PEREZ, Fri 9/24/2004 6:00 PM
The website provides maps and detailed information on the rings of fire, plate tectonics, and the continental drift and how they all tie together.
http://www.nobleednews.com/plate_tectonics.htm
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499 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 9/18/2004 5:03 PM
This site was really helpful for me.  It is a glossary of science terms that I found extremely useful. 
http://www.physicalgeography.net/glossary.html
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500 Posted by:  Michelle Mackhoul, Sat 9/18/2004 5:18 PM
This site shows maps of the plates of the world and plate boundaries.
http://geology.about.com/cs/maps_platetectonic/
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501 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Sat 9/18/2004 5:57 PM
This website is all devoted to natural disasters but the main page I choose was about a satelite image of a dust storm. This happened from the results of the drought conditions in eastern Australia caused by the 2002 El Nino event.
http://www.reec.nsw.edu.au/2002/stu7-12/disaster/locectx/4dust.htm
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502 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Sat 9/18/2004 6:34 PM
This website suggests a possible way to dispose of nuclear waste via subduction zones.  I think it's a bad idea.
http://www.etsu.edu/writing/3120f99/zctb3/nuclear2.htm#nw4
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503 Posted by: Mark Brown, Sat 9/18/2004 11:22 PMThis site gives basic clarification of the earths crust, continental and oceanic. The site contains links to pages that details the thickness of the crust, the oceanic ridges, Maps of oceanic crustal ages and hotspots.
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Key_Topics/Geological_Evolution/earths_crust/
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504 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Sun 9/19/2004 12:42 AM
This web site informs if Global Warming effects on Hurricanes
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=%5CNation%5Carchive%5C200409%5CNAT20040915c.html
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505 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Mon 9/20/2004 2:45 PMThis website talks about the show "Savage Earth" which aired on PBS in 1998. 
If one follows the links, one can find extensive information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. There are also plenty of animations screens for easy to visualize learning, as wellas links to other websties dealing with those topics. There is even a section which allows the public to submit their questions and receive answer from experts on the field.
http://www.wnet.org/savageearth/index.html
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506 Posted by: Christopher F. Fong, Tue 9/21/2004 12:29 AM
I found this site to be unique because most sites gave you a background of the ozone layer; however this site gave you the origin of the actual ozone hole. Instead of just listing how we can prevent further damage to the ozone layer, this site explained how we actually got to this point. It also gives a comprehensive introduction about the actual ozone layer
http://www.atm.ch.cam.ac.uk/tour/
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507 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Tue 9/21/2004 4:05 PM
The following website is based on volcanic activity from the year 2000 to present day. It also contains facts and information about certain volcanoes.
http://www.btinternet.com/~mike.ferris/volcano.htm
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508 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Tue 9/21/2004 9:53 PM
This article describes the different types of tectonic and volcanic earthquakes at Mt. Pinatubo in 1991-1992.
It goes into detail about tectonic high frequency, low frequency earthquakes and their differences and the types of geologic processes that they are associated with before and after eruption. It also defines volcanic tremors and their differences and separates them into three categories of low amplitude, large amplitude and high frequency. 
http://pubs.usgs.gov/pinatubo/ramos/
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509 Posted by: Anais Llanes-Diaz, Wed 9/22/2004 9:42 PM
 This website focuses on seafloor spreading, as well as the different boundaries.  It also contains great diagrams for a better understanding of the material.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Metzger3.html
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510 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Thu 9/23/2004 12:07 AM
If you want information about current volcanic activity world wide, you must visit this website. It educates the reader about the dynamics of volcanic activity. In addition, information like finding a volcano by name, names of volcanoes, region, and by eruption date can be acquired. There are three hyperlinks located on the top of the webpage highlighted in red that will provide this information. 
http://www.extremescience.com/PlateTectonicsmap.htm
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511 Posted by: Mario O. Campa, Thu 9/23/2004 11:40 PM
This web-site expands our previous perception on earthquakes.  It explains how technology is advancing and we could now detect earthquakes from satellites in space before they actually happen.  We also find great links in the actual web-page to further enhance our knowledge and research on earthquakes. 
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/11aug_earthquakes.htm
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512 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Sat 9/25/2004 7:22 AM
This site regards tests and research done on hurricanes and attempts to lessen their impact.  It is interesting to see how scientists try to overcome the forces of nature.  There are links on this page to the homepage which gives further information.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hrd_sub/sfury.html
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513 Posted by: Alek DeMario, Mon 9/20/2004 11:18 AM

http://www.extremescience.com/PlateTectonicsmap.htm
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514 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Wed 9/22/2004 12:35 PM
NASA personnel is responsible for this great website giving up to date information on current natural disasters.  It shows a map where NASA has placed satellites so that people could see images of natural hazards.  The goal in sharing these images is to help people visualize where and when natural hazards occur, and to help mitigate their effects.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/index.html
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515 Psted by: Alisa Gayle Cheeseman, Thu 9/23/2004 12:50 AM
This site  is maintained by the Canadian Government.  It describes in detail where earthquakes originate, what causes them, where they occur, and effects they can have, like tsunamis.
http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geolsurv/Surficial/quake/eq3.htm
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516 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte, Thu 9/23/2004 11:27 AM
This is a multimedia show of pictures taken from the hubble telescope.They really are incredible. I thought you might enjoy them since a part of the foundations section of the class involves learning about the solar system.
http://wires.news.com.au/special/mm/030811-hubble.htm
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517 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Thu 9/23/2004 10:44 PM
This site is about Natural Hazards, and has links to other information such as the mitigation of natural disasters, current earthquakes, disaster relief information, maps, national warning areas within the US, information on wildfires, and tsunamis. 
http://www.zephryus.demon.co.uk/geography/links/haz.html
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518 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Thu 9/23/2004 10:52 PM
This website is about blizzards, and i figured that this was also a natural disaster because it causes life-threatening situations, and can cause deaths if not prepared for them.  This site gives a definition of the term blizzards, and where the term came from, information about what hazards blizzards can cause, links to other sites that help to enhance the knowledge of proper winter weather precautions, regional warnings and advisories.
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Flagstaff/science/blizzard.html
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519 Posted by: Victoria D. Capo, Sat 9/25/2004 4:27 PM
This article is about controversies about the evolution of the Earth's core.
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/Flagstaff/science/blizzard.html
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520 Posted by: Alek DeMario, Sat 9/25/2004 7:23 PM
This site has lots of info regarding earthquakes. It has many links and explains earthquakes in detail. It also has many other interesting features.
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/earthqu.html
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521 Posted by: Ric Babcock, Sat 9/25/2004 4:44 PM
At this site, weekly updates of satellite images of the changes which are taking place on the earth.Everthing from deforestiation in South America, to the before and after pictures of earthquakes in Iran. Each week the pictures are updated and there is an archives where one can go back and view previous weeks satellite images.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=16674
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522 Posted by: Gustavo Lopez, Sat 9/25/2004 9:36 PM
Here is a website that touches base on the theory of plate tectonics. It goes in deep detail on all aspects of the theory from sea floor spreading to continental drif
http://www.platetectonics.com/research.asp
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523 Posted by: Gustavo Lopez, Sat 9/25/2004 9:47 PM
This website touches base on all kinds of technologies throughout history. It starts off with the stone age and leads on to the industrial revolution.
http://www.bergen.org/technology/techis.html
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524 Posted by: Giancarlo Buitrago, Sat 9/25/2004 10:16 PM
The Following Website provides an indepth Explaination of how earthquakes form and of all recent earthquake locations, also it provides seismic data of how earthquakes are measured, with a special Seismology link
http://mnw.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/
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525 Posted by: Cardenas, Dyanne, Sat 9/25/2004 11:33 PM
Site with the basic information on plate tectonics, it also explains some of the movements and covers the main plate
http://geology.er.usgs.gov/eastern/plates.html
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526 Posted by: Pickett, Clint, Tue 9/28/2004 4:27 PM
Here is a site about placer deposits in washington and how to pan for gold.  It also explains the process inwhich placer deposits are formed and also how the art of pannisg works.
http://www.ghosttownsusa.com/panning.htm
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527 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Tue 9/28/2004 5:15 PM
This is a site created soley for information regaurding the worlds oil.  The goods, the bads, and the inbetween.  I found this to be really interesting how it discussed the bads, considereing this is the OPEC page and I dont know why they would want to explain the negative of their company. 
http://www.opec.com/
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528  Posted by: Courtney Reynolds Thu 9/30/2004 2:47 PM
This website contains information about Minamata disease, its origins, and effects
http://www.env.go.jp/en/topic/minamata.html
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529 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 10/1/2004 3:08 PM
This is the United States Country Analysis Brief.  It includes general background information, how much oil we import from various nations, and the types and amount of energy that we use as a country, as well as individual states' information.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/usa.html
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530 Posted by: Frank Mena, Fri 10/1/2004 11:20 PM
Every wonder what an ingot is? Check out the Aluminum Company of America aka ALCOA. You can also see how this company has diversified into other industries just like many mining companies have done as well as other information on how Bauxite is turned into Aluminum.es.
http://www.alcoa.com/ingot/en/info_page/making_overview.asp
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531 Posted by: xxxxxx, Sat 10/2/2004 1:33 PM
This link is part of the American Museum of Natural History.  It is discussing in particular the exhibition regarding diamonds.  It is very informative including how diamonds are formed, what they are composed of, mining information and technologies involving diamonds
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/diamonds/
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532 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Sat 9/25/2004 7:23 PMThis site has links to many articles on Colonialism and Imperialsim throughout the world.
http://schools.bcsd.com/garza/library/links2/imp.htm 
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533 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Sun 10/3/2004 1:41 PM
The World Energy Council (WEC) is the foremost global multi-energy organisation in the world today. WEC has Member Committees in over 90 countries, including most of the largest energy-producing and energy consuming countries. The 80-year-old organisation covers all types of energy, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, and renewables, and is UN-accredited, non-governmental, non-commercial and non-aligned
http://www.worldenergy.org/wec-geis/publications/reports/ser/oil/oil.asp
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534 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Sun 10/3/2004 1:54 PM
The Nuclear Energy Institute is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI's objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.
http://www.nei.org/index.asp?catnum=1&catid=14
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535 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sun 10/3/2004 8:19 PM 
This site talks about the California Gold Rush. It also meantions other date and discoveries having to do with gold.
http://ceres.ca.gov/ceres/calweb/geology/goldrush.html
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536 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sun 10/3/2004 9:22 PM
Vinyl, isn't it a great product. Cheap can be formed into toys for kids to PVC piping for our homes ahh what a diversed product.  Take a look at this website to see the truths about vinyl products and the harm it can produce to the environment and humans.  This is our own Minimata disease being produced in the U.S.specifically in Lake Charles, Louisiana. 
http://www.bluevinyl.org/animation.htm
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537 Posted by: Michelle Maria Wiley, Mon 10/4/2004 1:49 AM
I thought this web Site could explain more to people about OPEC, and what they do and how this company works in helping us.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/opecrev.htm
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538 Posted by: Alek DeMario, Mon 10/4/2004 11:15 PM
This site contains information about the process of managing municipal waste. It contains information on how citizens should participate in the process. It also has links to the E.P.A for business opportunity and more. 
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/recycle.htm
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539 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Tue 10/5/2004 11:15 PM 
This site has lots of info regarding earthquakes. It has many links and explains earthquakes in detail. It also has many other interesting features.
http://www.rmg.se/RMDEntities/M2/MINPAR.htm
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540 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Thu 9/16/2004 6:25 AM
Great site!  Discusses plate tectonics, the cause of earthquakes.  It also reviews the layers of the earth and the three main plate tectonic environments.  Great illustrations!
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/plate-tectonics.html
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541 Posted by: Cantens, Thu 9/16/2004 6:25 AM
For those of you writing the eassy on the earthquake, you definitely want to check out this site!  Gives information on past earthquakes, how to survive an earthquake, and current research projects set by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory.
http://wwww.seismo.unr.edu/index.html
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542 Posted by: Abad-Holcomb, Anilen, Thu 9/16/2004 11:48 PMM
ReliefWeb is a website that is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). In the website, there is a section specifically designated towards Natural Disasters. It emphasizes all major natural disasters occurring in the world since 1981 archived, including disaster response information. There are also numerous maps, data, and statistics of all countries in the world and what natural disasters have affected them.
http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/vLND 
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543 Posted by: TAbad-Holcomb, Anilen, Fri 9/17/2004 3:21 PM
This is an excellent website for anyone who is interested in learning more about volcanoes. It is actually the web version of the book, “A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park”. Although, it focuses on Hawaiian volcanoes, it illustrates similar processes and features that are observed at volcanoes around the world. It also has many pages with figures and diagrams that can help understand the Earth’s surface. 
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/atg.html
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544 Posted by: Daniel Albeto Alonso, Sat 9/18/2004 11:15 AM
Having to learn about Plate Tectonics for this assignment, I found a useful site that gives you the "ABC's of Plate Tectonics" Explains to the simplest of details about plate tectonics. 
http://webspinners.com/dlblanc/tectonic/ptABCs.shtml
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545 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Sat 9/18/2004 2:57 PM
This site has several links to several sites about tsunamis.  This links will take you to pages that will give information on how tsunamis are generated, the effects on humans and the economy, methods of warning about tsunamis in coastal areas, and hazard mitigation.  There are also links to pages about recent tsunamis and on going tsunami research.
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/intro.html
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546 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Mon 9/27/2004 8:35 AM
The "Hurricane Watch Net" is an organization of amateur radio and weather people who disseminate hurricane advisory information to marine interests, Caribbean Island nations, emergency operating centers, and others in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific as promulgated by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida.
http://www.hwn.org/
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547 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Tue 9/28/2004 1:57 PM
This article presents some factual information about landslides in the state of Montana. However, it also covers causes of landslides by natural and human means, what type of land they are most prevalent on, the seasons landslides occur mostly in, and how hazardous and destructive they can be, even after completion. 
http://www.state.mt.us/dma/DES/Soil.htm
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548 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria, Wed 9/29/2004 9:36 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_disaster
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549 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria, Wed 9/29/2004 9:36 AM 

http://www.fema.gov/rrr/talkdiz/landslide.shtm
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550 Posted by: Alex Fernandez, Fri 10/1/2004 7:03 PM
This website is dedicated compeletly to asteriod and meteor hazards. It has great diagrams and explantions as to why this should be of greater concern to our government.Also has a great archive of past close fly by's. 
http://impact.arc.nasa.gov/index.html
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551 Posted by: Jason Pardon , Sat 10/2/2004 12:13 PM
This is a company that follows and gathers info on tornadoes. Once it has the info,they then correspond with new stations and give them the latest information on tornadoes.
http://www.tornadoproject.com/
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552 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Sat 10/2/2004 6:35 PM
Since we are covering landslides, I found a website that contains all the information one needs to know about landslides in general and in Austrailia. It informs visitors of Australia prone areas and potential activity.
http://www.ga.gov.au/urban/factsheets/landslide.jsp
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553 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Sat 10/2/2004 10:04 PM
While at first glance this site might look as one that is catering to a younger age group, it is surprisingly informative for anyone who is looking for a basis on how plate tectonics and volcanoes work (though it also touches on just about everything relating to the lithosphere). This site is packed with diagrams and pictures that make it easy to comprehend. Furthermore, it works in a creative way that each time a term appears in an explanation, there is a link that further explains that term.  I recommend playing around with the site and I guarantee you will strengthen your earth science foundation..
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0122
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554 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria, Sun 10/3/2004 2:52 PM
This website is a great resource for information on Italy's Volcano which as the website claims, "The Cradle of Volcanology".
http://boris.volcanoetna.com/
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555 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Mon 10/4/2004 12:52 AM
If you have ever wondered anything about the phenomenon of droughts, then Drought Outlook would be a great place to start your research. This website is filled with tons of interesting information. In it you will find news links, maps, agricultural disaster information, water resource information, drought cycles, weather forecasts, and disaster forecasts.
http://www.droughtoutlook.com/
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556 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Mon 10/4/2004 11:18 AM
This site has a great deal of interesting information regarding tsunamis.  It is simply laid out and easy to comprehend. It touches on the basics, such as what exactly causes tsunamis and who is at most danger of being affected. But the most interesting aspect, is the collection of various animations and virtual reality models that can aid in understanding this powerful disaster.
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/
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557 Posted by: Alek DeMario, Mon 10/4/2004 11:07 PM
This site explains everythig that has to do with plate tectonics. it also has links to other sites where one can see particular places and the effects the plates have on them. 
http://www.extremescience.com/PlateTectonicsmap.htm
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558 Posted by: Jessica Stern, Tue 10/5/2004 11:25 AM
I found this article interesting regarding natural disasters (including tsunamis) likelihood of hitting Florida..
http://lmsmaps.methaz.org/lmsmaps/methodqr.html
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559 Posted by: Jessica Stern, Tue 10/5/2004 11:29 AM
Resources for hurricanes, landslides, tornadoes, and other disasters in Florida. Very useful data, resources, and tipsheets on latest events.
http://www.ire.org/inthenews_archive/hurricane.html
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560 Posted by: Jessica Stern, Tue 10/5/2004 11:30 AM
Internet weather resource, for up to date distaster information, forecasts, and current weather conditions affecting our local areas.
http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/FL_cc_us.html
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561 Posted by:  , Tue 10/5/2004 8:08 PM
This is a website totally dedicated to hurricane andrew, the costliest natural disaster in US history. Lots of great info , hits close to home.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/arch/cases/920824/home.rxml
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562 Posted by:  , Tue 10/5/2004 8:17 PM
This is a U.K. site dedicated to the investigation oF Tornadoes and strong thunderstorms. It is awesome has great info that you compare to the american counterpar.
http://www.torro.org.uk/
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563 Posted by: Javier Cantens,Wed 10/6/2004 10:49 AM
The International Seismological Centre (ISC) in the U.K. is a nongovernmental organization charged with the final collection, analysis, and publication of standard earthquake information from all over the world. The centre prepares a definitive global seismicity Bulletin that includes event locations and magnitudes and has created this new Web site to publish its information even more broadly. The site contains information about the ISC, including contents and analyses from the Bulletin, as well as searches of recent issues of that periodical. Indeed, some data sets are now searchable on-line. .
http://www.isc.ac.uk/
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564 Posted by: Javier Cantens,Wed 10/6/2004 10:49 AM
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) maintains a state-of-the-art Web site that includes a series of colorful maps depicting potential earthquake effects in the Bay Area. A person can choose not only a specific locale in the area, but also a specific magnitude and earthquake source (i.e., a specific fault) and then view the consequences of the given scenario. The site includes additional information about the maps, about earthquake hazards in Northern California, and about seismic hazard mitigation generally. 
http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/bayarea.html
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564 Posted by: William Hites, Wed 10/6/2004 7:45 PM
This web site talks about the origin of life on earth and where it is speculated that the first live cells came from.  It also talks about charles darwin and his evolutionary theory..
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/2948/orgel.html
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565 Posted by: William Hites, Wed 10/6/2004 8:36 PM
I am almost positive that this site is not in the lecture notes or anywhere on your site.  I think it should be though.  It shows Pangea and how it began to rift apart and it also goes through a prediction of what it will look like in the future.
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Pangea/Pangea1.html
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567 Posted by: Heather Stahler, Tue 10/5/2004 11:25 AM
This site gives a lot of good information about volcanoes in the United States.  It talks about the Volcano and Plate Techtonics Theory and gives maps and illustrations.  It talks about the Hawaiian Isalnds, Cascade volcanoes, and the Alaskan volcanoes.  It gives a glossary of terms related to volcanoes and also a list of further readings.
http://www.nps.gov/havo/
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568 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Fri 10/8/2004 5:07 PM
This website explain the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (TWSP). It is a global international early warning system that is dedicated to the monitoring of tsunami hazards in the Pacific. It gives a timely warnings on potentially destructive distant tsunamis. It gives the government and the proper authority to react to the warnings in preparation for a possible disaster.
http://www.ewc2.org/upload/downloads/Kong2003AbstractEWC2.pdf.
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569 Posted by: Jason Pardon, Fri 10/8/2004 9:13 AM
This site tells you general information about Tsunami's and lets everyone know the physics on how they operate. They give detailed pictures on how a Tsunami would look like.
http://www.ewc2.org/upload/downloads/Kong2003AbstractEWC2.pdf.
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570 Posted by:    , Mon 10/11/2004 4:29 PM
This website offers a lot of great info on California and Nevada earthquakes. It has plenty of statistics on quakes in that area. 
http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/states/california/california.html
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571 Posted by: Jessica Stern, Mon 9/20/2004 8:20 PM
rom the NOAA Library in Miami, a detailed brochure outlining hurricanes and other natural disasters
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/hurricbro.html
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572 Posted by: Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Fri 10/15/2004 12:08 AM
Site tells about prevention methods, debris flows, hazards programs, the people and projects involved in the detection, preparation, and cleanup of landslides.
http://landslides.usgs.gov/
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573 Posted by: Anais Llanes-Diaz,Sun 10/3/2004 9:32 PM; Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Fri 10/15/2004 12:06 AM
Site tells about the inner workings of a volcano and it has up to date info on eruptions from volcanos around the world.
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/volcanoes.html
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574 Posted by: Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Fri 10/15/2004 12:06 AM
Very good site for describing earthquakes and how they occur. Very graphical and animated.
http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/ics/understanding/
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575 Posted by: Heather Stahler, Wed 10/13/2004 4:18 PM
found it to be informative and I learned a lot about Yellowstone that I didn't know.  Since it was from National Geographic I believe that it is a respectable source.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0828_wireyellowstone.html
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576 Posted by:  , Sat 9/25/2004 9:29 PM
This site contains valuable information about debris flows which include: mudslides, lahars, or debris avalanches. These are all common fast-moving landslides, which generally occur during periods of intense rainfall or rapid snowmelt.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-176-97/fs-176-97.html
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577 Posted by: Jermaine Shakes , Sun 9/26/2004 12:17 PM
This site shows generally where all the fault lines are around the world.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html
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578 Posted by:  , Sun 9/26/2004 1:54 PM
This website offers a great array of information about Volcanoes. Mitigation, current activity, extra information about volcanoes and how they form etc. I think it is a great asset to the section we're studying now.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/ 
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579 Posted by: Mark Brown, Sun 9/26/2004 4:48 PM
This webpage clearly defines and gives background information on The Richter Magnitude Scale and how it is used. 
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/general/richter.html
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580 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul, Mon 9/27/2004 10:14 AM
This site gives information on earthquakes and other natural disasters, and how to prepare for them.
http://www.glaciermedicaled.com/naturaldisaster.html
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581 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Wed 9/29/2004 1:57 PM
This website from the University of Florida talks about groundwater, and mentions groundwater springs in Florida, how they form underground caves, and how sinkholes occur.
http://waterquality.ifas.ufl.edu/PRIMER/h2o2.html#a7
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582 Posted by: Mario Campa, Thu 9/30/2004 1:48 AM
This web-page helps us better understand the concept of Tsunamis. We could analyze the effects of Tsunamis across the globe.  There are many different links throughout all the pages of the actual site.  Check out how the state of Oregon is being affected as we speak and the measures they are taking to prevent a major disaster.
http://sarvis.dogami.state.or.us/earthquakes/Coastal/HistoricTsunamis.htm
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583 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul, Mon 9/27/2004 10:14 AM
This site gives information on earthquakes and other natural disasters, and how to prepare for them.
http://www.glaciermedicaled.com/naturaldisaster.html
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584 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Wed 9/29/2004 1:57 PM
This website from the University of Florida talks about groundwater, and mentions groundwater springs in Florida, how they form underground caves, and how sinkholes occur.
http://waterquality.ifas.ufl.edu/PRIMER/h2o2.html#a7
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585 Posted by: Mario Campa, Thu 9/30/2004 1:48 AM
This web-page helps us better understand the concept of Tsunamis. We could analyze the effects of Tsunamis across the globe.  There are many different links throughout all the pages of the actual site.  Check out how the state of Oregon is being affected as we speak and the measures they are taking to prevent a major disaster.
http://sarvis.dogami.state.or.us/earthquakes/Coastal/HistoricTsunamis.htm
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586 Posted by: Dane Ireson , Thu 9/30/2004 12:37 PM
This site is about plate techtonics and the whole matters of how the earth is shifting. It has little animated examples of how these thing work. 
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html 
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587 Posted by: Dane Ireson, Thu 9/30/2004 12:56 PM
This website gives a look at most of the disasters in the lithosphere. It gives information about how and why they occur.
http://www.learn-hazard,s.org/3.php
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588 Posted by: Jonathan Gordon, Thu 9/30/2004 4:06 PM
This web site gives a great description of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.  It provides maps, pictures, and explanations that are very interesting. 
http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/fact-sheet/fs151-99/
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589 Posted by:  ,Paola Rodriguez, Thu 9/30/2004 8:13 PM
It is about the active debris in California
http://geology.wr.usgs.gov/wgmt/elnino/scampen/daily.html
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590 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 10/1/2004 7:25 PM
This website contains the reason as to why weather forecasters pick the names for hurricanes they do and this site also contains names of all the past hurricanes to hit miami, and tropical cyclone names for the upcoming years to come.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/reason.html
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591 Posted by: Hahn Eric, Fri 10/1/2004 8:49 PM
this site has many good links to volcanic activity. 
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/volcanoes.html
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592 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Fri 10/1/2004 10:59 PMThis website contains terminology of volcano,volcanic places in USA and even in Mars.
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~magd1496/
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593 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Fri 10/1/2004 11:05 PM
This is the website of Tokyo University earthquake institute.It has earthquake database,recent vocanic and earthquake activities and so on. . 
http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
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594 Posted by:   Sat 10/2/2004 1:55 AM
this site is about the hazardous of a volcano and the locations of disasterous one, and also hot spots. The also have a link where one can get pics of past eruptions.This site gives you a full detail discription of an eruption and why each one occurs.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Hazards/Where/WhereHaz.html
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595 Posted by:  , Sat 10/2/2004 1:58 AM
This site contains valuable information about debris flows which 
> include: mudslides, lahars, or debris avalanches. These are all common fast-moving landslides, which generally occur during periods of intense rainfall or rapid snowmelt. It shows you where in the United States it flows, which is mainly in the Western States.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-176-97/fs-176-97.html
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596 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Sat 10/2/2004 10:49 AM
This website gives warning and information about possible landslides triggered by hurricane Ivan.  The fact that the hurricane almost affected Miami makes this an interesting article. 
http://www.usgs.gov/public/press/public_affairs/press_releases/pr1924m.html
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597 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 10/2/2004 12:41 PM 

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/Domes/description_lava_dome.html
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598 Posted by: Perez, Francisco, Sat 10/2/2004 1:24 PM 

http://www.volcano.si.edu/index.cfm
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599 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez , Sat 10/2/2004 11:20 PM
TThis web site gives a brief explanation of tornadoes.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/guides/mtr/svr/torn/home.rxml
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600 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul, Sun 10/3/2004 1:45 PM

http://mistupid.com/geology/richter.htm
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601 Posted by:  , Michelle Mackhoul, Sun 10/3/2004 1:48 PM 
this website is all about earthquakes. It tells about the history of earthquakes, how and where they happen, what to do before, during, and after.  It also has a map showing the risk of seismic activity in the U.S. 
http://www.readinessinfo.com/eqmap1.shtml
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602 Posted by: Anais Llanes-Diaz, Sun 10/3/2004 9:32 PM 
This website shows a recent earthquake locating system
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/quakes/quakes.html
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603 Posted by: Anais Llanes-Diaz, Sun 10/3/2004 9:32 PM
his website defines landslides and mudflows, and gives information as to what to do during one of these events. 
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/landslides/
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604 Posted by: Grisel Okuma, Tue 10/5/2004 4:49 PM
I found this really good site on plate tectonics by NASA it gives a great, in detail description of the three different boundaries Ex; Divergent etc…
http://scign.jpl.nasa.gov/learn/plate4.htm
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605 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Tue 10/5/2004 6:03 PM 

http://www.drgeorgepc.com/TsunamiMegaEvaluation.html
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606 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Wed 10/6/2004 11:25 AM
This website offers a great amount of information on floods, including causes, prediction, preparation, and prevention. There's also links to pages such as the worst floods in history, case studies, and current events. The interactive page offers the option of simulating a flood.
http://library.thinkquest.org/C003603/english/flooding/index.shtml
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607 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Wed 10/6/2004 1:23 PM
This website is from the University is Southern California's Tsunami Research group. Here, one can find information on the phenomenon, reasearch currently being conducted at the university, video and animation, and a great world map with detailed information on most recorded tsunamis in the Pacific ocean.
http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/
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608 Posted by: Eric Hahn, Thu 10/7/2004 9:43 AM
this is a interesting page and has info about the historical impacts of Tsunami
http://www.tsunami.org/
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609 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Thu 10/7/2004 7:05 PM
This site explains the Cascadia Subduction Zone and gives further links regarding past events and future possibilities, i.e. tsunami generation.  The article is very informative.
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/cascadia.html
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610 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Thu 10/7/2004 8:38 PM
Underwater acoustic and hydrophone monitoring VENTs program working with the U.S. Navy to retreive information of seismic activity and undersea volcanos for prediction, research, and awarness. Currently actively collecting data that can be used to predict tsunamis by constant seismic activity monitoring. Undersea earthquakes and volcanic activity can be found for the Northern and eastern Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics.html
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611 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya, Fri 10/8/2004 5:53 PM
which is a government report about the Mississippi flood of 93.  It has an intro on the area, a damage report, and a rain table, among other things.  I figure it'll be helpful for anyone selecting that topic.
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/floods/papers/oh_2/great.htm
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612 Posted by: Pauline Sung, Fri 10/8/2004 10:49 PM
This website features, most importantly, an explanation on how earthquakes occur and a history of seismology. Other bonuses are accounts of famous earthquakes, a virtual rotating globe with earthquake locations, Java animations and static images to help explain earthquakes, an earthquake quiz, and links to other educational earthquake sites. 
http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/ics/understanding/
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613 Posted by: Perez, Francisco E., Sat 10/9/2004 1:33 AM
Great .pdf file of landslide information. A lot of what to do's and answers to questions about landslides.
www.disastereducation.org/library/public_2004/Landslides.pdf 
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614 Posted by: Mario Campa, Sat 10/9/2004 6:09 PM
This website allows us, living in Miami-Dade County, to realize the importance of floods.  The site explains how we should be prepared to face this natural disaster.  The links go deeper into the understanding and education we need to protect ourselves, personal belongings, and others we love.  There are also some great basic tips and facts that we should be informed about. 
http://www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/EMTOOLS/Severe/floods.htm 
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615 Posted by: Mario Campa, Sat 10/9/2004 6:09 PM
This website article explains the phenomenon of El Nino.  The scientic information and data is broken-down into less complex terminology.  The natural disaster is better explained to the general public.  We realize the importance of educating ourselves about this problem due to the fact that we read how Peru and other parts of the world are being affected
http://www.csa.com/hottopics/elnino/overview.html
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616 Posted by: Grisel Okuma, Sat 10/9/2004 9:28 PM
This is a good site to get information about the earthquakes that have occurred in California, how strong they were and what damage they did.
http://geopubs.wr.usgs.gov/fact-sheet/fs151-99/
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617 Posted by: Krizia Guerra, Sun 10/10/2004 5:17 PM
This site has everything you need to know about Flash Flooding. It includes a lesson plan for teachers and protection plans as well. Even a place for kids/students to do activities and learning with parents.
http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/flood/
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618 Posted by: Krizia Guerra , Sun 10/10/2004 5:22 PM
This site has everything you want to know about underlying geology in florida. Along with the history and particles/minerals in the area.
http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/geology.html
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3B 619 Posted by: Krizia Guerra , Sun 10/10/2004 5:30 PM
This site has all the information on the Mississippi River Flooding in 1993.  The topics include :Summary Introduction Causes of Flooding Weather Conditions Mississippi River System Modification of the Mississippi River Prevention – Adjustment People and the Flood Exercise. 
http://lists.uakron.edu/geology/natscigeo/lectures/streams/miss_flood.htm
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620 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Tue 10/12/2004 5:23 PM
Underwater acoustic and hydrophone monitoring VENTs program working with the U.S. Navy to retreive information of seismic activity and undersea volcanos for prediction, research, and awarness. Currently actively collecting data that can be used to predict tsunamis by constant seismic activity monitoring. Undersea earthquakes and volcanic activity can be found for the Northern and eastern Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans.
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/acoustics.html
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621 Posted by: Marlene Quincoces, Tue 10/12/2004 9:05 PM
This particular link offers GREAT information on Storm Surge Preparedness. It has affected areas and evacuation plans in place for the public to study.
http://www.floridadisaster.org/PublicMapping/
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622 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Wed 10/13/2004 10:16 PM
This website greatly illustrate Tsunami, landslides and other natural hazards at Pacific Northwest regions.
http://www.oregongeology.com/earthquakes/earthquakehome.htm
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623 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Wed 10/13/2004 10:31 PM
This website tells you how to build a hazard-resistent houses.They tested the sustainability of building materials and such.Maybe helpful to find how well your own home is. 
http://hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/00/000113.html
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624 Posted by: Eric Hahn, Thu 10/14/2004 4:51 PM
this site has info related to a potential tsunami that could affect us here in florida.
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/000503atlantictsunami/index_txt.html
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3B 625 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Fri 10/15/2004 6:21 AM
this website offers an alternative to flood control methods. Its a new and creative way to prevent damage to property during flooding. Much less time consuming than applying hundreds of sandbags and better for the environment. By placing a water inflated barrier available in all sizes around your property to prevent the flood waters from coming into your home. They  come as big as 8 ft high and are very cost effective. 
http://www.wippsystem.com/?src=overture
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626 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 10/15/2004 11:42 PM
This website gives information about how inland hurricane floods and explains past situations where floods have occured from specific types of hurricanes. It also includes tips on how to mitigate them.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hurricane/inland_flooding.html
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627 Posted by: Perez, Francisco E., Sat 10/16/2004 2:09 AM
Everything you need to know about flood preparedness.
http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/flooding_preparedness.html
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628 Posted by: Joseph, Sat 10/16/2004 9:52 AM
This website has information on a few natural disasters but it is very general, brief and to the point. It is not so much as common sense, but stuff that I feel is worth reading for this class.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/hurricbro.html
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629 Posted by: Jonathan Gordon, Sat 10/16/2004 10:49 AM
This site is all about tsunami research.  It includes modeling and forcasting, mapping efforts, past events and data, mitigation efforts, and many more 
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/
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630 Posted by:  Jonathan Gordon, Sat 10/16/2004 11:03 AM
This is a very interesting site about how volcanoes work.  It explains the dynamics of volcanoes, the different types and styles of eruptions, past events, and much more
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work
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631 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes , Sat 10/16/2004 2:20 PM 
I found this website when i was researching severe weather alerts.  You can sign up for their service and they will give you updates about weather 24/7.  I thought it was useful so i signed up!!
http://ww2.weatherbug.com/aff/default.asp?zcode=Z4120
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632 Posted by:     Marlene Quincoces, Sat 10/16/2004 4:59 PM
This website offers GREAT information on Hurricanes. It has survivor stories which are very interesting to read and can help if anyone is writting their essay on Hurricanes. It gives you information on "Inside the Storm" and different weather instruments used
www.miamisci.org/hurricane
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633 Posted by:  Daniel A. Ladino, Sat 10/16/2004 6:11 PM
Participation Forum Entry: The rainy season is not yet over so we must keep in mind of the potential threat of localized flooding.  This website provides pdf files that will inform the reader on the proper steps to prepare for a flood in one's area. 
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_585_,00.html
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634 Posted by:  Gladys Hernandez, Sat 10/16/2004 11:03 PM
This is a web site about hurricanes, basic hurricane safety actions, warnings, and links to many other websites which contain satellte images of storms.
http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/
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635 Posted by:  Mark Brown,Tue 10/19/2004 2:30 AM
This site is a pdf link to successful steps to follow in the case a tsunami occurs. This site is generated by FEMA
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazards/tsufs.pdf
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636 Posted by: Mark Brown,Tue 10/19/2004 2:35 AM
This site is from the department of health and human services and includes general information on landslides including statistical evidence on the yearly effects.
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/pdf/landslides.pdf
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637 Posted by:   Jhon Arbelaez, Wed 10/20/2004 1:55 PM
This website is set up by FEMA for kids. It's a great way for kids to learn about hurricanes, damage, and how to protect their homes and families. There are also great games which will teach them about disasters and ways to protect themselves, such as the Hurricane IQ quiz, and the Water Wind and Earth game.
 http://www.fema.gov/kids/hurr.htm 
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638 Posted by:   Jhon Arbelaez, Wed 10/20/2004 2:16 PM
This website offers tips on protecting yourself and proterty from damage done by lightning. Several links allow the reader to read on how to protect their homes, their families, their businesses, and for entire communities on how to protect themselves. There is even a link for kids to learn about the dangers of lightning and what to do in case of a lightning storm
 http://www.lightning.org/index.htm
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639 Posted by:   Alejandro Cartaya,Thu 10/21/2004 9:01 AM
An educational site about natural hazards such as, well, natural disasters, this site is an absolute MUST HAVE for the course.  I can't imagine projects like my papers without i
 http://www.naturalhazards.org/
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640 Posted by:   Anais Llanes-Diaz,Sun 10/17/2004 12:07 AM
This website sites recent floods and mitigation information.
 http://www.oup-usa.org/naturalhazards/meteorological/floods/mitigation.html
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641 Posted by:   Anais Llanes-Diaz, Sun 10/17/2004 12:07 AM
This website lists recent tsunamis in different parts of the world.
 http://omzg.sscc.ru/tsulab/
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642 Posted by: 
This site shows you the different categories of natural hazards that exists, and information about them. Also gives you link to news, and booklets.
 http://www.ema.gov.au/agd/ema/emaschools.nsf/Page/RWP9C7AAD8E2071158BCA256C5C007FE705?OpenDocument
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643 Posted by:   Alejandro Cartaya, Sun 10/17/2004 11:41 AM
This website has taken a study on floods, and has come to the conclusion that flood defences such as dams actually cause floods to become even worse, such as in the 1993 Mississippi Flood.  It is also one of the sources for my paper.
 http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=4770&channel=0
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644 Posted by:   Alejandro Cartaya,Sun 10/17/2004 11:47 A
This website has a very basic description of what floods are, as well as an extensive link library for flood information.  If nothing else, this website is useful for getting started on the 1993 flood paper.
 http://www.42explore2.com/flood.htm
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645 Posted by:   Alejandro Cartaya, Sun 10/17/2004 11:50 AM
This website is an educational website about floods designed for K-12 use.  However, it is useful in that it provides a lot of photography and fairly basic knowledge of flooding.  A pretty good starting point for studying floods.
 http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers/index.htm
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647 Posted by:  Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Sat 10/16/2004 11:41 A
This is a very informative website that deals with how destruction of our "wetlands" in Florida can lead to more flooding. It also has mitigation strageties and lots of links to other informative websites.
http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/wetlands.html
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648 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Sat 10/16/2004 1:39 PM
Major storms can cause elevated water levels in excess of 20 feet and offshore waves 40 feet high, and cause accelerated and modified evolution of beach nourishment projects. This website describes the planning for long-term shoreline stabilization by beach nourishment caused by the heavy winds and rain moving the sand away from the ocean. The website also shows different results from the beach nurishment projects. 
http://www3.csc.noaa.gov/beachnourishment/html/geo/storm.htm
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649 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Sat 10/16/2004 2:11 PM
The websites heading is Hurricane Impacts on the Coastal Environment but it gives specific facts about Hurricane Andrew. One such fact was that Hurricane Andrew is the most severe catastrophe in the Nation history. It also explains the eroding that is occuring in Louisiana. 
http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/hurricane/hurricane-txt.html
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650 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria,Sat 10/16/2004 2:53 PM
This site from Miami Dade County Environmental Resource Management has great information regarding flooding and Miami.
http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/derm/Water/stormwater_flood_protection.asp
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651 Posted by: Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Sat 10/16/2004 3:42 PM
government site with info on El Nino, large floods in the US, and Environmental Information System for the Upper Missisippi and Lower Missouri River Basins
http://www.usgs.gov/themes/flood.html
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652 Posted by: William Hites,Sat 10/16/2004 7:29 PM
This web site discusses predicting earthquakes based on probability instead of past quakes.
http://www.agu.org/revgeophys/aki00/node3.html#SECTION00021000000000000000
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653 Posted by: William Hites, Sat 10/16/2004 7:33 P
This site talks about the warnings of future volcanic erruptions.  It is still rare to give people a fair warning of erruptions, but it has happened. A volcanic erruption is preceeded by a change in gasses emitted, ground deformation, and change in earthquake activity.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Products/Warn/warn.html
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654 Posted by: 
This web site houses on-line information from a network of seismometers throughout Britain monitors seismic activity and provides the database for research and seismic hazard assessment - the prediction of ground motion parameters at the sites of vulnerable or high-consequence structures such as dams and nuclear power stations. Rapid information on significant earthquakes is provided 24 hours per day to a consortium of industrial and government departments. 
http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/
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655 Posted by: Javier Cantens, Mon 10/18/2004 1:12 PM
The Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC) Web Site describes the council, its mission, and its work. It includes a catalog of member states' earthquake preparedness and mitigation products, a membership database, WSSPC annual meeting abstracts, information about that conference, a calendar of related events, a "Public Policy Center," a "Tsunami Center," information about recent quakes, and copious links to other World Wide Web resources. WSSPC also offers a useful e-mail news service.
http://www.wsspc.org/
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656 Posted by: Tue 10/19/2004 10:54 AM
This website offers information on the natural disaster of Desertification. The good thing is the statistics and info in 3 different languages. The fact that since desertification isnt a widl know about natural disaster this is a great site to get up to date info.
http://www.fao.org/desertification/default.asp?lang=en
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657 Posted by: Tue 10/19/2004 11:04 AM
This web site has information on Tropical cyclones. The reason I think its sucha  great source is because it has info on cyclones not only in the Atlantic ocean, but also info on the Pacific, Indian, Arabic, Bay of Bengal. It has statistics and maps for all the aformentioned areas. 
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Tropical/
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658 Posted by: Heather Stahler, Tue 10/19/2004 7:06 PM
It give a lot of information about Hurricane Andrew. It gives information on all aspects of the disaster and also links for more information.  This includes a link for students and teachers.  There is a lot of information available for someone who is interested in this particular natural disaster.
http://www.noaa.gov/hurricaneandrew.html
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659 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 10/8/2004 5:23 P
This site contains information about the environmental impact of dredging.  Be sure to look at the links as well; those labeled "dredging and disposal" are particularly relevant to the course material.
http://www.ukmarinesac.org.uk/activities/ports/ph5_2.htm
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660 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Sat 10/9/2004 4:48 PM
Sanitation Connection is an Internet-based resource that gives you access to accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on technologies, institutions and financing of sanitation systems around the world.
http://www.sanicon.net/home.php3
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661 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Sat 10/9/2004 4:48 PM
The Energy Department's Fossil Energy organization is made up of about 1000 scientists, engineers, technicians and administrative staff.  The Office of Fossil Energy is responsible for several high-priority Presidential initiatives including implementation of the Administration's $2 billion, 10-year initiative to develop a new generation of environmentally sound clean coal technologies, the $1 billion FutureGen project to develop a pollution-free plant to co-produce electricity and hydrogen, and the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, both key emergency response tools available to the President to protect Americans from energy supply disruptions. 
http://www.fe.doe.gov/
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662 Posted by: Gustavo Lopez II,  Sat 10/9/2004 8:44 PM
Here is a website that talks about all the energy sources that are known to man. It includes the use of fossil fuils and it's alternatives, and it also speaks on the negatives and positives of using the different energy sources.
http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/fossil.htm
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663 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sat 10/9/2004 10:09 PM
This website will tell you everything you need to know about Natural gas.  "From Wellhead to Burner tip" to a comparison on Emission levels compared to COAL and OIL.
http://www.naturalgas.org/
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664 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sat 10/9/2004 10:37 PM
This article talks about how the world population will double in about 50 years. It also goes into details about how there will be a lack of resources (water and land) to sustain life for this huge population.
http://www.popco.org/irc/essays/essay-pimentel.html
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665 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Sun 10/10/2004 2:03 PM
This Science Daily website explains how acid rains may be a lot more damaging than originally once thought, by depriving the ecosystem of essential nutrients.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020710081619.htm
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666 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Sun 10/10/2004 2:03 PM
This website on the oil crisis shows interesting facts on the amount of oil barrels used each year by an average citizen in different countries, along with explanations of the growing oil crisis and global warming.
http://healthandenergy.com/oil_crisis.htm
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667 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Sun 10/10/2004 4:20 P
One of the worlds largest coal suppliers is looking to make the burning of coal more "environmentally friendly". Baseload electric plants are large complexes that run non-stop, primarily using coal, nuclear or oil as fuel. Natural gas is used primarily for peaking plants, which can be turned on and off quickly to meet sudden demands for electricity.  Though this is planned for the future, there thoughts are to make one by the year 2010. 
http://home.earthlink.net/~cevent/9-2-04_seeking_burn_coal_more_eviro_friendly.html
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668 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Sun 10/10/2004 4:29 PM
This article is about the severe shortage of girls in China.  Within the last two decades the numbers have decreased tramendously.  This is due to the "sex-selective" abortions that women have in China, the excess female infant mortality, and the neglect and mistreatment of girls before the age of three.  They would rather give birth to a boy because of the fact that they can provide work and money for the parents, more than that of a girl.  Although, I believe this to be horrific and gross. 
http://demography.anu.edu.au/jpr/abstracts.html#banister21-1
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669 Posted by: jennifer Wasmer, Sun 10/10/2004 4:37 PM
This article provides information about the plates and how they are moving.  Like the way that Japan and North America seem to be moving closer together, along with Hawaii as well.  It also talks about how the continents fit in cartain parts of the world, but not all.
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dp5/tecto.htm#co
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670 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Sun 10/10/2004 4:43 PM
This is a page from the Department of health and human services claiming the hazzards of mercury.  It can be hazzardous if inhaled, and also though the skin.  These hazzards can lead to breathing defects, headaches, cough, and even swollen teeth.  It also teaches employees how to keep themselves safe and how to stay away form these toxins. 
http://www.hgtech.com/HSE/mercury.htm
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671 Posted by: Giancarlo Buitrago, Sun 10/10/2004 6:00 PM
This page provides an excellent recycling directory throughout the internet with various sites that deal with in depth coverage of every single aspect of recycling
http://www.webdirectory.com/Recycling/
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672 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Mon 10/11/2004 6:44 PM
This is a really easy to read site about the impacts of mining and the resulting waste
http://islands.unep.ch/siemi3.htm
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673 Posted by: Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Mon 10/11/2004 8:29 PM
This link is part of the American Museum of Natural History.  It is discussing in particular the exhibition regarding diamonds.  It is very informative including how diamonds are formed, what they are composed of, mining information and technologies involving diamonds.
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/diamonds/
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674 Posted by: Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Mon 10/11/2004 8:32 P
his is the EPA link to "oil spills".  The site describes the EPA's program on prevention, preparation and response to oil spills.  It provides various links for more information on the three aspects of the program.
http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/
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675 Posted by:  Jennifer Wasmer, Tue 10/12/2004 5:38 P
This site is a journal article based on the use of depleted uranium weapons used by the United States and its possibly deadly out come.  I believe this to be very interesting.
http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2004/DU-Trojan-Horse1jul04.htm
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676 Posted by:  Sherman,  Tue 10/12/2004 8:44 PM
This website contends that the three main cycles which serve as an impetus behind all other earthly forces is the atmospheric cycle, the water cycle, and the rock cycle.  Includes useful illustrations.
http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_tech/node196.html
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677 Posted by:  Sherman,  Tue 10/12/2004 8:44 PM
This article addresses some very important environmental issues which affect Mexico City, the most polluted city in the world.  Also has some great links to related issues and organizations. 
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/mexenv.html
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678 Posted by: Sherman,  Tue 10/12/2004 8:44 PM
An AWESOME site which illustrates how landfills work and how they can be used as an energy source (methane).  Has great diagrams and pictures.
http://people.howstuffworks.com/landfill6.htm
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679 Posted by: Sherman,  Tue 10/12/2004 8:44 PM
Hydrogen as an energy source is currently considered one of the most viable alternatives to fossil fuels.  This organization vouches for the increased implementation of hydrogen.  Lots of useful information!
http://www.h2eco.org/
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680 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Wed 10/13/2004 6:01 PM
This site discusses the history, inner workings, and advantages and disadvantages of wind, solar, biomass, nuclear, and hydro sources of alternative energy.
http://cr.middlebury.edu/es/altenergylife/alternative_power_sources.htm
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681 Posted by: Yasmine Renard Thu 10/14/2004 9:12 PM
It basically tals about different strategies or approaches that are being researched about conserving energy by using every day resources.
http://api-ec.api.org/policy/index.cfm?bitmask=001001001000000000
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682 Posted by: Yasmine, Thu 10/14/2004 9:25 PM

http://imcg.wr.usgs.gov/panning/
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683 Posted by
This article is about the after effects of Hurrican Jean. Haiti has a lot of rehibilitation phsycally, naturally and spiritually. Although we "AMERICA" has an substatial amount of resources why not assist those that are in much more in greater need. Stocks of goods and non perishable items were shipped to Haiti as a form of initiation. I sincerly believe that if we all come together and join forces as a stong nation we would be much ,ore of a help to those that are in need such as .third world 
http://www.foodfirst.org/pubs/backgrdrs/archive/f96v3n3.html
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684 Posted by: Yasmine Renard, Thu 10/14/2004 9:53 PM
Recycling Waste is an excellent form of saving enegy. Take a look at this website 
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/recycle.htm
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685 Posted by: Corey Chase, Fri 10/15/2004 1:13 PM
This is a great website to track and watch hurricane progress in realtime. Infrared, and stills are available, as well as great helpful tips towards preparation and such. Really cool and helpful.
http://www.weatherunderground.com/tropical/
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686 Posted by: Corey Chase, Fri 10/15/2004 1:19 PM
Interesting site on the production of aluminum, and the components involved, including bauxite, alkali, limestone, water, coal, heavy oil and other fuels. Now I have a real understanding of Bauxite, and why my homeland of Jamaica cherishes bauxite so much!
http://www.chinalco.com.cn/english/aluminum_world/industry_trends_1.htm
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687 Posted by: Corey Chase, Fri 10/15/2004 1:24 PM
Really cool site regarding the history and usage of various metals over the span of the past 8000 years. Plus, its hosted by Carnegie Mellon=). Find out why gold has been used for jewelry making.
http://neon.mems.cmu.edu/cramb/Processing/history.html
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688 Posted by: Corey Chase, Fri 10/15/2004 1:29 PM
Check out the governments idea of nuclear waste disposal at their site.
http://www.nrc.gov/waste/hlw-disposal.html
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689 Posted by: Corey Chase, Fri 10/15/2004 1:34 PM
Wonder how coal and acid rain are related to one another? Check this out and find out why...
http://ks.essortment.com/acidraineffect_rqmz.htm
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690 Posted by: Corey Chase, Fri 10/15/2004 1:37 PM
Very interesting read from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the Three Mile Island. Scary stuff.
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html
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691 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 10/15/2004 6:11 PM
Site highlights the effects of acid rain on the environment.
http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/acidrain/effects/surfacewater.html
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692 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 10/15/2004 6:20 PM
The site compares coal energy with wind energy. It also gives the benefits and impacts of renewable energy.
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/health_and_environment/page.cfm?pageID=88
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693 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Sat 10/16/2004 10:55 AM
This website gives 15 geological categories of deposit types.  It also includes current proposals for uranium recovery from sea water, along with a World Atlas of uranium deposits
http://www.antenna.nl/wise/index.html?http://www.antenna.nl/wise/uranium/uod.html
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694 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sat 10/16/2004 11:20 AM
Here is a great site that teaches you everything you need to know (except the details ) on how Uranium is mined, processed, made into "fuel rods" and later reprocessed.
http://www.cogemalahague.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=cogema_en/home
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695 Posted by: Alek Demario,   Sat 10/16/2004 4:30 P
this site contains information about the oil and gas districs in california. it also has maps, laws and latest news regarding the issue of oil and gas in the sate. 
http://www.consrv.ca.gov/dog/
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696 Posted by: Alek Demario,   Sat 10/16/2004 4:30 P
this site has infromation about nuclear fission, the the nuclear fuel cycle and the environmental concerns. 
http://www.iclei.org/EFACTS/FISSION.HTM
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697 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Sat 10/16/2004 7:19 PM
This is a site about OPEC revenues. 
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/opecrev.html
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698 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Sat 10/16/2004 7:26 PM
This site can calculate your contribution to our pollution through your use of ener
http://www.cleanerandgreener.org/pollution-from-electricity.htm
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699 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Sat 10/16/2004 7:33 PM
This is a fun site about solar energy houses. 
http://www.eere.energy.gov/roofus/
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700 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sat 10/16/2004 10:51 PM
This is a helpful site that explains neclear power.
http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/nuclear.htm
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701 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sat 10/16/2004 10:57 PM
"The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuels". Talks about it's impact on the environment. Very informative.
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/health_and_environment/page.cfm?pageID=88
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702 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sat 10/16/2004 11:91 PM
This site is very informative and talks about resource exploitation, it's problems, and solutions.
http://www.reef.edu.au/contents/ps/fr_resource.html
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703 Posted by: Reynolds, Courtney, Sat 10/16/2004 11:04 PM
This sight contains some interesting information about strip mining and its effects
http://www.ems.org/mountaintop_removal/background.html
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704 Posted by: Reynolds, Courtney, Sat 10/16/2004 11:08 PM
This site contains tons of information about coal and also coalification. It also has some helpful pictures and figures.
http://earthsci.org/energy/coal/coal.htm
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705 Posted by: Reynolds, Courtney, Sat 10/16/2004 11:06 PM
This site talks about the population and how it's on the rise. Also talks about issues like lack of resources
http://www.globalissues.org/EnvIssues/Population.asp
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706 Posted by: Cardenas Dyanne, Sat 10/16/2004 11:10 PM
This site has some activities for students and teachers regarding fossil fuel.
http://fossil.energy.gov/education/
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707 Posted by: Cardenas Dyanne, Sat 10/16/2004 11:17 PM

http://web.mit.edu/nuclearpower/
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708 Posted by: Cardenas Dyanne, Sat 10/16/2004 11:20 PM
This site has information on earth resources and includes a link to some activities done by the foundation.
http://www.geosci.usyd.edu.au/centres/erf/
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709 Posted by: Reynolds, Courtney, Sat 10/16/2004 11:42 PM
This is the world nuclear association website. It has interesting information about the nuclear cycle
http://www.world-nuclear.org/education/nfc.htm
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710 Posted by: Kristi Bradshaw, Sun 10/17/2004 11:40 A
This website allows individuals to access information such as the number of barrels of oil and other energy sources imported and used by the USA daily. It also provides information about green house gases and the Kyoto protocol as well as other environmental issues which are related to energy
http://www.eia.doe.gov/environment.html
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711 Posted by: Babcock, Ric,  Sun 10/17/2004 8:24 P
This is the latest news concerning the Canary effect that Amphibian Extinctions Sound Global Eco-alarm. Their catastrophic decline serves as a warning that we are in a period of significant environmental degradation
http://www.enn.com/today.html?id=193
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712 Posted by: Giancarlo Buitrago, Sun 10/17/2004 10:25 PM
This website provides a general overview of how recycling steel and iron in the automotive industry by using old automobiles has risen in the recent years. we are also shown great graphs on nationwide recycling efforts.
http://www.recycle-steel.org/cars/
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713 Posted by: GUSTAVO LOPEZ, Mon 10/18/2004 3:48 PM
Here is a site that the EPA has that touches bases on every aspect of acid rain. It gives us the in 's and out's of it, and also gives links on programs the government has set up to regulate industry.
http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/acidrain/
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714 Posted by: Kristi Bradshaw, Mon 10/18/2004 9:03 PM
This website is very educational. It provides definitions of what alternative energy is and why it is important. It also allows us to explore the efficiency an diversity of alternative energy sources and their importance.
http://www.cc.utah.edu/~ptt25660/solar.html
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715 Posted by: Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Tue 10/19/2004 9:06 PM
The following web site is a great tutorial for education on water power.
http://www.osv.org/education/WaterPower/index.html
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716 Posted by: Michelle M. Wiley, Tue 10/19/2004 9:29 PM
this website  talks about the greenhouse effect and how it is used in the world.
 yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/Emissions.html
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717 Posted by: Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Tue 10/19/2004 9:43 PM
Great link for recycling information, recycling programs, energy conservation and other information important to saving our environment.
http://www.earth911.org/master.asp
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718 Posted by: Michelle M. wiley, Tue 10/19/2004 10:50 PM
This site provides information on the causes and effects of global climate change, and offers solutions to the problem. It includes fact sheets, reports and links to other global warming.
http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/
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719 Posted by: Michelle M. wiley, Tue 10/19/2004 10:56 PM
this site talks about global warming and the green house effect and how it  effects our climate.
http://www.solcomhouse.com/
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720 Posted by: Michelle M Wiley, Tue 10/19/2004 11:03 PM
This website talks about the production of coal, its prices, and where and how coal is found and produc
http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelcoal.html
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721 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell,  Fri 10/22/2004 2:38 PM
This site contains information about mining bauxite, recycling aluminum, and the environmental challenges regarding aluminum.
http://www.world-aluminium.org/default.asp
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722 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Tue 10/19/2004 8:27 PM
This site is about landslides in Japan.  Gives information on landslides in relation to Japan, current investigations, predictions, mitigation, and a track of recent landlides that have occcured.
http://www.tuat.ac.jp/~sabo/lj/
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723 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Tue 10/19/2004 8:40 PM
This web page is about lightning and lightning storms.  Give descriptions, predictions, strike types, and images.
http://www.chaseday.com/lightning.htm
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724 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Tue 10/19/2004 8:52 PM
This is an article about typhoons, and how global warming my cause them to become more severe.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/1998/02/13/NEWS3175.dtl
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725 Posted by: Jason Andrew Pardon, Thu 10/21/2004 3:18 PM
This website gives great detail on what hurricane centers use as in instruments for tracking a storm. Gives information on past surveys and survivors of hurricanes
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/
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726 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Fri 10/22/2004 9:05 AM
This website has some information that I found very interesting on the background of plate tectonics discovery, and how plate tectonics relate to the Earth's coral reef system.
http://cima.uprm.edu/~morelock/rfcontrols.htm
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727 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Sat 10/23/2004 2:22 AM
Since I did my essay on the Izmit earthquake, I did alot of research on the tectonic plates. This website gives helpful information about the tectonic setting of the Izmit earthquake, describing how the earthquake occured and why. 
http://www.ipgp.jussieu.fr/~lacassin/WebTecto/rech/tectorecherche/IzmitWEB/IzmitUK.html
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728 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Sat 10/23/2004 10:59 AM
This website has a lot of information on global warming and its effects on flooding, hurricanes, and how the impending climate changes are affecting our weather patterns. It has lots of useful information and links.
http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/global_warming/page.cfm?pageID=505
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729 Posted by: Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Sun 10/24/2004 1:57 PM
government site with info on El Nino, large floods in the US, and Environmental Information System for the Upper Missisippi and Lower Missouri River Basins
http://www.usgs.gov/themes/flood.html
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730 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Thu 10/28/2004 11:32 PM
The World Conservation Union, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC)has been assesing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to concentrate on those threatened with extinction, and therefore promote their conservation. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution of information on taxa that have been evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria.
http://www.redlist.org/
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731 Posted by: Christopher Mootoo, Sat 10/30/2004 1:33 PM
This software allows the normal computer user to track weather disturbances around the world. It is geared mostly towards hurricanes and tropical depressions and shows likely paths and estimated times of arrivals. Updates to the hurricane infomation is done directly from the program to the authors' servers. 
http://www.hurricanesoftware.com 
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732 Posted by: Vanessa Betance; Sat 10/30/2004 4:29 PM
I found this site that discusses general data regarding tsunamis and droughts. It also illustrates great pictures of huge tidal waves and a scenic view of a drought. This site also offers great links to other sites to further the investigation of tsunamis and droughts in detail. I found this site great because it was very informative and it was easy to read. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/naturaldisasters/tidalwaves.shtml
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733 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb,  Sat 10/30/2004 9:43 PM
This is an INCREDIBLE site filled with endless amounts of information regarding hurricanes in the Caribbean.  It has a historical analysis of the past 150+ years of hurricanes that have hit the area and over 1300 storm tracks. For anyone who is interested in this region of the world, here is a site that you will find crucial in understanding one of the major natural disasters that impacts the people of these islands. 
http://stormcarib.com/climatology/
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734 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma,  Sat 10/30/2004 10:21 PM
This website has some interesting information on lightning out in the sea. It goes into detail on what are the conducters of electricity, as well as how one can protect themselves if in a lightning storm while on a sailboat.
http://www.oceanpix.co.uk/sailing-lightning.htm
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735 Posted by: Javier Cantens,  Mon 11/1/2004 12:53 PM
The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI) Web site presents information about the association's structure, purpose, and programs, and about many of the association's members. It also offers a publication list, a list of safety recommendations for volcanologists and the general public, a list of upcoming conferences, and numerous links to other volcanology sites on the Web. 
http://www.iavcei.org/
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736 Posted by: Javier Cantens,  Mon 11/1/2004 12:53 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey offers this "Themes" page on geomagnetism and geomagnetic storms from the National Geomagnetic Information Center. It includes background information about the center, as well as numerous charts, publications, and other information and tools for studying and monitoring this phenomenon. 
http://geomag.usgs.gov/
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737 Posted by: Javier Cantens,  Mon 11/1/2004 12:53 PM
The web site of NOAA's Space Environment Center (SEC) is the "Official Source of Space Weather Alerts, Warnings, and Forecasts." The site provides on-line data, educational materials about space weather hazards, and descriptions of SEC projects and services. Most notably, it provides a "Space Weather Now" page at the second URL above with information on imminent or ongoing solar radiation storms, geomagnetic storms, and radio blackouts, as well as real-time information about solar and auroral activity. The page also links to separate pages for SEC user groups (navigation, radio, electric power, satellite operators, and the media).
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/SWN/
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738 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte, Wed 11/3/2004 11:09 AM
Participation Forum Entry: This website gives information as well as pictures on waterspouts. How they occur, where they occur, etc. I've found them fascinating since I grew up watching them along the key west coast, even saw 3 at one time.
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/apx/science/spouts/waterspouts.htm
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739 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte,  Wed 11/3/2004 12:44 PM
This Link is great. It's all about how lightning affects the human body as well as lightning stories of people that have experienced such events. As well as many other links.
http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/essd18jun99_1.htm
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740 Posted by: Jessica Lorin Stern, Thu 11/4/2004 5:42 PM
flash movie about storm surges
http://www.usatoday.com/graphics/weather/gra/gsurge/flash.htm
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741 Posted by: Jessica Lorin Stern,  Thu 11/4/2004 5:43 PM
a bill to reduce impacts of hurricanes, tornadoes, related hazards through reseach
http://www.theorator.com/bills108/hr2020.html
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742 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Sat 11/6/2004 2:17 PM
On the Whitehouse.gov website, I found a press relief about President Bush's response to Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne. The press relief provides all federal funding for the clean up and the rebuilt of the southeastern United States. It also mention the amount of temporary jobs that were created because of these disasters. Finally something good out of a disaster. 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/09/20040927-10.html
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743 Posted by: Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Sat 11/6/2004 3:22 P
The basics about tornadoes, tornado forecasting, tornado damage, tornado safety, historical tornadoes, tornado climatology spotting & chasing tornado research scientific references.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/
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744 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria, Sat 11/6/2004 5:25 PM
"Lightning- The Underrated Killer" I thought this would be educational since we live in the lightning capital of the US.
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/overview.htm
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745 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Thu 10/21/2004 6:23 PM
This site explains research being done into earthquake prediction using various measurements of occurrences in the lithosphere and hydrosphere. 
http://whyfiles.org/094quake/6.html
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746 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Fri 10/22/2004 3:05 PM
This website explains in detail how tornadoes are formed. If you follow the inks, there is great information on how thunderstorms develop and form supercells, which in turn cause tornadoes.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/svr/torn/home.rxml
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747 Posted by: Perez, Francisco, Fri 10/22/2004 4:44 PM
Archive of Past Hurricane Seasons. Archives by year with information on past tropical cyclones. Contains comprehensive information on each storm, including synoptic history, meteorological statistics, casualties and damages, and the post-analysis. 
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastall.shtml
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748 Posted by: Perez, Francisco E, Fri 10/22/2004 4:53 PM
Global Climate Change. All about atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere and global effects in this site.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/
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749 Posted by: Perez, Francisco E, Fri 10/22/2004 4:53 PM
This site contains solar databases for global change models. Solar radiation and other variants that have to do with the sun.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/stp/SOLAR/solarda3.html
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750 Posted by: Perez, Francisco E, Fri 10/22/2004 4:53 PM
In here you'll find information on everything you need to know about current wildland fires like prevention, response, etc.. 
http://www.nifc.gov/information.html
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751 Posted by: Terrence, Fri 10/22/2004 6:49 PM
This site talks about the volcanic activity in Australia, and shows how it is different due to plate tectonics in this region. Central volcanoes are capped by silica-rich trachyte and rhyolite lavas. Lava fields are formed by effusive eruptions with little explosive activity. Leucite suite refers to volcanoes that erupted lava and tephra containing the mineral leucite. These rocks are relatively low in silica and rich in potassium compared to most basalt. They also show you the locations of these three type of volcanoes existing in Australia.
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/australia/volc_australia.html
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752 Posted by: Terrence, Fri 10/22/2004 6:50 PM
This site shows you the different categories of natural hazards that exists, and information about them. Also gives you link to news, and booklets.
http://www.ema.gov.au/agd/ema/emaschools.nsf/Page/RWP9C7AAD8E2071158BCA256C5C007FE705?OpenDocument
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753 Posted by: Mario Campa, Sat 10/23/2004 7:44 PM
This web-site further enhances my collection of data on Hurricane Andrew.  Check out the links that are within the paragraphs to get information about what has been done ten years after Hurricane Andrew.
http://www.hurricaneville.com/andrew_gets_upgrade.html
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754 Posted by: Jonathan Gordon, Sat 10/23/2004 8:11 PM
This site is all about lightning.  It has many pictures and alot of information about lightning 
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg.shtml
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755 Posted by: Sat 10/23/2004 9:31 PM
 This site speaks all about lightning and its effects, it provides links to every question a person without scientific or any knowledge about lightning. This site is good for all, both young and old. 
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/owlie/anvil.htm
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756 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Sun 10/24/2004 5:37 PM
This site maps that atomospheric changes of our planet in detail in relation to global warming and oceanic events such as El Nino. The data is now two decades old and provides an interesting evaluation of our climatic changes in atmosphere through the year 1979 till present day. This is an important site for global warming disbelievers, the scientific data is there, all they have to do is look at it. 
http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/ghcc_cvcc.html
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757 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Sun 10/24/2004 5:48 P
Another interesting one. The effects of urbinization on our atomosphere, a case study.
http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/ghcc_ldsi.html
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758 Posted by: Mario Campa, Tue 10/26/2004 11:42 AM
This web-site is based out of Australia.  It focuses on the obervation of tornadoes, dust devils, whirl winds, water spouts, and land spouts.  It gives us a different point of view of tornadoes from an Australian angle.  The images throughout the web-site are very interesting!
http://australiasevereweather.com/techniques/moreadv/funnels.htm
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759 Posted by: Joseph Saenz, Tue 10/26/2004 12:26 PM
This webpage is made by a Dr. George P.C. who did research on Tsunamis and other natural disasters at the University of Hawaii and other government organizations. 
http://www.drgeorgepc.com/
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760 Posted by: Joseph Saenz, Tue 10/26/2004 12:29 PM
This website has information on a few natural disasters but it is very general, brief and to the point. It is not so much as common sense, but stuff that I feel is worth reading for this class.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/general/lib/hurricbro.html
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761 Posted by: Krizia Guerra, Tue 10/26/2004 1:13 PM
This site tells you all about different types of tornadoes and some short stories of what has happend with each type. 
http://www.chaseday.com/tornadoes.htm
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762 Posted by: Krizia Guerra, Tue 10/26/2004 1:16 PM
This site is a weather watch site and tells you everything from about the tornadoes to storm chasing, see a tornado, emergency preparations, and even ask weather experts. 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/tornado/
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763 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Tue 10/26/2004 5:12 PM
This is a fun interactive kids site from the Miami Museum of Science about hurricanes.  It teaches about instruments used to track storms, what the dynamics of a hurricane are, survival stories, hurricane survival kit, and discusses some "killer storms."  It is very kid friendly - something my children will enjoy.
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/hurricane0.html
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764 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Tue 10/26/2004 5:54 PM
This is another wonderful site for kids, parents and teachers regarding natural disasters.  There are many links to resources concerning school safety and curriculum suggestions for teachers to terrorism-related discussions and other current events.  It's a resource rich site full of helpful and interesting information.
http://www.fema.gov/kids/teacher.htm#about
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765 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya, Wed 10/27/2004 12:45 PM
This is a UN release about how the Chernobyl incident is still affecting people to this day.  I think this source has some pretty good data for people who will select that topic as one of their papers, as an example of what a nuclear disaster can do to an area where people live
http://home.wlu.edu/~goluboffs/260/Ukraine_chern.html
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766 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Thu 10/28/2004 8:16 PM
This is the website that tells you the mechanism of hurricane formation and so on.It is divided into Beginner,Intermediate and Advanced so that you can learn from very basic.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Atmosphere/hurricane/formation.html&edu=high
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767 Posted by: Sat 10/30/2004 2:11 AM
This site educates one on the natural disaster - Drought. it explains everything one will need to know about a drought, from what it is, its causes, types, and monitoring of them throughout the world.
http://www.kidslightning.info/zaphome.htm
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768 Posted by: Anais Llanes- Diaz, Sat 10/30/2004 3:17 PM
This website has a really interesting link to experience a virtual hurricane.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/home.rxml
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769 Posted by: Anais llanes- Diaz, Sat 10/30/2004 3:36 PM
This website talks about tsunamis, floods, and tidal waves.  It also talks about old occurences in detail, that happened a few years ago.
http://www.crystalinks.com/tsunami.html
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770 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Sat 10/30/2004 6:05 PM
This web site is pretty interesting due to the fact that you can click on any country of South America and it will give you information about the country's seismic activity.
http://www.eeri.org/lfe/south_america.html
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771 Posted by: Marlene Quincoces, Sat 10/30/2004 9:33 PM
This is a great link that I am submitting for the PF, it goes into explicit detail on what each Hurricane Category consists of. The wind speed, damage, and storm surge.
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml
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772 Posted by: Marlene Quincoces, Sat 10/30/2004 9:33 PM
The following website offers a good explanation of how tornadoes form to supplement the information on our class website.
http://www.tornadochaser.net/tornado.html
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773 Posted by: Marlene Quincoces, Sat 10/30/2004 9:33 PM
This link is an incredible tool for understanding the Fujita Scale and the different intensities of Tornadoes thier speed and potential damage.
http://www.tornadoproject.com/fujitascale/fscale.htm
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774 Posted by: Marlene Quincoces, Sat 10/30/2004 9:33 PM
The following web site offers a great map of Florida where lighting strikes. It is updated every 15 minutes and it shows the overwhelming amount of Lighting Events that Occur here in Florida. It is no wonder we are the lightning capital of the world.
http://www.maltese.net/lightning/
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775 Posted by: Marlene Quincoces, Sat 10/30/2004 9:33 PM
How does lightning stike? For a pretty good graphic detailing the process, follow the link.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/sfl-lightning-strikes.gif.graphic
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776 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sat 10/30/2004 11:04 PM
This website has cool pic's of tornados and lightning.
http://www.chaseday.com/chaseday5.htm
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777 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Sun 10/31/2004 12:26 AM
Paleotempestology the study of past climates and  catatrophic storms such as hurricanes can be found in the Earth's sediments. Evidences of major storms and the natural disasters induced by them are part of our geologic record. Using the radio carbon dating method the sediments have been found dating back to thousands of years. A scientific investigation using the past to answer questions about the furture
http://www.inqua2003.dri.edu/Press/84-9_Liu.pdf
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778 Posted by: Mario Campa, Sun 10/31/2004 10:48 PM
This website gives us a better understanding on lightning and atmospheric electricity.  This group of reasearchers' goal is to determine the relationship between the electrical characteristics of storms and precipitation, convection, and severe weather.  The different links go more in depth as to this beautiful natural disaster that affects us all. 
http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/
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779 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya, Mon 11/1/2004 5:01 PM
This is an educational website with an overview on tornadoes.  It includes a Fujita scale, an analysis of how the storms form, and what they can do.
http://www.mps.k12.nf.ca/technology/grassroots/2001/tornadoes/home.html
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780 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul, Mon 11/1/2004 10:47 PM
This website is about tornadoes. It explains the formation of tornadoes, the fujita scale, and what to do before, during, and after one.
http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/lab/2430/tornado.html
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781 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul,  Mon 11/1/2004 10:55 PM
This website contains tornado information.  It shows pictures of the different types including waterspouts, dust devils, gustnadoes, supercell tornadoes, and landspouts.
http://media.graytvinc.com/documents/types+of+tornadoes.htm
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782 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Wed 11/3/2004 9:12 PM
This website explains clearly typhoon and hurricane.Besides it provides hurricane forecasts,updated latest info,and a thousands of links that explains coriolis effect,atmospheric mechanism and so on. 
http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/coriolis/hurricanes.html
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783 Posted by: Paola Rodriguez,Thu 11/4/2004 11:17 AM

http://www.centennialofflight.gov/2003FF/lightning/types.html
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784 Posted by:  Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/5/2004 2:52 PM
This site contains the many types of earthquakes in the world and the effects it has on us. This site also includes quizzes, experiments that can be made and pictures of and about earthquakes
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002319/earthquakes.htm
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785 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/5/2004 3:01 PM
This site contains information on how Twisters and Hurricanes work, move and the damages they cause. Within the site there are other sites included such as damages and deaths caused by tornadoes and hurricanes. 
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/index.html
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786 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/5/2004 3:11 P
This site contains information on Acid Rain. It contains information on what causes acid rain, how its measured, pictures of scales, what are its effects and ways we can reduce it. It even has experiements and activities for students to work on.
http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/acidrain/
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787 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/5/2004 3:23 PM
This site contains all the information you need to know about ozone depletion. It gives you basic information about what the ozone really does and indepth information as to if the ozone will ever recover and more.
http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/q_a.html
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788 Posted by: Perez, Francisco E, Sat 11/6/2004 1:26 AM
A preparedness guide for tornadoes and everything you need to know about them. Formations, safety, etc.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/NWSTornado/
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789 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 11/6/2004 4:57 PM
This website was informative on cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes since I was unable to access some of the websites links.  It has lots of great links about hurricane preparedness and shutters also.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/A1.html
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790 Posted by:  Cathleen Dykes, Sat 11/6/2004 5:12 PM
This website is awesome, it has lots of great hurricane info from a reputable source.  It explains all aspects of a hurricane in understandable detail.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/whatshouldido.shtm#during
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791 Posted by:  Krizia Guerra, Tue 10/26/2004 1:16 PM
This site is a weather watch site and tells you everything from about the tornadoes to storm chasing, see a tornado, emergency preparations, and even ask weather experts. 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/tornado/ 
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792 Posted by:  Cathleen Dykes, Sat 11/6/2004 5:58 PM
This website broke the saffir simpson scale in a way that was easy to understand and very clearly states all the different categories and their effects.  It was useul in completing the assignment.
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/scales/saffir.html
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793 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul, Sat 11/6/2004 6:27 PM
This website answers frequently asked questions about hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones. 
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqA.html
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794 Posted by: Sat 11/6/2004 6:29 PM
This site talks about weather in Florida and this paticular picture shows how many, if any, lightning events that are taking place.
http://www.floridaforecast.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/FloridaForecast.woa/wa/page?componentName=LightningStrikes
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795 Posted by: Michelle Mackhoul,  Sat 11/6/2004 6:40 P
This website answers frequently asked questions about lightning, and has a thunderstorm menu as well.
http://www.lightningstorm.com/tux/jsp/faq/index.jsp
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796 Posted by: Anais Llanes- Diaz, Sat 11/6/2004 7:32 PM
This website talks about the relationship between humans and lightning. 
http://www.edwardwillett.com/Columns/lightning&humans.htm
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797 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino,Sat 11/6/2004 9:22 PM
This website provides technical liturature about hurricane dynamics.
http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/research/weather/hurricane.html
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798 Posted by: Jonathan Gordon,  Sat 11/6/2004 10:20 P
This site is about the wild fires in Southern California.  It contains a alot of interesting pictures. 
http://fire.textamerica.com/
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799 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Sun 11/7/2004 6:36 PM
This website mentions and explains the different lightning types.
http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/~browk26/index1.html
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800 Posted by: Grisel Okuma, Mon 11/8/2004 12:06 PM
an internet site from an individual contractor company called Vertec that explains all the different ways to stabilize slopes. 
http://www.verteccontractors.biz/services/displacement.htm
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801 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Mon 11/8/2004 1:59 PM
This great website, mantained by the Department of Geology at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, offers tons of information on asteriod impacts which have affected out planet. Their database let's the user search through crater impacts all over the world by name, location, or diamete
http://www.unb.ca/passc/ImpactDatabase/index.html
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802 Posted by: Mark Brown, Mon 11/8/2004 4:47 PM
This website provides many quick facts about lightning in terms of cause, structure and types
http://www.stormwarn.com/rants/lightning.html
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803 Posted by: Mark Brown, Mon 11/8/2004 4:57 PM
This link is for Florida disaster.org and documents the occurence of tornadoes in Florida by seasons, frequency and intensity.
http://www.floridadisaster.org/hwa/tornadoes.htm
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804 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya,Mon 11/8/2004 5:00 PM
This is a release from NOAA recategorizing Andrew as a Cat. 5 storm, not the cat 4 storm that we were all told it was back in 1992.  I think it is important for everyone to know this before they start working on their papers.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/andrew.html
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805 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Wed 11/10/2004 3:13 AM
This website is UNCCD,United Nations Convection to Combat Desertification.It describe desertification problems of all over the world.PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO GET THE ENTIRE VIEW.Cover page tells you nothing. 
http://www.unccd.int/cop/cst/experts/individualDetails.php?id=240
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806 Posted by: Thu 11/11/2004 5:01 PM
Very fascinating article regarding the desertification of Bejing that is occurring.  The people are under state orders to plant five trees a day and sell all their animals as they are destroying the vegetation.  An hill that was once a favored hunting ground for the royal family is now nothing more than a sand dune.
http://www.gluckman.com/ChinaDesert.html
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807  Posted by
This site was sent by a student in GLY3034, I think it is of interest to all of you. I am forwarding to you all because it can not be posted in the PF. It is from a new media. 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3293947.stm
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808 Posted by: Mario Campa, Sat 11/13/2004 10:35 AM
This website talks about the dangers of Forest Fires and how they affect our local and global environment.  The statistics are incredible plus the site explains the pros and cons of Forest Fires.  Other key elements found throughout is how we can prevent and mitigate this disast
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/forestfire1.html
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809 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Sat 11/13/2004 8:36 PM
This website gives in detail the event of the Mississippi Flood of 1993
http://lists.uakron.edu/geology/natscigeo/lectures/streams/miss_flood.htm
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810 Posted by: Giancarlo Buitrago, Sat 10/23/2004 5:52 PM
This website provides interesting information on the problems which acid rain produced in Canada and provides an excellent solution on whats being done to fight the war against acid rain. 
http://www.ec.gc.ca/acidrain/ 
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811 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sat 10/23/2004 7:06 PM
This is an interesting site about how metals are found in nature. It also goes and explains how they are formed.
http://www.icmm.com/industry_questdetail.php?rcd=8
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812 Posted by: Kristi Brashaw, Sat 10/23/2004 9:45 PM
This website discusses the abundant metals such as the most abundant meal aluminum and iron and how they are extracted and used in today’s society. 
http://www.courseworkbank.co.uk/coursework/extraction_metals_1726/
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813 Posted by: Aimee Elliott, Sun 10/24/2004 1:00 A
This site has information pertaining to the history, production, application of aluminum, in addition to other interesting links.
http://www.world-aluminium.org/
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814 Posted by:  Babcock, Ric, Sun 10/24/2004 12:39 PM
This website provides up-to-date news, concerning renewable energy sources up-to-date news, concerning renewable energy sources
http://energy.sourceguides.com/news.shtml
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815 Posted by:   Alejandro Sierra, Sun 10/24/2004 1:16 PM
Interesting site on different waInteresting site on different ways to recycle for oil and other – Turkey parts used for light oil?
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/2003/Anything-Into-Oil1may03.htm
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816 Posted by:  Yasmine Renard, Mon 10/25/2004 9:32 AM
This website discuss the different factors fo how the environmet can be effecected and what can we do to help preserve the earth we are living in now.
http://www.eetcorp.com/environmental/index.htm?source=Overture
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817 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Mon 10/25/2004 6:04 PM
The following website is a page dedicated to all the aspects of the steel industry, from the government aspects to the technology and research of steel.
http://www.steel.org/hotlinks/
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818 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Mon 10/25/2004 6:08 PM
This website and the sites homepage is a way to acess the worlds countries and what minerals are produced in each, here is Brazils and information about Tin deposits.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/br.html
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819 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Tue 10/26/2004 3:20 PM
The following site is based on the USGS statistics of nickel deposits, it also shows the various statistics and information of many kinds of minerals if you browse aroun
http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/nickel/index.html#mis
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820 Posted by: Michelle M. Wiley, Wed 10/27/2004 2:33 AM
i thought this site was interesting because it talks about Paleo perspective on global warming.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/home.html
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821 Posted by: Michelle M. Wiley, Wed 10/27/2004 2:45 AM
I thought this site was interesting because because it talks about the danger of global warming,the diversity communication in the global economy, and how soccer players help out with the fight for global warming 
http://www.satglobal.com/
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822 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Thu 10/28/2004 1:48 PM
This website contains research for development of exploration strategies for large-scale blind ore deposits.  It shows the use of different survey methods 
and their progress. 
http://unit.aist.go.jp/georesenv/English/project/ore_depo.html
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823 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Thu 10/28/2004 2:18
This website contains several different types of alloys, their compo PMstions, and their applications.  It also describes ferroalley production facilities and their jobs.
http://www.lsm.co.uk/a&p.htm
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824 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 10/29/2004 12:49 PM
This site contains information about the environmental impact of dredging.  Be sure to look at the links as well; those labeled "dredging and disposal" are particularly relevant to the course material.
http://www.ukmarinesac.org.uk/activities/ports/ph5_2.htm
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825 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 10/29/2004 1:25 PM
This site contains general information, history, properties, and uses for rare earth elements (REE).  It also includes links to view sites with further information on REE
http://osoon.ut.ee/~hahha/re/index.html
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826 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Fri 10/29/2004 8:14 PM
This is an interesting site that talks about how lead is found in the environment.
http://www.deh.gov.au/atmosphere/airquality/lead/environment.html
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827 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Sat 10/30/2004 12:00 AM
This is about the process of making steel and Iron. 
http://www.sunilsteel.com/manufacturing_process.htm
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828 Posted by: Aimee Elliott, Sat 10/30/2004 1:57 AM
The site was recommended by the USGS it contains historical information about the mineral chromium, the geography of the chromite ore, and its significance in our health.
http://www.chromium-asoc.com/chromium/frame.html
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829 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sun 10/31/2004 4:43 PM
Here is a website that teaches you how gold is madeinto bar and uses of gold and silver, the site is fromthe National Mining Association.
 http://www.nma.org/technology/gold_production.asp
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830 Posted by: Babcock, Ric; Thu 11/4/2004 9:46 AM
This site tells of mounting endangered species list dueThis site tells of mounting endangered species list due to the changingg climate of the earth. Also what we can do to help to the changingg climate of the earth. Also what we can do to help
http://www.climatechangeconnection.org/pages/wildlife.html
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831 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Sat 11/6/2004 12:39 PM
Information on fertilizer and chemical minerals
http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~pbrown/g410/fertilizer/fertilizer.html
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832 Posted by: Giancarlo Buitrago,  Sat 11/6/2004 9:25 PM
The Tenke Fungurume corporation is one of the largest Cobalt and Copper miners in the world, their website provides in depth information of daily Cobalt extraction from the world and their mines.
http://www.tenke.com/s/CopperCobaltDeposit.asp
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833 Posted by: Babcock, Ric; Tue 11/9/2004 10:13 AM
Here is a website containing information concerning the growth of water floridation programs in the United States.  From this site, one can see the staus of water systems in various sdtates and the statical results of this treatment in cities water supplies.
http://www.cdc.gov/nohss/FSGrowth_text.htm
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834 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Tue 11/9/2004 2:28 PM
The website contains several different types of fertilizers including potassium, sulfur, and nitrogen.  Along with their description comes interesting pictures and their applications.
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/pbfiles/PB1637.pdf
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835 Posted by: Aimee J. Elliott, Wed 11/10/2004 4:47 PM
The FADINAP was established in 1978 to provide assistance to the developing countries of the region in their efforts to increase food production by supporting the development of an efficient and effectively functioning fertilizer sector in Asia and the Pacific region. 
http://www.fadinap.org/
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836 Posted by: Kristi Bradshaw, Thu 11/11/2004 9:49 P
This website explains how to apply fertilizers accurately to prevent environmental
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_HS161
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837 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 11/12/2004 5:21 PM
This site give information on mining hard minerals.
http://cima.uprm.edu/~morelock/reshard.htm
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838 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Sat 11/13/2004 10:58 PM
This is an interesting website about the chemical properties of minerals.
http://www.minerals.net/resource/chemical.htm
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839 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sat 11/13/2004 11:43 PM
This website from the Union of Concerned Scientists talks about Industrial agriculture and their environmental costs etc.
http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_environment/sustainable_agriculture/page.cfm?pageID=350
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840 Posted by: Babcopck, Ric,  Sun 11/14/2004 8:52 AM
Here is a site that tells to endangered and threatened species on earth
http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/information/insight/ 
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841 Posted by: Kristi Bradshaw, Thu 11/11/2004 9:49 PM
This website discusses the mining whic takes place int eh "copperbelt". It discusses both the metals adn stones which are mined there.
 http://www.zambia-mining.com/economicright.html
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842 Posted by
This is an MSNBC article on the on-going eruptions of mt. st. Helen. Great pictures as well as an in-depth article on the reasons and affects on the local area.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6251634/
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843 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte,Tue 11/9/2004 3:05 PM
This site informs on anything that has had to do with our planet earth as well as many links and quizes.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/planetearth/wildfire_images_000811.html
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844 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte, Tue 11/9/2004 3:05 PM
This site is about Biology and quite informative. Has many links as well as many tests on different subjects.Enjoy!!
http://www.sirinet.net/~jgjohnso/biologyI.html
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845Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma,Tue 11/9/2004 3:06 P
This website has information on lots of things we have covered in this class, and direct and indirect effects on the environment. More importantly, it has links on what we can do to be more proactive in keeping our environment more stable for the future.
http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/envfacts/index.htm
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846 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte,Tue 11/9/2004 3:08 PM; Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Sat 11/20/2004 12:30 PM; terrence.madhosingh,Sat 11/20/2004 9:27 PM
This site has a wide range of links and information on extinction on the past as well as future. It informs you as well on how to try to prevent future extinction.
http://www.well.com/user/davidu/extinction.html
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847 Posted by: Tue 11/9/2004 3:52 PM
This particular site has information on the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster. It is awesome and iw as able to use it on my essay. I liked it because it gave me information on a topic i knew little about. It also has a detailed bibliography which allowed me to find even more sources of info for this topic. 
http://www.infoukes.com/history/chornobyl/gregorovich/
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848 Posted by: Jason Pardon-Fri 11/12/2004 11:43 AM
This site lets you know how to prevent wild fires and how you can be safe when dealing with fires. Smokey makes sure safety comes first.
http://www.smokeybear.com/
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849 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb,Fri 11/12/2004 2:56 PM
This website has a great amount of information on desertification. The section in it which I found to be the most interesting was the “Documents” link. In it you will find all sorts of neat maps and statistics, videos, photos, and text documents on different areas in the world that are experiencing desertification.
http://www.fao.org/desertification/default.asp?lang=en
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850 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb,Fri 11/12/2004 2:57 PM
Do you love trees? If you do, then this is the website for you. It is a lot of fun with many pictures but can be very educational. It offers detailed information on dozens of commonly planted landscape trees that grow throughout the United States. Also, you will find information on height and spread, soil and sun requirements, leaves and fruit, history, wildlife habitat, and more. Plus, if you become a member they send you 10 free trees!
http://www.arborday.org/index.cfm
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851 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Fri 11/12/2004 2:58 PM
“Dr. Global Change" is a reference service that assists users in finding data and information concerning changes to the global environment. It focuses on climate change, composition of the atmosphere, global carbon cycle, global water cycle, changes in ecosystems, and how humans affect global change. You can ask them a question and they will respond back within 3 days or you can look in their achieves where they have previously asked questions. 
http://gcrio.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/gcrio.cfg/php/enduser/home.php
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852 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Fri 11/12/2004 2:59 PM
This site is about the “The Sierra de Atapuerca” which is an isolated hill of Cretaceous limestones in the Northern part of Spain. Due to the importance of the palaeontological Pleistocene sites, it has been declared a Human Heritage site by UNESCO.  Since 1978, three sites (Sima de los Huesos, Gran Dolina and Galería) have been excavated by several research institutions, yielding one of the best collections of human remains and tools in the world belonging to two different hominid species: Homo antecessor (800.000 yrs BP) and Homo heidelbergensis (300.000 yrs BP). The website contains about 1400 files, several hundred medium-high resolution images, several QuicktimeVR panoramas of the sites, 3D models of pelvis and crania of Homo heidelbergensis, and almost one hour of video in high resolution mpg format. 
http://www.ucm.es/info/paleo/ata/english/
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853 Posted by: Anilen Abad-Holcomb, Fri 11/12/2004 3:00 PM
I have been living in the state of Florida for most of my life and was not aware of the amazing springs located throughout our state. This site gives you lots of information on what exactly is a spring, what animals live in them, where they are located, and about all the activities you can do in them, such as snorkeling, cave diving, canoeing, etc. I am going to make a point of visiting one of these magical places in the near future and I hope you do too. 
http://www.floridasprings.org/
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854 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Fri 11/12/2004 6:57 PM
On the FEMA website, they have a link about floods. In this link, they describe what are the hazards of floods along with what a person should do in the case of a flood. Such examples are what to do before a flood, during the flood and after the storm. Also the website has links to risk reduction programs such as National Flood Insurance Program.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/floods/
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855 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Sat 11/13/2004 8:36 PM
This site gives general information on flash floods, it describes danger zones and hazards as well. 
http://www.avertdisasters.org/html/flood.html
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856 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Sat 11/13/2004 8:41 PM
This is a website that gives several tips as to how to stay safe during a flash floods.
http://www.tuscoema.org/flashflood.html
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857 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Sat 11/13/2004 8:45 PM
This site gives general information on flash floods, as well as, community preperation, what do to before, during, and after, utilties and safety inspections for a flash flood.
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=225
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858 Posted by: Tarkeysha Foster, Sat 11/13/2004 8:49 PM
This site gives information on winter hazards, such as blizzards and snow storms.  They also give links to information on winter weather preparedness, tips on how to stay healthy in extremely cold weather, how to make a survival kit for severe winter weather, and etc.
http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~disaster/winter/ws_cont.html
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859 Posted by: Christopher Mootoo, Sat 11/13/2004 11:30 PM
Here is an interactive map showing the seismic activity of the world with emphasis placed on the earthquakes.
http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/current/world.html
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860 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria; Sun 11/14/2004 4:05 PM
This website is from The European Nuclear Society and gives a comprehensive information on nuclear power. 
http://www.euronuclear.org/info/energy-uses.htm
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861 Posted by: Stern, Jessica, Lorin, Sun 11/14/2004 11:13 PM
Here's some 'local' information from central Florida regarding the pounding of waves on the already eroding beaches.
http://www.local6.com/weather/3910699/detail.html
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862 Posted by: vanessa betance, Tue 11/16/2004 1:03 PM
This particular website is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and it entails information regarding the cause, effects, and formations of hurricanes. It also provides resourceful links to inform people of the different precautions one should be made aware of. The links provided give up to date information.
http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/
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863 Posted by: Vanessa Betance; Tue 11/16/2004 1:17 PM
This website offers extensive information and data in regards to forest fires. It offers interesting information not only on the catastrophic details, but it also touches the benicial aspects of forest fires. This website also offers links to other sites that offer information on particular states where forest fires are most often occured in. 
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/forestfire1.html
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864 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria; Wed 11/17/2004 9:16 AM
This website is from the National Interagency Fire Center, it is a great resource on fire prevention and education.
http://www.nifc.gov/preved/
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865 Posted by: Heather Stahler, Wed 11/17/2004 9:50 AM
It gives a clear definition of desertification and also how Canada is try to combat desertification globally and locally.  There is a link for teachers and youth. 
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/desertification-e.htm
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866 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria;Fri 11/19/2004 11:04 AM
Learning about the importance of the Coral Reef Ecosystem in another class, I thought the class might find the website for the National Coral Reef Institute interesti
http://www.nova.edu/ocean/ncri/
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867 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria;  Fri 11/19/2004 11:38 AM
The following is the link to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Portal (NASA). Although, this has tons of interesting information, there were two specific articles of interest here: under LIFE ON EARTH dated 11/04: A NEW WORLDWIDE CORAL REEF LIBRARY CREATED and under EXPLORING THE UNIVERSE dated 11/12: OPPORTUNITY TO "BACK OUT" OF CRATER which is regarding The Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
http://www1.nasa.gov/home/
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868 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria;  Fri 11/19/2004 12:30 PM
This is the website to The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency new program, The Methane to Markets Partnership, to help reduce global emissions of greenhouse gas.
http://www.epa.gov/methanetomarkets/
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869 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria; Fri 11/19/2004 1:01 PM
Reading about The Love Canal, the Superfund Law caught my attention. The following is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's link to Title 42, Chapter 103: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). Besides the actual law, this link has information on how this law works.
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/action/law/
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870 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria; Fri 11/19/2004 2:41 PM
This website from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management has great information on public lands in the United States. This includes information on how they are used and maintained.
http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm
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871 Posted by: Velazquez, Silvia Maria; Fri 11/19/2004 3:25 PM
The following is a link to the San Diego Natural History Museum's GEOLOGIC TIME LINE. This includes geological and life forms development.
http://www.sdnhm.org/fieldguide/fossils/timeline.html
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872 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Sat 11/20/2004 11:28 AM
The following website is about the effects of typhoons on urban trees in Hong Kong. It describes why urban trees are more "liable" to damage done by a typhoon. The lack of adequate soil volume and the poor soil quality are the main reason for such damage to trees. On the brightside there are preventive measures such as selecting the right species and planting them at prepared sites. 
http://www.greenfun.org.hk/eng/articles/2003/2003_10_jim.asp
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873 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma,  Sat 11/20/2004 12:35 PM
This article discusses how the same greenhouse gases that may make earth uninhabitable someday may be able to thaw Mars enough to make it "livable" for humans.
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast09feb_1.htm
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874 Posted by: Wed 11/24/2004 8:00 PM
This website offers alot of different info on evolution. Its not like a journal or anything but has great links which ofefr as proof for many of the statements. 
http://www.evolutionhappens.net/
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875 Posted by: Wed 11/24/2004 8:03 PM
This web site gives your info as well as pictures on how forest fires affect the people of souther california. The pictures are pretty much taken by regular people and their are articles writtne by people and scholars. Great resource for forest fire info
http://fire.textamerica.com/
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876 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Sat 11/27/2004 11:22 AM
This website deals with the use of alternative methods of energy. It gets into detail with each type of alternative, and why it is important to take these methods into consideration.
http://www.cc.utah.edu/~ptt25660/tran.html
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877 Posted by: Sat 11/27/2004 12:42 PM
Very good science based site that outlines the causes of a drought. Very good reference and structure
http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/sw/changes/natural/drought/
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878 Posted by: Jermaine Marlon Rowe, Sat 11/27/2004 12:43 PM
The idea behind this website is simple: gather as much information about the environment as possible, and deliver it to as many people as possible. It dedicates bringing environmental information to the widest possible audience. Although specifically target high school to university students and teachers, anyone can benefit from a stroll through their collection.
http://www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/
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879 Posted by: Sat 11/27/2004 12:43 PM
Site states that not all forest fires are bad and details the various ecosystems that thrive because of them. The site is somewhat trivial in nature but very informative.
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/forestfires/
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880 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso,  Sat 11/27/2004 3:59 PM
The website talks about the damage Hurricane Andrew did on the Florida Everglades. The damage was evident by areas of felled trees and stripped vegetation. Also it describes a possible long term affect caused by the high winds distributing the seeds of aggressive, nonnative vegetation that can threaten native species. Lastly most of the wildlife seemed to have survived. 
http://www.americanparknetwork.com/parkinfo/ev/pres/storms.html
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881 Posted by: Christopher Mootoo,Sat 11/27/2004 5:48 PM
This site has articles and satellite maps of the ozone layer hole. It shows the size over the years and includes research done around the world.
http://www.theozonehole.com/ozonehole2004.htm
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882 Posted by: Paola Rodriguez, Tue 11/16/2004 5:45 PM
The link below is to a site that explains the goods and evils of forest fires.  It contains links to different organizations that study forest fires.
http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/46.html
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883 Posted by: Wed 11/17/2004 3:05 PM
This is a good site to get information about hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones. What makes them different and what makes them the same.
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
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884 Posted by: Wed 11/17/2004 3:12 PM
This site has great explanations all the different types of mass movement. Includes Diagrams.
http://earthsci.org/geopro/massmov/massmov.html
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885 Posted by: Wed 11/17/2004 3:22 PM
Great site on the Tsunami International Information Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/itic/
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886 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez,   Thu 11/18/2004 9:31 PM
This is an interesting article on desertification and its impact here in the United States. 
http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/sahara.htm
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887 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Thu 11/18/2004 9:55 PM
This website explains the origin of life and evolutionary step of life on earth.It also talks about extraterrestrial origin of life.
http://www.resa.net/nasa/xlife_intro.htm
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888 Posted by: Fri 11/19/2004 1:12 AM
this link is picture news article from the bbc which talks about a list recently released which has over 15,000 species as endangered.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/sci_nat_iucn_red_list_of_threatened_species_2004/html/1.stm
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889 Posted by: Fri 11/19/2004 5:50 PM
The following is a pretty decent account of the "El Niño" hype in 1998. It has various links to help determine what excatly El Nino is responsible for, what the global effects are and what it means for different regions.
http://www.folksonline.com/folks/hh/tours/elnino.htm
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890 Posted by: Fri 11/19/2004 5:50 PM
This page really helps to describe the Sahel disaster and the "remedy's that have been suggested. He goes into the problems in defining Desertification and Desertization. It is an opinion web site but it really helped me understand the Sahel Disaster better.
http://www.rimbaud.freeserve.co.uk/miguel.html
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891 Posted by: Fri 11/19/2004 5:50 PM
The folling link is a professors lecture notes for his class on "Man-Induced Desertification" I thought it to be informative for this chapter.
http://www.unu.edu/unupress/lecture12.html
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892 Posted by: Fri 11/19/2004 5:50 PM
This is a press release for the United Nations and their Combat on Desertification. It has different topics it covers on the disaster and ways the UN is helping
http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/pressrel/showpressrel.php?pr=press01_06_04
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893 Posted by: Sat 11/20/2004 6:17 PM
This site is very informative on how to fight wildfires before they start.. It shows how land managers use interactive software that allows THEM to Burn virtual trees and therefore choose the best methods for reducing the risk from forest fires before they even 
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast28aug_1.htm
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894 Posted by: Sat 11/20/2004 6:17 PM
This is actually a news article that really helped me understand the effects of the environmental impacts of the Mexican Fires. The link on our class website did not work so this one helped to answer the assignment questions to a pretty good extent.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/jan-june98/fires_5-27.html
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895 Posted by: Mario Campa,  Sat 11/20/2004 8:05 PM
I found this web-page while doing ability questions.
It talks about the evolution of the human-the history of Man, his intelligence, his place, his purpose, and his survival.  Do not forget to visit the Table of Contents for a more detailed search.
http://www.onelife.com/evolve/manev.html
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896 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sat 11/20/2004 9:06 PM
This website provides many articles about how fires affect our government, politics, and us. 
http://www.wildfirecentral.org/
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897 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sat 11/20/2004 9:07 P
This website provides information on New Zealand’s beautiful and diverse ecosystems. 
http://www.biodiversity.govt.nz/
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898 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sat 11/20/2004 9:08 PM
This article contains interesting information on how to reverse desertification.  One interesting topic is how grazing can heal the land. 
http://managingwholes.com/_eco-desertification.htm
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899 Posted by: Anais Llanes-Diaz, Sat 11/20/2004 9:13 P
This website is very informative about extinction
http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/ext_background.htm
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900 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Mon 11/22/2004 1:39 PM
This website is a grat source for the study of human evolution. It explains what human evolution means, while the links allow people to study in detail the fossil records of several past humanoid species. It also contains a link to learn more about those involved in the study of human evolution, as well as links to other websites with more information on the subject.
http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/biology/humanevolution/index.shtml
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901 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez,Mon 11/22/2004 1:56 PM
This website has a lot of great info on the world's population and the negative impact overpopulation can bring, such as resource depletion. It also has great links on reproductive health, family planning, and policy.  There are also link to a press room to obtain current news, as well as way for people to get involved and help out.
http://www.populationaction.org/
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902 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Mon 11/22/2004 2:04 PM
This website set up by the Dept. of Energy is a great resource for learning about energy efficiency and alternative/renewable sources of energy. 
Information such as this is extremely helpful for everyone, especially since the planet is facing a rapid depletion of it's non-renewable energy resources such as coal and oil, which cause environmental degradation.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/
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903 Posted by: Jhon Arbelaez, Mon 11/22/2004 2:11 PM
This is an extremely interesting website as it contains a complete record of all planets found outside of our own solar system. Here, one can find information such as location, object type, as well as how the planet was discovered, and a great link which shows the location of the farthest planet, which wsa discovered in another galaxy. Information like this may one day help humans achieve space settleme
http://www.extrasolar.net/mainframes.html
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904 Posted by: Kim Algarra,Tue 11/23/2004 9:03 PM
Site talks about the human factor in biodiversity modification, specifically on wetlands and ground water.
http://biodiv.wri.org/pubs_content_text.cfm?ContentID=322
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905 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez, Thu 11/25/2004 9:02 PM
National Renewable Energy Laboratories is working on Electric vehicles and in perfecting the technology avaiblable for them. They are now targeting the SUV market and are currently working on making these vechiles electric and envrionmentally friendly with the Heavy Hybrid Propulsion Systems Project. The future is here. 
http://www.nrel.gov/vehiclesandfuels/hev/systems.html
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906 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/26/2004 2:50 PM
This webstie describes the differnces and dangers between a big wave, tsunami, and droughts.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/naturaldisasters/tidalwaves.shtml
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907 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/26/2004 2:58 PM
This website contains the developing theory of the continental drift, the consturction of the ocean floor mapping,the magnetic stripping and sea floor reversals,sea floor spreading,recycling of the oceanic crust and the concentration of earthquakes developmental technology.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/developing.html
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908 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/26/2004 3:04 PM
This website explains what air pollution cause and effects are in our environment.
http://www.healthandenergy.com/air_pollution_causes.htm
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909 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, 
Fri 11/26/2004 3:08 PM
This website contains the effects of ozone air pollution on plants and the descrpitons of O3 and its affects.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/notes/Ozone/ozone.html
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910 Posted by: Jessica Figueroa, Fri 11/26/2004 3:16 PM
This website explains the Ecosystems that play a fundamental role in the basic functioning of our planet and the destruction of forests and amazons and their impact on the planet plus websites on the estimates and rates around the world as to how much these deforestation rates are accelerating and their future impacts on our planet.
http://www.mongabay.com/0801.htm
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911 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Sat 11/27/2004 12:38 AM
This website illustrates  the result of global warming in different places of the world, such as Alaska,England and Antarctica,with pictures and many significant sources. 
http://www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org/
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912 Posted by: Paola Rodriguez, Sat 11/27/2004 10:00 PM
The link below is to a web page that states the different steps taken globally to reduce global environmental deterioration.
http://www.fpif.org/briefs/vol3/v3n39glob.html
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913 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Mon 11/15/2004 1:14 PM
The World Nuclear Association is the global industrial organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries. Specifically, the WNA is concerned with nuclear power generation and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, including mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, plant manufacture, transport, and the safe disposition of spent fuel. 
http://www.world-nuclear.org/education/nfc.htm
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914 Posted by: Alejanro Sierra, Mon 11/15/2004 1:15 PM
 Informative article on Carbon Emissions in the Iron and Steel Industry
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/efficiency/carbon_emissions/steel.html
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915 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Mon 11/15/2004 1:21 PM
 Great site on minerals with sub links to further information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mineral
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916 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Mon 11/15/2004 1:24 PM
A fun site for our precious scarce metals
http://www.whyy.org/tv12/secrets/gold.html
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917 Posted by: Frank Mena,Tue 11/16/2004 8:15 PM
Here is a link in which you can see how a synthetic diamond is made along with its properties.  This man made diamond is the second hardest mineral on Earth.
http://www.moissanite.com/index.cfm
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918 Posted by: Shayla Perez,Thu 11/18/2004 2:01 PM
This website is dedicated to the subject of Asbestos.  It discusses its occurences in our schools, homes, and construction sites.  It also gives a definition of asbestos, what happens when they enter our environment and how one might be exposed to them.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asbestos.html
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919 Posted by: Shayla Perez,Thu 11/18/2004 2:07 PM
This website explains (with pictures and graphs) what a glacier is, how it is formed, and the different shapes and sizes of ice masses.  It also discusses how ice glaciers affect our environment.
http://www.glacier.rice.edu/land/5_whatisaglacier.html
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920 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Fri 11/19/2004 12:35 PM
This site speaks to the problem of mercury ending up in South Florida's water supply.the study analysis the situationa nd lends solutions.
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/labs/mercury/
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921 Posted by: Heather Cherrington,  Sat 11/20/2004 5:46 PM
It is about the concept of turning creamated humans into synthetic diamonds.
http://www.snopes.com/science/diamonds.htm
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922 Posted by: Babcock, Sun 11/21/2004 8:12 AM
The article speaks to the problem facing the Hopi tribe of indigenous indians in the southwest united states and their lack of water to sustain their people
http://www.nrdc.org/onearth/04fal/blackmesa1.asp
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923 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Sun 11/21/2004 8:14 AM
A site which gives information of the avalible water resorces in Florida
http://www.evergladesvillage.net/atlas_of_fla/atlas.html
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924 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Mon 11/22/2004 6:08 PM
The following site is about how to preserve land and building materials so that our world will live a longer time with healthy land.
http://greenbuildings.santa-monica.org/materials/materialsintro.html
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925 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Mon 11/22/2004 6:10 PM
The following site is based on all the different aspects of acid rain, from what causes it to how we can prevent it!
http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topic=Acid%20Rain&topicsku=2002116191130&topictype=subtopic&do=catsearch&catid=4
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926 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Mon 11/22/2004 6:58 PM
This is a cool site that talks about what are industrial materials.
http://www.uky.edu/KGS/coal/webindmn/combo.htm
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927 Posted by: Vanessa Goderich, Mon 11/22/2004 6:59 PM
This is an interesting site that talks about the hydrologic cycle and how it works.
http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/modules/hydrosphere/hydrologic_cycle.html
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928 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma,Mon 11/29/2004 2:23 PM
This website has loads of information and innumerable links on everything about astronomy, including asteroid impacts. There are many useful articles as well.
http://eaa.iop.org/index.cfm?action=home
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929 Posted by: Jason Pardon, Tue 11/30/2004 10:55 AM
This site gives in depth detail on asteroids and the views of them all. How they work and what part of the year they come out at.
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/asteroid.htm
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930 Posted by: William Hites, Wed 12/1/2004 8:21 PM
This website talks about some recent slides, as well as damge costs.  It also describes the different types of slides, and mitigation, risk assesment, etc.  It is basically an overall view at landslides for all purposes of this class.
http://quake.ualr.edu/HazardMitigation/claymitg-plan/Landslides.htm
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931 Posted by: William Hites, Thu 12/2/2004 12:47 AM
This website talks about mitigation for tsunami disasters on land AND by boat.  Mitigation by sea is not often addressed and it is important that those at sea know what to do in the event of a tsunami. 
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/general/mitigation/mitigation.html#land
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932 Posted by: Thu 12/2/2004 12:40 PM
This is an MSNBC article on the new Typhoon that has formed in the pacific. Its a great article and offers in info on the monetary damges and the lives lost.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6617478/
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933 Posted by: Stern, Jessica,  Fri 12/3/2004 6:25 PM
Here is a participation Forum entry showing how close we could have come to a meteor impact.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3517319.stm
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934 Posted by: Daniel A. Alonso, Fri 12/3/2004 7:30 PM
This website goes in great details about the effets of Hurricane Andrew on the wetlands of Southern Florida and Louisiana. It also describes the restoration, creation, and recovery of these wetlands. 
http://water.usgs.gov/nwsum/WSP2425/andrew.html
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935 Posted by: Nicole Murphy-Derisma, Sat 12/4/2004 1:03 PM
This website has lots of links on alternative forms of energy and alternative forms of argriculture. An overall great website on how to preserve Earth.
http://www.lunehaven.com/electricity.html
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936 Posted by: Jason Pardon, Sat 12/4/2004 5:38 PM
This site talks about comets and the features about them. They let you know how bright they get, where in the sky they appear and how long they stay out.
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/comet.htm
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937 Posted by: Christopher Mootoo,Sat 12/4/2004 10:08 PM
This map provided by the UN charts world hunger spots. It is interactive and allows detailed statistics for each country.
http://www.wfp.org/country_brief/hunger_map/map/hungermap_popup/map_popup.html
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938 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte, Mon 12/6/2004 12:07 PM
This site give's information on auroras as well as links and pictures forecasts and much more.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/
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939 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte, Mon 12/6/2004 12:09 PM
Offers an interesting way of simulating the aurora borialis as well as interesting links to jupiters aurora.
http://www.allanstime.com/UnifiedFieldTheory/Aurora/
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940 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte, Mon 12/6/2004 12:11 PM
This is a company that basis their products from the earth's magnetic field and how the magnetic field has a lot to do with our body and the way we feel. 
http://www.nikken.com/
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941 Posted by Laura Cristina Duarte, Mon 12/6/2004 12:12 PM
This is a great site on how our magnetic field is fading. The site gives you a simulation of the earth's magnetic field as well.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/09/0909_040909_earthmagfield.html
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942 Posted by: Laura Cristina Duarte,  Mon 12/6/2004 12:13 PM
I thought this site was great. It gives all types of information on avalanches as well as great pictures. Many people forget that avlanches are a natural disaster that kills many not only people but wild life.
http://nsidc.org/snow/avalanche/
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943 Posted by: Wed 12/8/2004 1:02 PM
This web site is sponsored by FEMA and it gives great information on what to do after the flood.  Many people think about what to do during a flood, but sometimes don't ponder on what happens after.  This site gives information on what to do with items affected by the water such as books and pictures.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/floods/coping.shtm
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944 Posted by: Wed 12/8/2004 1:02 PM
This website describes what a flood is, how it occurs, and what it's effects are.  Site also gives information on what to do in the case that one does find oneself in a flood.  It has great information!
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/floods/
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945 Posted by: Vanessa Betance; Thu 12/9/2004 11:51 AM
This site offers detailed information on how asteroids were discovered and gives the latest information on how many have been found already. It also goes into detail by examining closely the movements of asteroids and where they have been found. Beside plenty of data give, the site has amazing illustrations too! 
http://www.nineplanets.org/asteroids.html
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946 Posted by: Vanessa Betance; Thu 12/9/2004 11:52 AM
This site is very informative and offers great illustrations. It entails different documents of UFO sightings, disclosures from witnesses and government officials, a brief history of extraterrestrials and cases of interaction with extraterrestrials. 
http://extraterrestrial-life.net/Disclosure_Project.htm
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947 Posted by: Fri 12/10/2004 6:59 PM
Website offers info on possible future earthquakes in California. Possibilty of larger earthquakes striking in cali. 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6688264/
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948 Posted by: Fri 12/10/2004 7:01 PM
Wesite offers info on possible tidal waves. The reason they happen. Where they occur. The effects they have on people.
http://www.crystalinks.com/tsunami.html
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949 Posted by: Jason Pardon, Sun 12/12/2004 8:45 AM
This site tells descriptive detail on all forces of nature and natural disasters. Tornadoes,Hurricanes,Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/
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950 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya,Wed 12/1/2004 10:14 AM
This is a report on what nations are doing today to prevent another Chernobyl from happening.  I think it is a good way to wrap up a Chernobyl paper.
http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/News/2004/consequences.html
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951 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya, Wed 12/1/2004 10:18 AM
This is an official documentation of what the Chernobyl radiation did to health in the area.  It is a very extensive report that goes under these pages, but it also has a brief report on what happened before to enable such a disaster to occur.  A must read.
http://www.nea.fr/html/rp/chernobyl/
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952 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya, Wed 12/1/2004 10:24 AM
This is a report on the closing of the Chernobyl plant.  Obviously it is important because it mentions that the plant took over a decade to close after the disaster, and it also compares western Nuclear Reactors to the ones built by the soviets.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/778607.stm
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953 Posted by: Alejandro Cartaya,Wed 12/1/2004 10:29 A
Another website with an analysis of what happened and why at chernobyl.  Also includes some links and rather well taken photos.  A rather entertaining part of the link also includes mention of the belief that the disaster was prophesized in the bible.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_accident
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954 Posted by: Krizia Guerra, Thu 12/2/2004 12:39 AM
good websites to give you information on what really occured in the Izmit Earthquake and how they are doing everything they can to help prevent major disasters in earthquakes.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/historical.html
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/research/geology/turkey/
http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/pb2/pb21/Task_Force/izmit/izmit_foto.html
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955 Posted by:  Thu 12/2/2004 3:38 AM
Everything you need to know about tornadoes
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/NWSTornado/
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956 Posted by: Thu 12/2/2004 3:39 AM

http://www.tornadoproject.com/fscale/fscale.htm
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957 Posted by: Thu 12/2/2004 3:39 AM

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshs.shtml
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958 Posted by: Mario Campa, Thu 12/2/2004 6:41 PM
The following website explains how us, humans, keep deteriorating the environment which is causing health issues worldwide.  In some countries, children are dying before they reach five years old!  The statistics are scary and to think that we are the ones that are inflicting this upon ourselves.
http://www.ourplanet.com/imgversn/95/roberts.html
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959 Posted by: Takuma Mohri, Fri 12/3/2004 12:53 AM
This website explains economical and scientific feasibility of Mars colonization.
http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Tech/Space/mars.html
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960 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Fri 12/3/2004 2:17 PM
This article discusses the current finding of water on Mars.  Currently there are not water sustainable qualities on the planet but there is definite indication that water did exist.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/solarsystem/mars_water_story_000620.html
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961 Posted by: Fri 12/3/2004 2:40 PM
This is an excerpt from a book written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysics scientist at Princeton University.  The book is titled "Origins."
The excerpt is a neat summary of the origin of life and how certain chemicals are the base of all life forms.  As the discovery that water once was present on Mars, scientists are eager to discover if life existed or currently does exist in some form on the planet.  The chemicals will essentially need to be present for life to exist.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/life_origin_041130.html
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962 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 12/4/2004 10:45 AM
This website was extremely useful for info on the ozone layer and the role it plays in relation to earth.  The site also had lots of great info on just about everything.
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0193633.html
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963 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 12/4/2004 10:51 AM
This website listed several different energy sources and gave a great description of all of them.  It was extremly helpful since a lot of the links were not working.  It also talked about fossil fuels and explained why some of the alternative sources were better.
http://www.cc.utah.edu/~ptt25660/tran.html 
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964 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 12/4/2004 11:44 AM
This website is great for someone having trouble gripping the concept behind the scientific method.  I keep forgetting the exact steps so this was helpful for me to make sure I had answered one of the assignment questions correctly.  It gave a great flow chart to give you a visual.
http://phyun5.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node6.html
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965 Posted by: Sat 12/4/2004 4:05 PM
The following site is very helful as an additional resource in understanding earthquakes and 
plate techtonics. It helped me with my Paper on the Itzmis Earthquake.
http://www.crustal.ucsb.edu/ics/understanding/
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966 Posted by: Eric Hahn, Sat 12/4/2004 4:08 PM
this is a very fun interactive site about asteroid impacts
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/asteroids/
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967 Posted by: Paola Rodriguez, Sat 12/4/2004 4:31 PM
This is for the particiation forum.  This link contains a table with all future impacts to or near Earth.
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/
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968 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes Sat 12/4/2004 4:44 PM
This website has the coolest hurricane links.  They all work and everything is up to date.  They have top 10 hurricane lists like the worst, most expensive etc...
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/hurricanes/
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969 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 12/4/2004 4:50 PM
This website Has a lot of great links and it talks about hurricane andrew over the last ten years.  It talks about how Andrew was upgraded to a category 5 after all these years.
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s966.htm
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970 Posted by: Cathleen Dykes, Sat 12/4/2004 4:56 PM
This website helped me a lot when i was writing my essay on Chernobyl.  It broke that actual disaster in detail.  Breaking up in chunks that were manageable and understanable.  The had the precise facts of all the websites i referenced. 
http://www.chernobyl.co.uk/
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971 Posted by: Sat 12/4/2004 8:43 PM
The following link discusses the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant and its workings. Also it goes into the Safety Measures they take to protect the nearby residents. It is a great tool for further knowledge of the plant.
http://www.fpl.com/about/nuclear/pdf/turkey_point.pdf
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972 Posted by: Sat 12/4/2004 9:02 PM
In trying to understand the Ozone Layer, this website is thorough in explaining its role, the deterioration of it and its effect on the world.
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/ozone/high.htm
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973 Posted by: Jonathan Gordon,  Sat 12/4/2004 10:03 PM
This is a neat website about the possiblilty of a mega tsunami hitting the east coast of the U.S.
http://armageddononline.tripod.com/tsunamis.htm
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974 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sun 12/5/2004 12:15 AM
This website contains information about asteroids that have the potential of getting extremely close to earth’s orbit. 
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news145.html
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975 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sun 12/5/2004 12:16 AM
Learn about the aftermath of an asteroid impact by checking out this website.
http://www4.tpg.com.au/users/tps-seti/climate.htm
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976 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sun 12/5/2004 12:16 AM
This website contains information about global warming.  The map provides interesting data that links environmental changes to the greenhouse affect. 
http://www.climatehotmap.org/index.html
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977 Posted by: Daniel A. Ladino, Sun 12/5/2004 12:16 AM
This website has an interesting article that confronts the issue of mercury in fish.  Learn which types of fish have elevated mercury levels.  This is a must read to all those who eat sushi or sashimi. 
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3076632/
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978 Posted by: Sun 12/5/2004 8:46 PM
this site explains in detail information about the nine planets that exists.
http://www.nineplanets.org/
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979 Posted by: Krizia Guerra, Mon 12/6/2004 12:58 PM
This site tells you everything you need to know about Asteroids, Meteors and the Chicxulub Asteroid Attack.
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/SIC/impact_cratering/Chicxulub/Discovering_crater.html
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980 Posted by: Heidy Gonzalez,Tue 12/7/2004 9:31 PM
this is an exceptional plan that the state of Oregon has begun towards the reduction of biomas. It is an amazing, educational program that is both beneficial to the environent and to residents. Composting, leaf exhange program, education on disposing of hazardous waste, recycling and transportation is all taken care of. We should all be doing this! 
http://www.jcrecycle.org/index.htm
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981 Posted by
      Solar Energy for Florida is here! Browse this site to gain inforamtion on solar energy, and read about the different systems. Simply call the 1-800 number and you will be mailed a brochure on " government licensed" companies in Florida. Better yet, by state law FPL cannot prevent you from installing solar, nor can your condo or home association! There are no zoing permits required in Florida, your state legislature makes sure of that. 
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/solar/      For more on laws click here: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/solar/questions/solright.htm
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982 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Thu 12/9/2004 9:37 PM
This web site gives information about meteorites found in antartica.
http://www-curator.jsc.nasa.gov/curator/antmet/antmet.htm
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983 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Thu 12/9/2004 9:46 PM
This web site gives an insight of how Volcanoes help forming and modifying the Earth.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volc/text.html
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984 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Thu 12/9/2004 10:01 
This web site gives a complete basic information about the plate tectonics.
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/earthint.htm
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985 Posted by: Anais Llanes- Diaz, Thu 12/9/2004 11:52 PM
This website distinguishes the difference between the greenhouse effect and global warming, which sometimes can confuse people.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadGreenhouse.html
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986 Posted by:  Brown, Mark, Fri 12/10/2004 12:09 AM
This site explain the purpose of controlled fires and their importance to natural ecology.
http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/save/fire1.htmlx
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987 Posted by: Brown, Mark, Fri 12/10/2004 12:14 AM
This site denotes the interesting discovery of two neptune-like extrasolar planets in a nearby galaxy. These planets signify the possibility of other planets very similar to ea
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5876835/?GT1=5100
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988 Posted by:  Brown, Mark, K; Fri 12/10/2004 12:19 AM
This site is for the international fund for agricultural development.It details the conference on huger and poverty and combating environmental degradati
http://www.ifad.org/events/past/hunger/envir.html
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989 Posted by: Brown, Mark, K; Fri 12/10/2004 12:25 AM
Is Global Warming natural or is it human induced? How long has it been occurring? and How long have we been aware of this phenomenon? This site details the history of Global warming including effects in pre-modern times.
http://pages.zoom.co.uk/cosmicelk/GlobalWarming.htm
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990 Posted by: Gladys Hernandez, Fri 12/10/2004 1:02 AM
This website gives a brief history of the cockroaches and their ability to survive different environments.
http://www.insectia.com/beta/e/iv_c202015.html
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991 Posted by: Fri 12/10/2004 2:36 AM
this site tells the reader everything they need to know about asteroids and its impact, and also the possibility of one occurring.
http://www.geocities.com/alienaxioms/the_big_one.html
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992 Posted by: Fri 12/10/2004 2:43 AM
this site contains full detail about an asteroid impact and how it works, and how detection, and the dangers are associated with it.
http://www.pibburns.com/catastro/impacts.htm
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993 Posted by: Fri 12/10/2004 2:57 AM
this site shows you the negative effects of an asteroid.
http://whyfiles.org/074asteroid/2_aster_disaster.html
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994 Posted by: Yasmine Renard;Wed 11/24/2004 11:50 PM
While searching the internet I found this educated website that is about "meatal", wiht other links attached. After clicking to the page click on Metals. Click on the other link that says what are metals/ I thought this sight was very imformative.
http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/metals/metals.html
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995 Posted by: Heather Cherrington, Sat 11/27/2004 9:36 AM
This is my participation for chapter 11. It is about the water hydrolic system and it poses some good topic question
http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/eng/fkarner/pages/cycle.htm
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996 Posted by: Courtney Reynolds, Sat 11/27/2004 9:01 PM
This is a government website containing information about asbestos
http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/
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997 Posted by: Courtney Reynolds, Sat 11/27/2004 9:03 P
This site gives a brief history of hydrographs, as well as examples of recorded information in order to allow you to plot your own
http://bcn.boulder.co.us/basin/natural/hydrograph.html
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998 Posted by: Babcock, Ric; Sun 11/28/2004 9:26 AM
Here lies a launching place to derive how and why farm soil is eroding and what might be done to aid in the problem
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/rural-nz/sustainable-resource-use/land-management/erosion-risks/httoc.htm
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999 Posted by: Reynolds, Courtney, Sun 11/28/2004 4:08 PM
This is a United Nations based website with good information on desertification
http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/factsheets/showFS.php?number=2
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1000 Posted by: jennifer wasmer, Sun 11/28/2004 9:59 PM
the following site is based on all the different methods on how to get resources of fresh water and their processes and costs
http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/wat/wtrhome.html
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1001 Posted by: jennifer wasmer, Sun 11/28/2004 10:02 PM
The folowing site is for the soil association it can give you searches on anything you want to know about soil and how soil affectrs the environment etc...
http://www.soilassociation.org/web/sa/saweb.nsf/home/index.html
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1002 Posted by: Michelle Wiley, Mon 11/29/2004 3:42 AM
This web site talks alot about Mollisois, Alfosois, and gives very good feed back on soil, and it has alot of pictures, as well as it gives very good definitions aswell.
http://soils.ag.uidaho.edu/soilorders/mollisols.htm
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1003 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Wed 12/1/2004 12:42 PM
Great site on mineral and their uses to start with and goning on to much more
http://www.nswmin.com.au/minerals/az-minerals.shtml
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1004 Posted by: Alejandro Sierra, Wed 12/1/2004 3:40 PM
 The Water Facilities Funding Program is home to the nation's most efficient Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and  the Drinking Water Funding Section; which includes the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program, the Water Supply Restoration (WSRP), and the operator Certification Program (OCP).
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wff/
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1005 Posted by:  Alejandro Sierra, Fri 12/3/2004 8:56 AM
 A fun and great way to learn about soil and its use.
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/
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1006 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 12/3/2004 2:02 PM
This site contains a detailed run-through of the major parts of the hydrologic cycle.
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hyd/home.rxml
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1007 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 12/3/2004 3:31 PM
The site contains information on the functions, formation, distribution and management of soil.
http://lime.isric.nl/index.cfm?contentid=307
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1008 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 12/3/2004 3:59 PM
This site looks at possible alternatives to fossil fuel energy.
http://egj.lib.uidaho.edu/egj09/youngqu1.html
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1009 Posted by: courtney reynolds, Sat 12/4/2004 6:15 PM
this is an interesting article from the 2000 presidential elections giving each candidate's opinion on how to improve the environment. After taking this class, it is more interesting to read their ideas and to determine which one actually holds more validity 
http://magazine.audubon.org/fieldnotes/bushgore.html
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1010 Posted by: Frank Mena, Sun 12/5/2004 12:02 AM
This website is from the Department of Agriculture and a link to a pdf file which teaches you about the different taxonomy of soils.
http://soils.usda.gov/technical/classification/tax_keys/
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1011 Posted by: Jennifer Wasmer, Mon 12/6/2004 6:58 PM
The following site is a reference to all the kinds of soil in al the parts of the world and how their nutrients compare to other soil.  It also gives much more information regaurding soil. 
http://www.soilassociation.org/web/sa/saweb.nsf/0/2666eff03d6de34f80256e5200500cd5?OpenDocument
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1012 Posted by: Shayla Perez, Tue 12/7/2004 4:21 PM
The website on soil gives a detailed description of the facts and basics of different types of soil.  It also provides links to several books and journals with interesting information.
http://www.metla.fi/info/vlib/soils/old.htm#1
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1013 Posted by:  Shayla Perez,Tue 12/7/2004 4:27 PM
The website on mineral resources promotes the idea of developing resources, managing risks, and promoting responsibility.  It also provides links to recent news highlights and information on different regions such as North America, Europe and Asia
http://www.natural-resources.org/minerals/
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1014 Posted by:   Courtney Reynolds,Thu 12/9/2004 10:59 A
This is a great website on bauxite mining and geology
http://www.world-aluminium.org/production/mining/
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1015 Posted by:   Courtney Reynolds, Thu 12/9/2004 10:59 AM
This is a class website that contains information on hydrothermal veins, and also links to other related info.
http://www.dmtcalaska.org/course_dev/explogeo/class08/notes08.html
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1016 Posted by:   Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Thu 12/9/2004 10:02 PM
Good link that shows South Florida water management plans and information.
http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/rali/waterprob.html
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1017 Posted by:   Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Thu 12/9/2004 10:05 PM
Good link to information regarding limestone in South Florida.
http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/reports/rali/mineral.html
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1018 Posted by:   Kristi Bradshaw, Thu 12/9/2004 10:08 PM
This website discusses the environmental problems which arise when cement is being produced.
http://www.ecosmart.ca/enviro_cement.cfm
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1019 Posted by:   Kristi Bradshaw, Thu 12/9/2004 10:08 PM
This website discusses the use of desalination by California to meet their water consumption needs.
http://www.coastal.ca.gov/desalrpt/dchap1.html
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1020 Posted by:   Kristi Bradshaw, Thu 12/9/2004 10:14 PM
This websites discusses the predictions of desertification and the research which this university is conducting on areas where desertification has occurre
http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/~desert/
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1021 Posted by:   Kristi Bradshaw, Thu 12/9/2004 10:14 PM
This website discussed a desalination system which has been developed to run off of solar energy. Systems like this are the way to an environmentally friendly and sustainable future on earth.
http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/p/tp-20030924a6.html
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1022 Posted by:   Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Thu 12/9/2004 11:00 PM
As the theme in our class was to educate in order to avoid environmental disasters in the future and thry to fix some of the problems of the present- this link is to the Florida Department of Environmental Protections educational program.
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/ed/wet.htm
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1023 Posted by:   Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Thu 12/9/2004 11:19 PM
Link to USGS investigation of the fate and occurrence of agricultural chemicals
http://toxics.usgs.gov/topics/agchemicals.html
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1024 Posted by:   Monica Gonzalez-Abreu, Thu 12/9/2004 11:36 PM
Link to the U.S. Global Change Research Program.
http://www.usgcrp.gov/
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1025 Posted by:   Vanessa Goderich, Sat 12/11/2004 10:53 PM
This site talks about the future of recycling and of wastes.
http://www.wastenotwashington.org/images/Links/CNAD%20Enough%20Spring%202003%20-%20Spiegelman%20-%20The%20future%20of%20waste.htm
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1026 Posted by:   Vanessa Goderich, Sat 12/11/2004 11:00 PM
This is an intersting site that talks about how the soil is important to us and how it's barely recognized.
http://www.wsu.edu/gened/learn-modules/top_agrev/2-soil/soil1.html
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1027 Posted by: Dane Ireson, Sat 1/22/2005 3:27 PM
THis is an interesting site especially after the recent tsunami. This is a site on the preservation and cleaning up of our water resources.
www.wef.org
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1028 Posted by: Sandra Carolina Rivera,  Sat 1/22/2005 9:58 PM
This website give a very comprehensible aproach to the place earth occupies in space. The website is an excellent learning tool for the geology beginners. The main page calls the earth the oasis of the solar sistem, since it is the planet with the greatest amount of terrain, water, and where life has been found so far. The other links talk abouot earth facts such as the earths surface and the layers compossitions, the air, and many other facts that explain the position of the earth in space.
http://starryskies.com/solar_system/Earth/earth_top.html
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1029 Posted by: Brown, Mark, Sat 1/22/2005 10:25 PM
A simple site about the tsunami.
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/
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1030 Posted by: Maria Mejia,  Sat 1/22/2005 10:50 PM
I think this web site is really interesting. It is an organization of disposal service in California that takes care of the county and 14 other cities participate in it. It is very well explained and makes us aware that due to the lack of organized disposals and sanitation, many people face poisonings, danger to their health and contamination of the air and groundwater. It is a very organized and easy to understand.
http://www.hhw.org/channel/0,4770,chid%253D15227%2526sid%253D11383,00.html
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1031 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Sun 1/23/2005 6:40 AM
This website provides data related to the changing shape of the earth and climatic changes brought on by the El Niño phenonomn.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050110110448.htm
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1032 Posted by: Babcock, Ric Sun 1/23/2005 7:36 AM
This site explains of the known oli and natural gas resources and reserves.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/info_glance/resources.html
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1033 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Sun 1/23/2005 11:03 AM
This interactive site gives the participant an idea of how much he/she consumes and wastes in a lifetime according to their lifestyle.
http://www.myfootprint.org/
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1034 Posted by: Jamie Lee Futscher, Sat 1/22/2005 1:45 PM
Asian Tsunami and Earthquake information for 2004 including live footage from the tsunami, aid given, compare and contrast other earthquakes, American perspective through President Bush and missing Americans and other missing persons, ongoing coverage and death tolls updated weekly.
www.armageddononline.org
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1035 Posted by: Maria Teresa Garcia,  Sat 1/22/2005 4:48 PM
This website gives all relative information on hazards including a specific definition on what it is as well as links to topics such as their geographic distributions, facts and individual hazards. I hope I got the concept of the participation forum and that this is the type of website wanted.
http://www.usgs.gov/themes/hazard.html
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1036 Posted by: Jessica Robinson,  Sat 1/22/2005 11:30 P
This website was extremely informative.  It included links to several different pages, each explaining a particular phenomena that occurs on our planet.  Each individual page provides in-depth explanations of specific natural disasters, including pictures and animation as well.  This site also provides several helpful links to articles and websites relating to the topics on this site.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/
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1037 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Fri 1/14/2005 12:57 PM
This site gives general information about several natural disasters such as tornadoes, volcanoes, earthquakes, drought, etc.  It also includes information on what to do in the event of any of these disasters.
http://library.thinkquest.org/16132/frames.html
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1038 Posted by: Lynette A. Velarde, Fri 1/14/2005 3:13 PM
This is a website I found that adresses specific actions we can take to prevent environmental health hazards.
http://www.healthychildcare.org/pdf/envirocomm.pdf
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1039 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Fri 1/14/2005 7:44 PM
This site explains how to recognize a landslide may be about to occur and instructs what actions to take.  In light of the California disaster this is a relevant site.
http://www.disasterrelief.org/Disasters/971008landslide/
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1040 Posted by: Liza Hevia, Tue 1/18/2005 6:49 PM
This website talks about tsunamis and how to survive them.  It also speaks about how they occur and where they most often occur.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1187/
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1041 Posted by: Myron Mortakis, Thu 1/20/2005 4:47 PM
The following website gives a brief overview regarding the undergoing climatological changes. In addition it displays several images as well as movies, all followed by brief but usefull nevertheless explanations. The website belongs to NASA.
http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/earth/gw/co2_2.html
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1042 Posted by: Gloria A. Antia, Thu 1/20/2005 4:59 PM
This website has very interesting facts about dendrochronogy, The author of this website includes information from different Academic institutions such as the University of Arizona, Arkansas and California etc. He also uses comprehensive terms to explain research on the tree rings.
http://web.utk.edu/~grissino/default.html
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1043 Posted by: Cassim Bucary, Fri 1/28/2005 6:09 PM
this site gives insight into population growth and density in relation to the united states, and it will help provide studenst with insight into the whole factor of population vs. resources when compared to other sites in relation to the distribution of resources wordlwide and in the United staes.  I considerr it like a reference site 
www.census.gov
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1044 Posted by: Dane Ireson, Sat 1/29/2005 12:05 AM
This website is a collection of all the mineral and rocks. if you explore and click them it opens up to show each rock and characteristics of the rocks and what there made of.
http://www.geolab.unc.edu/Petunia/IgMetAtlas/mainmenu.html
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1045 Posted by: Julian Kidd-Green, Sat 1/29/2005 3:39 PM
The article on the website details the problems of human population by taking a look at China, with 1.3 billion people and expected to rise near 1.6 billion by 2030. The article explains how the population exploded during the "baby boom," the One Child Policy instituted to control China's out-of-control growth, and educating women as a means of helping them make wiser choices concerning having fewer children.
http://fubini.swarthmore.edu/~ENVS2/chloe/essay4.htm
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1046 Posted by: Grisel Okuma, Sat 1/29/2005 4:41 PM
I thought this site was really great because it shows you how rocks are formed.
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/create/ 
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1047 Posted by: Brown, Mark K, Sat 1/29/2005 10:28 PM
This site identifies some of the most common metamorphic rocks and their properties and process from which they were formed.
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lessons/Slideshow/Merocks/Metindex.html
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1048 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Mon 1/31/2005 7:23 PM
This website explains the work of the paleoseismologist and the work done at the Hayward Fault in California.  Trenches dug and explored at active faults give clues to when and how often an earthquake occurred in the past.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/research/geology/paleoseis/
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1049 Posted by: Babcock, ric, Mon 1/31/2005 10:20 AM
Here is a paper published last February which explains of earthquakes in the carribean.
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/outreach/dr_earthquake/publications/Mann_et_al_DReq_EOS_2004.pdf
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1050 Posted by: Lynette A. Velarde, Wed 2/2/2005 2:40 PM
This article discusses the different types of radioactivity, from natural to artificial. It also discusses major concerns regarding radioactive waste and the various types of geologic disposal options available. 
http://tejas.serc.iisc.ernet.in/currsci/dec252001/1534.pdf
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1051 Posted by: Carlo, Steven M., Sat 1/29/2005 12:07 AM
This website begins with an introduction of the Continental Drift Concept. It later goes on to describe methods to prove it, such as fossils that are on separate continents that were originally joined together. It has many links throughout the test to images below to give a better understanding of the course material. The best part is the link to VR animations, which show how the plates moved in the past and present. These animations also contain detailed information about the specific area below.
http://courses.smsu.edu/ejm893f/creative/glg110/cdrift-plates.html
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1052 Posted by: Shannon K Blum,Sat 1/29/2005 12:18 PM
This web site gave me a lot o information of the History of the Earth plus what the Earth is and what it is made of.
http://www.mansfield.ohio-state.edu/~sabedon/biol1010.htm
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1053 Posted by: Jessica Robinson, Fri 1/28/2005 1:07 PM 
 The website I found is a scientific website that talks about how different factors are affecting the frequency of intense or major hurricanes.  The site is interesting because it gives some historical information, such as the fact that the reason that it seems that intense hurricane activity has decreased in recent years, but that it may be due to overestimation of intensity in the past.  The site also provides extensive data and refrences other major scientific sources. 
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/climo/
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1054 Posted by: Anthony Granados, Sat 1/29/2005 9:55 PM
This nursery guide emphasizes the importance of nitrogen - being the most widely distributed element on earth. It is found in the atmosphere, lithosphere, and the hydrosphere and it is a vital element for healthy vegetation.
http://hcs.osu.edu/basicgreen/nutrition/nutrientpt2.pdf
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1055 Posted by: Anthony Morejon, Sat 1/29/2005 11:20 PM, Thu 2/3/2005 10:25 AM
Extremely informative site on Earthquake awarness and monitoring.  There are also many links to the recent earthquake history, the general makeup of earthquakes, and what you should know if there is an earthquake in your area.
http://www.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/
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1056 Posted by: Denise Garcia,  Mon 1/31/2005 11:06 PM
This website starts at the root of the cause of natural disasters. It explains the earths interior as well as cooling of the earth with heat rising (also known as convection)and how it is the reason plate techtonics or shifts in the earth's atmosphere exsist. These factors are held highly accountable for the occurance of natural disaster
http://www.geology.yale.edu/research/geophys/ 
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1057 Posted by: Lynette A. Velarde, Tue 1/25/2005 6:11 PM
This website is a journal article which explains the impact of population growth on earth resources as basic as water to more sophisticated resources such as fossil fuels.  It also makes interesting projections of the declining availability of these resources in our present century if our population continues to grow at the rate it is growing.
http://egj.lib.uidaho.edu/egj09/piment1.html
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1058 Posted by: Liza Hevia, Tue 1/25/2005 11:17 AM
This article talks about rocks and minerals.  It goes into detail about the metamorphic,igneous and sedimentary rocks as well as the minerals.  It also has pictures to describe the different types of minerals and rocks.
http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/rocks/rocks.html
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1059 Posted by: Grisel Okuma, Sat 2/5/2005 11:26 PM
I liked this site because it is user friendly.   If someone doesn’t know much about earthquakes it gives them easy to understand dialect and it is simple.
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/quakes/ 
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1060 Posted by: Sandra Carolina Rivera,Sat 1/29/2005 5:41 PM
The website article explains some of the characteristics of one of the various types of rocks. The metamorphic rock, is distiguished among the others according to its texture and its mineral composition. The website shows pictures of the rocks showing the different kinds of metamorfic rocks that can be found in our planet.
http://seis.natsci.csulb.edu/bperry/ROCKS.htm
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1061 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Wed 1/12/2005 10:13 AM
The site is the home page for Deep impact, our journey yot sample an asteroid scheduled for impact to the asteroid on july 4th, 2005
http://deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov/
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1062 Posted by: Sandra Carolina Rivera,  Sat 2/5/2005 10:00 PM
This web side article explains the Anatolia's fault which is one one the mayor tectonic features. It explains it location, and the parts of north America that are mostly affectted by it. This web article is very important since it educates the people on where are the most problematic tectonic filures, and why the earthquake occur.
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/~michael/anatoliangaps/anatoliangaps.pdf
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1063 Posted by: Myron Mortakis, Fri 2/4/2005 3:10 PM
The following website shows the earthquake history and statistics of Florida. In addition there are links which will lead to current earthquake activity all over the world. You can view activity as recent as during the last hour, and you can get information on its magnitude as well. The website belongs to USGS-Earthquake Hazards Program.
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/states/florida/florida.html
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1064 Posted by: Kim Algarra, Mon 2/7/2005 9:19 PM
PNSN is the Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network.  This website gives complete data, past and current, on activity in the Cascade Range. 
http://www.pnsn.org/
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1065 Posted by: Gloria Antia, Sat 1/29/2005 11:45 PM
This website is from NASA themselves and it provides a general description of soil and rock formation. Even though it is from NASA it is not overly impressive but still informative. 
http://ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/globe/soilform/parmat.htm
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1066 Posted by: Gloria Antia, Sat 2/5/2005 11:35 PM
This web page is subtracted from a scientific journal, it discusses a single coherent lithiospheric plate that exist in Antartica, Donnellan and Luyendyk discuss possible explanation s for this phenomenon.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VF0-4CW4V6V-2&_coverDate=07%2F31%2F2004&_alid=243939529&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_qd=1&_cdi=5996&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000054271&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=2139759&md5=fe4edc7c9c82b7784c96384224c170e8
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1067 Posted by: Dane Ireson, Sat 2/5/2005 6:57 PM
This is a website That has compiled links about current volcanic activity and where it is happening. It also has links to Mitigation programs and where they are being implemented.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/
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1068 Posted by: Catherine Roman, Thu 1/27/2005 4:55 PM
This webpage touches upon the dialogue about the origins of life on  earth by reporting on recent findings by researchers of possible signs of bio-activity that are earlier ( 3.5 billion years )than any other agreed-upon discovery of biological activity on Earth.  Some of the scientists working on this research postulate this possible bacterial life-form as possible support for the panspermia theory of the origins of life on earth. This site also contains links to other interesting discussion on the origins of life on Earth and the universe.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/lava_life_040422.html
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1069 Posted by: Cassim Bucary, Sat 2/5/2005 8:32 PM
This website is from the cascades volcano society, it is very in depth and informative and includes maps of fault lines and plate tectonics 
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/home.html
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1070 Posted by: Catherine Ann Roman, Sat 2/5/2005 8:53 PM
This is a document I found online citing research, maps, and other geological data regarding the earthquake that destroyed Managua, and the home that my family lived in while my mother was pregnant with me in 1972.
http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~hdeshon/LaFeminaetal_2002.pdf
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1071 Posted by: Alison Simons, Sat 2/5/2005 10:23 PM
it gives a good explanation about earthquakes and how they work and they explain it in laymens terms.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/earthquake.htm
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1072 Posted by: Alison Simons, Sat 1/29/2005 11:04 PM

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/global_warming/index.cfm
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1073 Posted by: Maria Teresa Garcia, Sat 1/29/2005 9:51 PM
This Nasa sponsored website is induced with an in-depth solar system exploration. It contains various links in which you can learn about everything on the solar system. There is a very detailed link on the planets in which you can learn about them individually
http://sse.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Earth
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1074 Posted by:  Jamie Lee Futscher,Sat 1/29/2005 3:04 PM
This website (ITDG) focuses on the poverty side of a natural disaster.  Right now, their focus is the 2004 Tsunami, it describes the disaster and its aftermath, lists death tolls by area on a map so that you can see what was affected. The website provides links that describe rebuilding and reconstruction plans for the poorer coastal areas affected from both the national and local perspective.  It details shelter information and what is being done for those that have lost their homes.  ITDG also details the plan for  technolgical advances that will help poorer countries with issues such as irrigation and water management.
http://www.itdg.org
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1075 Posted by: Morejon, Anthony;  Sat 1/29/2005 11:20 PM
This web site explains the processes that go on specifically within the plate boundaries.  Many of the natural disasters that take place on the earth happen at these very borders.  The kinetic energy of the earth seems to escape at the plate tectonics boundaries.  Examples of this energy take the form of eathquales, Volcanoes, the creation of new sea floor, and the destruction of the earth's crust.
http://www.csulb.edu/~rodrigue/geog140/lectures/tectoniczones.html
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1076 Posted by: Shannon K Blum,Thu 2/3/2005 5:42 PM
I thought this site was very informative it helped me answer a lot of the assignment questions. This site give facts, history and safety ideas.
http://www.ginie.org/ginie-crises-links/earthquakes.html
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1077 Posted by: Jamie Futscher, Fri 2/4/2005 2:12 PM
The NISEE (National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering) is a site that has links to many sources of data, maps, and other information on earthquakes. Linked to the Berkeley College in California, their site map has links to every recorded earthquake (especially in the California area) and their structural faults and weaknesses. This site was helpful in seeing what different levels of earthquakes did to different bridges and structures. The archived pictures of past earthquakes was amazing to those of us that have never experienced an earthquake firsthand.
http://nisee.berkeley.edu/elibrary/
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1078 Posted by: Leah Vivancos, Fri 2/4/2005 3:12 PM
Prevention begins with EDUCATION!!! This page gives helpful tips on what to do in the case of an, and how to PREVENT future damage.
http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=4173
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1079 Posted by: Justin Butler,  Sat 2/5/2005 3:54 PM
This website helps us get a small introduction into the formation of the Earth, the orbit, and its surrounding atmoshere and helps us to see how they are the perfect design of a creator who is highyly intellingent.  This website gives us meaning and relates the meaning of the earth to what purpose our life has.
http://www.watchtower.org/library/g/2000/10/8/article_03.htm
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1080 Posted by: Justin Butler, Sat 2/5/2005 3:57 PM
This website talks about a geologist who is a professor of geology at the University of Gainsville and his discussion about the likelihood of earthquakes occuring in Florida.
http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2000news/quake.htm
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1081 Posted by: Nicole Mitchell, Sat 2/5/2005 5:30 PM; Steven Carlo, Sat 2/5/2005 10:03 PM
This site gives an overview of the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 and includes pictures and information on the damage caused by liquefaction, cracks, and landslides.
http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~jsr/EART10/Trips/FT3/
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1082 Posted by: Jamie Lee Futscher, Sat 2/12/2005 11:15 AM
This website deals with volcanoes, especially those in populated areas, and our abilities or lack thereof to predict them. The website then goes into the process involved before the eruption, including formation, lava and magma, eruption styles, composition, hazards, etc.  It talks about planning for future natural disasters, what we can to do in the areas of forecasting, prevention, and minimizing damages.  Also included in the site are informative video clips that show hot spots forming and different lava flows.  These along with the pictures and links are very educational.
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes/
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1083 Posted by: Justin Butler, Sat 2/12/2005 2:09 PM
This particular website seeks to explain any correlation that might exist between Lake Yellostone and the scientific findings on or near the lake and volcanic eruptions in Yellostone.  There has been much debate on whether or not Yellostone is still active and this website seeks to explain some of its recent findings.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/new.html
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1084 Posted by: Anthony Morejon, Sat 2/12/2005 6:24 PM
The following website was very intrigueing in reference to tornado vortexes.  Within this website you can read numerous theories and papers from some established researches as well as detailed photographies of and within tornadoes.
http://eiger.mae.wvu.edu/tornado.html
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1085 Posted by: Anthony Granados, Sat 2/12/2005 6:30 PM
This website briefly explains how fossils found in Northern Ireland seem to be preserved in volcanic ash. However, some fossils have been damaged because of the volcanic heat and activity as well.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/fossils/intro_rocks.html
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1086 Posted by: Babcock, ric, Wed 2/9/2005 12:13 P
Here is a site from the USGS that initially give the frequency of eruptions of the Northwest US Cascades, then goes on to provide other valuble data of other world volcanos.
http://www.earthmountainview.com/volcanos.html
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1087 Posted by: Lynette A. Velarde, Thu 2/10/2005 10:32 AM
This website is a journal article that explains the impact that volcano eruptions have on the earth's climate.  It specifically refers to the large eruptions of El Chichón and Pinatubo, and how the the sulfur dioxide released by these volcano eruptions has affected our atmosphere.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~raman/papers/BluthJG.pdf
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1088 Posted by: Sandra Carolina Rivera, Sat 2/19/2005 4:54 PM
This webside article explains the recovery of one of the most recent and large flooding in California. At also explains how the water management is done through channels that help get rid of debris.
http://www.fs.fed.us/psw/rsl/projects/water/lisle81.pdf
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1089 Posted by: Myron Mortakis, Fri 2/18/2005 1:24 AM
The following website belongs to  the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association which is a regional interstate organization formed by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. Its purpose is to discuss, study and evaluate river-related issues, as well as planning and coordinated management of the region's water resources. The website has several useful facts and data regarding the basin, all related to floods more or less.
http://www.umrba.org/
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1090 Posted by: Maria Mejia,Sun 1/30/2005 12:01 AM
I found this website very interesting. It talks about the measurements that have been taken over and I learned about the ozone depletion.
http://www.pepps.fsu.edu/segip/catalog/gap.pdf#search='effects%20of%20global%20warming%20pollution'
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1091 Posted by: Maria Mejia, Sat 2/19/2005 8:33 PM
I chose this website because it relates very well with what we are studying at the moment. The information is very clear specially the coastal geology section.
http://www3.csc.noaa.gov/beachnourishment/index.htm
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1092 Posted by: Kim Algarra,  Thu 2/17/2005 6:18 PM
This site concerns coastal flooding and tides affecting coastal margins and the continental shelf in New Zealand.  Reference is given to an article called "Sea level on the move?"  The article itself is fascinating giving account to rising sea levels.
http://www.niwa.co.nz/rc/prog/chaz/news/coastal
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1093 Posted by: Brown,Mark, Sat 2/5/2005 10:16 PM
This site is a reference for understanding the Mercalli Scale which is used to measure earthquakes and is rarely used when Mass media reports eathquakes.
http://www.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/mercalli.html
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1094 Posted by: Brown, Mark, Sat 2/12/2005 11:10 PM
This site provides vital information on Pyroclastic Flows that are associated with volcanoes. Detailing the structure of the phenomenon and notable past occurrences
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PyroFlows/description_pyro_flows.html
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1095 Posted by: Brown, Mark K, Sat 2/19/2005 11:13 PM
This is a link to the FEMA studies to coastal erosion along US shorelines. On the main page is another link to the coastal erosion hazard report.
http://www.fema.gov/nwz00/erosion.shtm
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1096 Posted by: Babcock, Ric, Sun 2/13/2005 7:53 AM
Here is an informative site which give history, geology and more concerning the Florida Everglades
http://www.clydeskeywest.com/Area%20Parks/enp_history.htm
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1098 Posted by: Babcock, Ric; Sun 2/13/2005 8:10 AM
Here is the definitive site to find information of So. Florida's water heart beat, Lake Okeechobee.  The lake's flooding history and the measures built to mitigate the flooding.  the lake is the source waters for most of the fresh water used in the southern half of Florida.
http://www.nova.edu/ocean/eglades/okee.html
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1099 Posted by: Babcock, ric, Sun 2/20/2005 7:24 AM
Here is a rather extensive page explaining the loss of water from lakes as well as the appearance of land subsidence areas, (also known as sinkholes), in Florida. Why they happen and possible solutions for them and what we can do if we witness a sinkhole happening.
http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/sinkholes.html
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Jamie Futscher,
This website talks about sinkholes in Florida, the state with the most sinkholes, which is a natural disaster linked to landslides that affects those who live here.  This site discusses thedifferent types of sinkholes- such as collapse sinkholes subsidence and solution sinkholes.  The site gives details about the characteristics of sinkholes as well as the warning signs and preparadness.  The site is full of colorful pictures that illustrate the dangers of sinkholes.
http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/guide/sinkholes.html
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1100 Posted by: Lynette A. Velarde,Sat 2/19/2005 9:21 PM
California is a state prone to various natural disasters, and flooding in this state is no exception.  This journal article explains two major floods that occurred in California in 1986 and 1997.  Moreover, it explains how different human activitie(urbanization, construction) have contributed to causing floods in this state.
http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/journals/apcg/yb62p053.pdf
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1101 Posted by: Liza Hevia,Fri 2/11/2005 11:14 P
This website talks about the different types of volcanoes such as shield and composite volcanoes. It also gives several examples of the volcanoes.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/interior/shield_volcanos.html
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1102 Posted by: Liza Hevia,Wed 2/16/2005 6:01 PM
 This website breaks down the history of what occurred in the Mississippi flood of 1993. It goes into detail about the damage and description of this natural disaster.
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~martins/hydro/case_studies/great_flood.html
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1103 Posted by: Julian Kidd-Green, Sat 2/19/2005 9:24 PM
This site is the home of the Upper St. Johns River Basin project, a modern marvel of floodplain control.
http://sjr.state.fl.us/programs/acq_restoration/s_water/usjr/details.html
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1104 Posted by: Grisel Okuma,Sat 2/12/2005 9:59 PM
I really like this site because it was put together by scientists that specialize in volcanic research and studies. It tells you about what they are up to and about any recent news regarding volcanoes.  You can find out about the different volcanoes of Hawaii and what they are doing at present.
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/hcv.html
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1105 Posted by: Gloria Antia, Sat 2/5/2005 11:35 PM
This web page is subtracted from a scientific journal, it discusses a single coherent lithiospheric plate that exist in Antartica, Donnellan and Luyendyk discuss possible explanation s for this phenomenon.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VF0-4CW4V6V-2&_coverDate=07%2F31%2F2004&_alid=243939529&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_qd=1&_cdi=5996&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000054271&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=2139759&md5=fe4edc7c9c82b7784c96384224c170e8
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1106 Posted by: Gloria A. AntiaSat 2/19/2005 11:55 PM
This web site shows really interenting maps from flooding zones captured from space along with historic floods.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~floods/
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1107 Posted by: Cassim Bucary, Sat 2/12/2005 3:45 PM
This sight provides a little more insight and background information into the pinatabo volcano in the phillipines.  The video was interesting so i am submitting this entry for anybody who would like mor einformation, or images about the volcano.
http://park.org/Philippines/pinatubo/
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1108 Posted by: Cassim Bucary, Sat 2/19/2005 12:29 AM
An interesting site posted by the british government ion relation to flooding in britain.  It tel;ls who is at risk, how much at risk they are, and preparation techniques and methods of avoiding flood damage.
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood
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1109 Posted by: Catherine Roman,Thu 2/17/2005 12:00 PM
This website contains information about flooding and other storm hazards in the south florida area
http://www.sfwmd.gov/site/index.php?id=51
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1110 Posted by: Alison Simons, Sat 2/19/2005 4:09 PM
this is a very educational site from U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. it has information on el nino, tracking, forecasts and information on La nina.
http://elnino.noaa.gov/index.html
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1111 Posted by: Alison Simons, Sat 2/12/2005 10:27 PM
this website was created to onitor all the volcanic actuvuty in Alaska. it is very interesting and informative.
http://www.avo.alaska.edu/
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1112 Posted by: Adar, Alo
This website is a table listing all asteroids with “uncertain” trajectories that may or may not impact the planet within the next 100 years.  The table is simple to understand and give the public a greater understanding of how real the threat of an asteroid impact in our lifetime is.  Hopefully the public dissemination of this information will lead to more research on how to stop a possible collision, thus protecting the inhabitants of this planet.
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/risk/#legend
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1113 Posted by: Kurt Davenport,
This is a page by the BBC that covers numerous subjects regarding our solar system. From it’s history, to a breakdown on each of the planets in the solar system, to comets, meteors, and deep space.
http://www.bbc.net.uk/science/space/solarsystem/
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1114 Posted by:Clavel Jacques-Louis
This website explains how Tsunamis are created and effect of Asteroids, volcanoes and earthquakes on Tsunamis and seashores. The website also illustrates
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/asteroid_paine_september.html
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1115 Posted by:Jennifer Melnick
This site allows you to explore the solar system from various views.  You can view all the planets and a few spacecraft. This allows you to have different views than the standard textbook images of our solar system.
http://space.jpl.nasa.gov/
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1116 Posted by:SUSANA RODRIGUEZ
This website provides information on what a tsunami is and  what to do before a tsunami and what to do after.
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/tsunamis.shtm.
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1117 Posted by: Nicole Stratten,
I found this site on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder associated with natural disaster survivors. It opens your eyes to just how much a natural disaster  could affect a person's life. It shows that a natural disaster not only destroys every physical thing in its path but also such things as a person's psyche.
http://www.ncptsd.org/facts/disasters/fs_natural_disasters.html
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1118 Posted by: Kurt Davenport,
This site has many high-quality articles on climate change, tectonic activity, and natural disasters. The site also allows you to browse some of the articles in their current magazine as well as the archive of past issues.
www.newscientist.com/channel/earth
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1119 Posted by: Clavel Jacques-Loui
This website is named The Global Natural Disaster Risk Hotspots Project . The site attempts to deepen the understanding of the risks posed by multiple natural hazards and vulnerabilities, potential for mitigation, response approaches that take into account interactions among different hazards and hazard vulnerabilities.
http://iri.columbia.edu/~mahaweli/disaster/
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1120 Posted by: Melnick, Jennifer
This site explains the plate tectonics in a very concise way.  It allows for easy understanding of the subject.  The site also has great pictures that allow for a visual learning experience.
http://www.platetectonics.com/index.asp
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1121 Posted by: Anayleen Rodriguez,
Having to learn about Plate Tectonics for this assignment, I found a useful site that gives you the “ABC’s of Plate Tectonics.”  It explains to the simplest of details the occurrences and reasons associated with it.  The pictures and graphs were quite useful and helped me have a better understanding of what occurs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics#Types_of_plate_boundaries
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1122 Posted by:Susana Rodriguez
This website contains information regarding sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics, and other related earth processes. It gives a description of the process and offers links for further research. There is also a map of active volcanoes.
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/PlateTectonics/description_plate_tectonics.html
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1123 Posted by:Michael G Rosenberg,
This website was developed to help 4th graders understand plate tectonics.  It breaks down the theory and other key elements like the structure of the earth and the lithosphere structure.  I really like this site because some of the topics are difficult to understand especially since I am not good in Science.  I think it is a good site for any beginner.
http://csmres.jmu.edu/geollab/Fichter/PlateTect/
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1124 Posted by:Debora Yglesias,
Recently on a popular TV show, ER, it was stated that Yellowstone is a volcano (true) and that is overdue for an eruption (false). This is an interesting website that gives insight into Yellowstone and explains the true facts.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/yvo/faqs4.html
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1125 Posted by:Yanetza Camacho,
This website contains not only a short informative over view of the San Andreas Fault, but also, it has links to specific and very detailed information on tectonics, liquefaction and technical data.
http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~es10/fieldtripEarthQ/EarthQWelcome.html
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1126 Posted by: Edith Charpentier
The website listed below  is a U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program Website that provides Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction. The website provides earthquake news and highlights archives.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2004/usslav/
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1127 Posted by: Kurt Davenport,
I liked this site because it has many publications on seismology as well as sound recordings to sample. It also includes research letters that will keep you up to date on the latest studies in seismology.
http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/publications.html
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1128 Posted by:Anayleen Rodriguez,
Having had to learn about earthquakes this week, I found this excellent website that included detailed information about past and current earthquakes.  Also, it helped me find out how and the destruction it does.  The seismograph displays on the website are quite impressive and made me feel lucky and sad for all those people that go through earthquakes throughout the world.  The website is as follows:
http://gldss7.cr.usgs.gov/neis/qed/qed.html
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1129  Posted by:Sandra Rodriguez
This is a website that separates fact and fiction concerning earthquakes. People have many myths, including the famous myth that eventually “The Big One” will be the one that separates California from the rest of the United States. This website has great information and links to some other great material from the USGS.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/bytopic/megaqk_facts_fantasy.html
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1130  Posted by:Susana Rodriguez
This website is from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geology and Earth resources. The website is about earthquakes in the state of Washington. The site also provides definitions of the different types of earthquakes that can occur. It shows a picture of a cross section of the state of Washington and where the Juan de Fuca plate lies in relation to it.
http://www.dnr.wa.gov/geology/hazards/equakes.htm
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1131  Posted by:Michael Gerald Rosenberg
The link above connects you to the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC.  This Consortium was created to help with the mitigation of damage in the Central United States.  I always thought that earthquakes happened only in the western United States.  This website proved me wrong.  While viewing the CUSEC website, I went to the following link http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/.  This link showed all of the earthquakes that have recently occurred in Central US.  I was dumbfounded.  There were 111 earthquakes within the last six months in places I thought were impossible.  There were five in Alabama, three in Kentucky.  They even had an earthquake in Georgia.  This was very interesting to me.
http://www.cusec.org/Links/current_eqs.htm
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1132  Posted by:Debora Yglesias,
This is an excellent slide show explaining types of earthquakes and pictures of actual earthquakes.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4teachers/EQ101.htm
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1133  Posted by:Kurt Davenport,
I thought this was a good addition to the forum. It discusses volcano forecasting. I think this is an important part of volcano research because the more we know the more lives and cities we can save.
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes
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1134  Posted by:Anayleen Rodriguez,
With the latest activities being earthquakes and volcanoes, I came across an article about Mount St. Helens being active again.  Geologists are expecting a small to moderate blast within the next few days.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g35/earthquakes.html
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1135  Posted by: Sandra Rodriguez
This is a website which discusses the direct effects to wildlife, plants, streams, and lakes after the eruption of Mt. St. Helen. What is interesting about this site is the fact that it also discusses the recovery of the area affected. This discusses the short and long term effects, wildlife species that have returned to the area after the disaster and scientific research that has been performed in the area of microbial activity in steam fumaroles.
http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/mshnvm/education/teachers-corner/library/life-returns.shtml
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1136  Posted by:Michael Rosenberg,
I think this website is awesome because it touches on something I couldn’t fathom—volcanoes on other planets.  I have problems just imagining natural disasters on earth, let alone in outer space.  Of course, it seems obvious that other planets would experience similar environmental changes, but knowing, for example, that we are aware of 1600 major volcanoes on Venus doesn’t seem like common knowledge.   I somehow am excited to be privy to such knowledge.
http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/planet_volcano/lunar/Overview.html
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1137  Posted by:Sierra Alejandro
Great site on Hawaii and it volcano origins, stories, hazards, preparations…..
http://library.thinkquest.org/J003007/Disasters2/menu/menu1.htm
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1138  Posted by:Nicole Stratten,
This site offers an interactive view of volcanoes. It’s a collaboration between NASA and Northern Illinois University and connects Space Science with phenomena happening on planet Earth. The site provides lots of useful information on volcanoes and tons of vocabulary.
http://www.neiu.edu/~kbartels/VolcanoModule/ShapesOfVolcanoes.htm
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1139  Posted by:Adar, Alon
This website explains in layperson’s terms how landslides work and why they occur.  It goes into detail how manmade structures cause them as well as what natural structures prevent them.
http://www.wildfirenews.com/forests/forest/analysis.html
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1140  Posted by:Jose Alvarez
The website has information about landslides in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. It has images showing the effects of the landslides, and a topographic map of the location.
http://www.rsr.org/landslides.html
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1141  Posted by: LaTorri Arroyo; Leticia Bello
This is a US government educating on what landslide are what causes them and what factors affect mass wasting.
 http://www.ussartf.org/landslides.htm
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1142  Posted by:Edith Charpentier
The website Natural Disaster Reference Database  is supported by NASA. There is a search engine present that allows you to search or look up anything related to or involving natural disasters across the globe.Website seems to be very resourceful and easy to use as well.
  http://ndrd.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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1143  Posted by: Melnick, Jennifer
This site takes learning about volcanoes and makes it fun for everyone.  It is easy for almost anyone to understand.  You don’t need a special degree or a lot of time to digest this information.  Everything is just right in front of you.
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html
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1144  Posted by:Bianca Rivera
It talks about El Niño, saying that things happened that are not meant to happen in the environment.  El Niño caused the stream flow and flooding, lake level rising, and landslide and debris flow in the years it lasted.  It specifies that the worst landslides occurred over the past decades while El Niño occurred.
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/elnino/effects.html
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1145  Posted by:Sandra Rodriguez
This website on landslides is great for all sorts of information. This website has general information and also several links to publications. This site also discusses landslides by specific locations; it has a timeline of landslides that has occurred around the world; discussions on landslides that occur with other hazards; and mapping and emergency preparedness information.
http://www.planning.org/landslides/docs/links.htm
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1146  Posted by: Nicole Stratten,
These are the notes from a lecture on natural hazard, human impacts and disaster reductions. It offers some facts and figures about natural disasters and stresses the importance of preparedness and prevention from a human aspect.
http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/seminars/97514DD.html
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1147  Posted by:Debora Yglesias
This site shows hazard mapping for landslides and is meant to “assist cities and counties in fulfilling their responsibilities for protecting the public safety.”
http://gmw.consrv.ca.gov/shmp/
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1148  Posted by:Jamie Futscher,Sat 2/26/2005 8:21 PM
This website is from Rice University with links to every aspect of environmental earth science including: Earthquakes, volcanoes, subduction zones, current geological hazards, space debris and it's effect on earth, natural resources, current potential hazzards with natural disastors.  This website had a detailed section on how volcanoes work- illustrating the buildup before and during a volcanic eruption.  What  I enjoyed most was the focus on CURRENT natural disasters and potential problem area's. This website provided not only the problems but solutions as well.
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~leeman/
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1149  Posted by:Jamie Futscher, Sun 2/27/2005 9:37 AM; ALEJANDRO SIERRA
This website is from the University of Washington, it has links to the many aspects of  tsunami.  Including: how it is formed, how it generates, where it moves to, how we can prepare for them, how we track tsunamis, the physics of it's compostion, tsunami warning systems and mitigation systems.  This research is based out of the Alaskan Tsunami center- and explains ongoing tsunami research and recent disasters that we are studying.  Lastly the "Links" page is wonderful and provides many valuable links!
http://www.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/toc.html
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1150  Posted by:Nicole Mitchel, Sun 2/20/2005 12:31 AM
This site is about landslides in the Caribbean.
It includes sites on a number of Caribbean islands as well as links to general landslide information.
http://isis.uwimona.edu.jm/uds/Landslides.html
Jessica Robinson,Sat 2/19/2005 11:56 PM
This website offered in-depth scientific information about just about landslides that occur in the Caribbean.  There are links to other reputable sites, including USGS and FEMA sites.  Another interesting part of this site is the fact that there are links on the bottom of the page that talk about specific parts of the Caribbean and what kinds of landslide activity they have.
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1151  Posted by:Nicole Mitchell,Sat 2/26/2005 11:50 PM
This site gives scientific information about the December tsunami that devastated parts of Asia.
http://iri.columbia.edu/~lareef/tsunami/#Lamont_Doherty_Seismographs_for_25th_and
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1152  Posted by:Joshua Blockhus, Sat 2/12/2005 9:14 PM
This website is a colorfully descriptive information site about the Cascade Ridge volcanoes. Being right right here in our country, I feel this is an interesting and helpful site furthering my understanding of volcanoes.
www.jqjacobs.net/writing/volcanoc.html#top
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1153  Posted by:Joshua Blockhus, Sat 2/19/2005 8:14 PM
This is a fascinating website that gives a unique view of mass movement beneath the sea. Although some of the terms used may be a bit unfamiliar it still sends the idea clearly to the reader.
http://www.ece.eps.hw.ac.uk/~amason/sediment_stability.htm
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1154  Posted by: Anthony Morejon,Sat 2/26/2005 5:44 PM
This site has everything that you need to know about Tsunami's.  It is involved with all aspects of Tsunami research.  What I found most interesting was the information they had for California.  There was mitigation methods as well as inudation maps.  This site has a great deal of info on all but one of the major Tsunami's since 1992.  There is also information on upcoming Conferences dealing with Tsunamis.
http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/index.html
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1155  Posted by:Marian Franco, Sat 2/26/2005 5:12 PM
This website is pretty good. It informs people on what a tsunami is in great detail.It also has a section of most asked questions and answers for the readers. Although, it is mainly based on Hawaii. The website also has a link that tells you what will happen, what to do, and who to call in case of a tsunami.
www.co.honolulu.hi.us/ocda/tsunami.htm
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1156  Posted by:Marian Franco,Sat 2/19/2005 11:32 PM
This website article is very informative. It explains what landslides are, what causes them, and tells how many types there are.It informs the readers on what the warning signs are and how to prevent landslides from occurring completely or less. It also informs the readers on what they should do should they have a landslide and who they should contact. This website also has maps, diagrams, and slide shows to help the readers understand.Lastly, the website includes a faq link that has many asked questions and answers about landslides and the land that they occur on.
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/landslides/
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1157  Posted by:Maria Teresa Garcia,Sat 2/12/2005 7:59 PM
This volcano hazards program website is sponsored by the USGS and it focuses on the deadly lahars from the Nevado del Ruiz volcano that took place in Colombia on Novemeber 13, 1985. This website is very descriptive on the occurences from the volcano. Because I am colombian, I thought it would be interesting to know about this deadly natural disaster that took place in my country.
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Hazards/What/Lahars/RuizLahars.html
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1158  Posted by:Maria Teresa Garcia, Sat 2/5/2005 10:20 AM
The website I'm posting for this week's participation forum is a website all about earthquakes and faults. This website beongs to Steven Dutch form the department of Natural and Applied Sciences from the University of Wisconsin. It gives relevant information of some major earthquakes in history, explains what casues earthquakes and it gives visuals on elastic rebound theory, and types of faults and it also discusses important information on major hazards of earthquakes, Tsunamis, seismology and seismic waves. It basically serves as a good review to all the topics covered and learned  this week in class.
http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs/EarthSC202Notes/quakes.htm
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1159  Posted by:Maria Teresa Garcia,Sat 2/19/2005 9:26 PM
This government sponsoredwebsite is very informative on basic information on landslides. Also, it gives very important mitigation and prevention information which is very useful and plays an important role on the learning of landslides. It also provides other useful links for other disasters.
http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/LCC/logan/disasters/landslides.htm
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1160  Posted by:Maria Teresa Garcia, Sat 2/26/2005 12:50 P
For this week's forum, I have found an excellent university sponsored website on tsunamis. The website's name is the Physics of Tsunamis and it has various links on all sorts of information about tsunamis. It includes a precise definition of what a tsunami is as well as what can generate tsunamis. In my opinion this website gives concrete information on tsunamis.
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/general/physics/physics.html
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1161  Posted by: Elizabeth RosainzSat 2/19/2005 3:25 PM
This is an interesting website from a scientific research institution detailing how lightning causes damage. Also it lists the possible events that can occur due to lightning and gives scientific explanations for their causes. The physics of lightning is well explained and they also tell you what can be done to protect your home or business from lightning.
http://www.boltlightningprotection.com/lightning_damage.htm
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1162  Posted by: Elizabeth Rosainz;Sat 2/26/2005 12:42 PM
This is an Australian government website that explains all about how landslides occur, why they occur, what areas are prone to them, and many other useful links to learn about landslides. It does focus on Australia a good deal but it also talks about the effects and presence of landslides globally as well.
http://www.ga.gov.au/urban/factsheets/landslide_causes.jsp
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1163  Posted by:Shannon K Blum, Tue 2/15/2005 5:40 PM; Cassim Bucary, Sat 2/26/2005 1:56 PM
Landslide and mudflows usually strike without warning. The force of rocks, soil, or other debris moving down a slope can devastate anything in its path. Take the following steps to be ready. This is a very informative fact sheet for example Minimize home hazards, Learn to recognize the landslide warning signs and some before and after suggestions.
http://www.fema.gov/hazards/landslides/landslif.shtm
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1164  Posted by:Shannon Blum,Thu 2/24/
A storm surge can be defined as an abnormal rise in water levels and can often accompany very intense winter storms, hurricanes or high winds. The storm surge itself is caused by the wind and pressure "pushing" the water into the continental shelf and onto the coastline. On exposed coastlines, storm surges are often accompanied by high waves.
http://www.ocipep.gc.ca/info_pro/self_help_ad/general/stormsurge_e.asp
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1165  Posted by:Jessica Robinson,Fri 2/11/2005 3:05 PM
This is a very cool website.  The article that drew me to the site dealt with the possibility that there had been volcanic activity on a large, planet-like object in the realm of Pluto.  The site also offers informative links defining some of the vocabulary used in the article, as well as links to other scientific sites dealing with relevant material.
 http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/kbo_volcano_041208.html
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1166  Posted by:Carlo, Steven, Sun 2/13/2005 12:01 AM
IThis website has a lot of information on volcanic activity of Mount Hood. It also has link to tell you about its formation and the rest of the Cascade Range volcanoes. It is very technical and thorough. I comes from a Seiesmic center so the information is rather reliable.
http://www.pnsn.org/HOOD/welcome.html
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1167  Posted by:Steven Carlo, Sat 2/19/2005 10:35 PM
This website contains a detailed explanation of the 4 main types of slope-stabilization techniques. This a company document that that gives definitions, pros, and cons. It uses scientific and technical data to show the proper way to stabilize the slopes. This seems like a very good file for research.
http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/lahontan/BMP/Chapter06.pdf
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1168  Posted by: Simons, Alison,Sat 3/5/2005 5:49 PM
This is the UN's website on desertification. it has information on what they are doing to help stop the problem, and general information.
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/sdissues/desertification/desert.htm
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1169  Posted by:Catherine Roman,Fri 3/4/2005 1:13 AM
It offers a very easy to read and comprehensive guide to the threats of floods and dams.  The visuals are amazing, as well as the interactive tools.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/floods/floods.html
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1170  Posted by:Lynette A. Velarde, Thu 2/24/2005 11:56 AM
This publication from USGS informs the reader about everything there is to know about sinkholes in Florida, given that this state's leading mass movements consist of sinkholes.  This article shows maps that identify the distribution of sinkholes across the state, as well as identifying the different types of carbonate subsurfaces that underlain sinkhole formation areas. Lastly, it includes information on the different types of human activities that induce sinkhole formation like irrigation, underground water pumping, etc.
http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/circ/circ1182/pdf/15WCFlorida.pdf
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1171  Posted by:Kim Algarra, Thu 2/24/2005 10:07 PM
This website describes evidence of landslide activity on Mars.  There are links on the page that take you to further evidence of water on the planet.  There are north and south polar ice caps with the permanent caps that remain during the summer months being made of water.  The other caps are composed of carbon dioxide.
http://www.lukew.com/marsgeo/landslides.html
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1172  Posted by: Myron Mortakis, Fri 2/25/2005 1:45 AM
The following website belongs to  the USGS, and has some interesting facts regarding the Everglades and the land subsidence effecting the Everglades.
http://fl.water.usgs.gov/Abstracts/c1182_ingebritsen.html
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1173  Posted by:Sandra Carolina Rivera, Sat 2/26/2005 12:21 PM
This website articles describes and shows the Yosemite Valley and National Park. IT shows all of the changes that are caused due to the floods, wildfires, and several massive rockfalls that have occured in the past years.
http://virtual.yosemite.cc.ca.us/ghayes/roadside.htm
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1174  Posted by: Grisel Okuma, Sat 2/26/2005 3:56 PM; Gloria Antia, Sat 2/26/2005 11:49 PM
This site tells us about one of the largest landslides in Canadian History “The Hope Slide”
But what I really liked about the site is that it explains what landslides are, what causes them, where they occur and what we can do to prevent them.
http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geolsurv/Surficial/landslid/default.htm
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1175  Posted by:Maria Mejia,Sat 2/26/2005 6:28 PM
I found this webpage interesting because it informs us of the 1998 harvesting rains and how it affected each South American country during the same time. Bear in mind that this occurance was attributed to El Nino.
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/ECONOMIC/GIEWS/ENGLISH/fs/fs9806/pays/soam9806.htm
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1176 Posted by:Brown Mark K, Sat 2/26/2005 11:54 PM
This is a discussion of the hillslopes and mass movement processes from the physicalgeography.net website. This site explains the materials and processes that form to carry out the processes.
http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/10x.html
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1177  Posted by:Babcock, ric, Sun 2/27/2005 8:52 AM
"Man's impact on his environment" Here is a portal which bracches out to various sites of information pretaining to a multitude of environmental concerns and much of what Dr. Longoria is all about.  Take a look and see for youself.
http://www.westirondequoit.org/ihs/library/environment.html
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1178  Posted by:Lynette A. Velarde,Wed 3/2/2005 3:55 PM
This journal article explains the consequences of the Greenhouse Effect on sea level rise.  It gives a historical overview regarding climate change and sea level fluctuation.  It also gives future trends regarding sea level rise as well as the impact that this sea level rise would have on earth (cutting back the shoreline, inundating land, loss of land etc). Furthermore it gives information on the different measures humans beings would be required to take in case this sea level rising would happen.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/OAR/globalwarming.nsf/UniqueKeyLookup/SHSU5BPPAL/$File/cost_of_holding.pdf
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1179  Posted by:Myron Mortakis,Fri 3/4/2005 3:07 PM
The following website belongs to  the NRDC organization, and has a dedicated site to Global Warming.
http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/default.asp
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1180  Posted by:Brown, Mark K
The following site is an interesting article criticizing the processes currently affecting US lands that increases desertification and is aptly titled "The American Sahara."
http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/sahara.htm
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1181  Posted by:Sandra Carolina Rivera, Sat 3/5/2005 9:35 PM
This website article describes a terrible drought in the state of Arizona, specially in the colorado river. THe residents of the near by areas are very concerned about the drought, but they are also implementing plans of action to improve the situation. In places such as Las Vegas officials have adviced the conservation of water.
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/kiser/47370.php
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1182  Posted by:Kim Algarra, Sat 3/5/2005 10:03 PM
This is an amazing site.  There are links to the regions of the world and current information about disasters occurring in the regions can be found.  I used this site in my paper on desertification.
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1183  Posted by:Cassim Bucary, Sat 3/5/2005 11:03 PM
This is the site for the official U.N. sanction to combat desertification, mmany useful links and up to date news.
http://www.unccd.int/main.php
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1184  Posted by:Kim Algarra, 3/6/2005 10:03 PM
This website gives interesting facts and figures on desertification and the impact it has on earth's economy and biodiversity.
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1185  Posted by:Babcock, ric, Mon 3/7/2005 9:17 AM
Here is a site from the USGS and the south florida information access (SOFIA), which gives the specs for the south Florida Aquifer / hydrological system. Beginning at this webpage, you can read about the aquifer system and from here you will be able to navigate back and towards more complex explainations of the hydroliogical systems operating in South florida
http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/papers/pp1011/aquifers.html
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1186  Posted by:Liza Hevia,Tue 3/8/2005 6:13 PM
This website explains the process of saltwater intrusion and the impact it has in South Florida. It also suggests how to correct the problem and how the intrusion works.
http://advertisers.americancityandcounty.com/ar/government_saltwater_intrusion_floridas/
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1187  Posted by:Lynette A. Velarde, Thu 3/10/2005 10:49 AM
The following publication is a projection of the water resources available for 2025. It describes the current uses of water in industrial, domestic, and agricultural settings, and how its uses in these settings are leading to water scarcity.  It also explains how water is mostly depleted by agricultural practices and how its depletion could lead to further problems such as world hunger. It also explains policies that could be taken to raise or keep stable the current water supply through the practice of sustainable water development.
http://www.ifpri.org/pubs/fpr/fprwater2025.pdf
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1188  Posted by:Kim AlgarraThu 3/10/2005 8:58 PM
This website is dedicated to calculating the irrigation needed for crops during a drought.  The considerations involved include total water application, soil water depletion, crop evapotranspiration, rainfall and fog amounts, irrigation scheduling, and deficit irrigation.  There is much more science involved in farming than I previously imagined!
http://lawr.ucdavis.edu/irrigation/drought_tips/dt41.htm
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1189  Posted by:Myron Mortakis, Fri 3/11/2005 9:33 PM
The following website belongs to  the Government, and displays the results of the wetland water quality functional assessment for the Miami-Dade County Wetlands.
http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/pld/proj/wetcons/waterq/wq_dade.htm
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1190  Posted by:Grisel Okuma, Sat 3/12/2005 1:54 AM
The following is a really informative site about water resources and conservation.
http://www.pubs.asce.org/WWWdisplay.cgi?9703195
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1191  Posted by:Catherine Roman, Sat 3/12/2005 6:18 PM
this site contains a compendium of documents discussing the issues of water management in Africa.  The scope is broad, making it an excellent place to narrow down a direction for specific research of Africa's water management problems.  includes areas of concern, cultural complications, legal measures, etc.
 http://www.nri.org/waterlaw/AWLworkshop/papers.htm
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1192  Posted by:Sandra Carolina Rivera, Sat 3/12/2005 10:08 PM
This web side  article explains all of the different irigation systems, and the different kinds of technological devices, such as pumps, and sprinklers that facilitate this process. The greatest advantange and usefulness of this web site is its trhoughly explanation of the kinds of pumps and its uses.
http://www.irrigationtutorials.com/pump.htm
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1193  Posted by:Babacock, Ric; Sun 3/13/2005 8:14 AM
This site, from the civil government of Miami-Dade County, can be negotiated to advance to other aspects of natural resources and their management in Miami and the Dade county region.
http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/derm/Water/pollution_contamination.asp
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1194  Posted by: Lynette A. Velarde,Wed 3/16/2005 2:23 PM
The following article, explains the economic costs of soil erosion.  Since agricultural activities are the ones considered most harmful in regards to soil degradation, this article mostly explains the costs involved in soil degradation in agricultural and farm lands.  The document further explains how the market price of agricultural produce is affected by soil erosion and the increasing demand for food, mostly in places where soil has been vastly degraded.  The document also gives two study cases of Indonesia and the Phillipines and the economic impact soil erosion has had on these countries.  Finally the article gives methodological ways of measuring the costs of soil erosion.
http://web.idrc.ca/uploads/user-S/10536145400ACF2B4.pdf
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1195  Posted by:Anthony Morejon,Sun 2/27/2005 10:53 P; MLeah Vivancos,Fri 3/4/2005 2:48 AM
This site explains how river flooding is caused.  It also explains the different possible currents.   the site also explains at what trijectory would water flood from particuar channel types.
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol204/riversystems.htm
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1196 Posted by: Anthony Granados, Tue 3/1/2005 6:51 PM
This article explains how most trees in Iowa, such as the sugar maple and white oaks, can severely suffer from floods as well. They may develop leaf chlorosis, leaf drop, or they can even die. Each tree has a different flood-tolerance level. It all depends on the tree's location to the flood, amount of water coverage over the roots, and the saturation of soil during and after the flood occurs. This article makes it clear that its not only humans who suffer from floods but nature as well.
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1993/7-14-1993/flood.html
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1197  Posted by: Elizabeth Rosainz; Fri 3/4/2005 2:28 PM
This webpage is part of a site that has links to other scientific topics including casues of other natural disasters. This page gives a description of tornadoes and tells their causes and suggests a possible way to warn people in advance of a possible torando.
http://nov55.com/tor.html
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1198  Posted by: Anthony Morejon, Fri 3/4/2005 8:58 PM
The above site is quite intriguing because not only is it in relation to hurricanes, but it is also about the El Nino phenomenon.  There are links that take you to more detailed information in reference to hurricanes affected by El Nino.
www1.fccj.edu/pacrews/el_nino_and_hurricanes.htm
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1199  Posted by: Maria teresa Garcia, Sat 3/5/2005 11:05 AM
For this week's forum, I decided to post a Nasa sponsored website that gives detailed information on the El Nino phenomenon. I was really amazed and delighted by the information presented on this website. The website includes illustrations to better explain the phenomenon as well as activities one can perform to better understand El Nino phenomenon.
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/nino/intro.html
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1200  Posted by: Steven M. Carlo,Sat 3/5/2005 6:54 PM
This is the Regional Flood Control District for Clark County Nevada. It is currently on the Flood history section to give a layout of the past occurrences of flooding in the region. There is of  course many links to other areas in the Clark County. There are links to drainage, flood zones, and upcoming agendas.
http://www.ccrfcd.org/03-history.htm
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1201  Posted by:Elizabeth Rosainz; Mon 3/7/2005 5:35 PM
This website has scientific information and pictures regarding earthquakes and tsunamis in Alaska; it also gives a lot of mitigation information and talks about the causes of earthquakes and tsunamis in Alaska and cites some past occurrences there.
http://www.uaf.edu/seagrant/earthquake/index.html
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1202  Posted by:Anthony Granados, Fri 3/11/2005 11:15 PM
Sarnia, Canada give a show by example proper mitigation through educating its residents and tourists procedures for safety during a lightning storm. Some procedures include seeking shelter in a building, keeping away from phone lines and fences, and staying away from water are just some life-saving tips.
http://www.city.sarnia.on.ca/visit.asp?sectionid=283
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1203  Posted by:Leah Vivancos, Fri 3/11/2005 11:48 PM
This web site is a great source to be able to figure out  catogories of hurricanes. I it a good place so people can learn the different affects each catagory hurricane may have. It shows the The Saffir/Simpson Hurricane Scale.
http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/satellite/satelliteseye/educational/saffir.html
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1204  Posted by: Futscher, Jamie, Lee; Sat 3/12/2005 9:20 AM
This is a simple, to the basics website based out of North Carolina dedicated to educating the local population on dangerous weather hazards.  These hazards include lightning, floods, thunderstorms, tornadoes, etc.  Each area covers the broad facts about the specific disaster and then narrows down to individual occurrences and prevention techniques.  All in all this website is a benifit the members of the community and the information obtained is not only useful, but relevent.
http://www.dem.dcc.state.nc.us/pio/99SWAW/media/TOC.htm
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1205  Posted by: Maria Teresa Garcia, Sat 3/12/2005 1:07 PM
For this week's forum, I decided to find a website that provided with more Tornadoes information. I found a government website that fives relevant information on this topic.It gives information on how to be prepared in case of a tornado occuring as well as how to access what type of damage could be caused and it provides some very interesting historical examples of tornadoes which was my favorite part of this website.
http://www.ntis.gov/hottopics/tornadoes.asp?loc=5-0-0
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1206  Posted by:Adar, Alon
This website run by non-profit PBS includes the science behind floods, real-life accounts, flood rescuers, and other informative articles written by students for students about floods.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/infocus/floods.html
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1207  Posted by:Clavel Jacques-Louis,February 26, 2005
This site gives a great deal of hurricane preparedness procedures. More importantly to this week’s topic, it explains how storages are formed.
http://ratfish.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/storm_surge.shtml
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1208  Posted by: Jennifer Melnick
This site allows you to view the relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami.  It also shows graphic pictures of the devastation that was caused by the tsunami.  It makes you think of how much could have or should have been done.
http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/
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1209  Posted by: Anayleen Rodriguez, February 24, 2005
The website explains the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific (TWSP).  It is a global international early warning system that is dedicated to the monitoring of tsunami hazards in the Pacific.  It gives a timely warning on potentially destructive distant tsunamis.  It gives the government and the proper authority the ability to react to the warnings in preparation for a possible disaster.
http://www.oceansatlas.com/unatlas/issues/emergencies/tsunamis/tsunami.htm
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1210  Posted by: Sandra Rodriguez
This is a website from the University of Southern California. It has a great map that marks areas of activity. If you click on these spots it will provide you with details of previous tsunami activity.
http://cwis.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/2005/index.html
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1211  Posted by: Michael G Rosenberg,
This website was created by the Institute of computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (Computing Center). It is a comprehensive site that discusses the research on tsunamis.  Not only does it discuss recent tsunami events, but the website also contains a database that catalogs tsunami events in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Mediterranean and some of the data dates back to 47 B.C.
http://omzg.sscc.ru/tsulab/
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1212  Posted by:Nicole Stratten,
This site by the UN poses the idea that people pay more attention to fast moving and unpredictable natural disasters than they do to slow moving ones. In this instance the focus is on desertification and the roles the government play in their prevention and mitigation.
http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/events/pressconf7jan.php
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1213  Posted by:Debora Yglesias
This is an interesting website on sinkholes, their formation. Signs to watch for and news accounts.
http://www.sinkhole.org/facts.htm
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1214  Posted by:  Leticia Bello
The following website is from the U.S. Search and Rescue Task Force.  It characterizes different types of floods and their effects.  The site also gives information on what to do before, during and after a flood occurs.
http://www.ussartf.org/flooding.htm
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1215  Posted by:Kurt Davenport,
Even though this is a UK webpage, it still provides a mass of information that can be used by all locals as well as people interested in natural disasters such as flooding. There are section that homeowners can look at to determine if they are at risk or not and what they can do before, during, and after a flood.
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/
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1216  Posted by: Clavel Jacques-Louis, March 4, 2005
This site is run by the county of Hawaii. The site has various pages which cover in detail every natural disaster know to men. In addition, it has pages which illustrate ways to mitigate, prepare and risk factors of all these various disasters.
http://www.mothernature-hawaii.com/county_hawaii/county_hawaii.htm
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1217 Posted by: Jennifer Melnick
This site allows you to explore the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster.  The information provided is clear and easily read.
http://library.thinkquest.org/3426/
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 Posted by:Christopher Aguirre
This site seems to be a good introduction to Plate tectonics and it even contains some very informative links.
http://geology.about.com/library/bl/blnutshell_plate-tec.htm

Posted by: Jessica Albright
Explains the correlation between earthquakes and plate tectonic activity.  Has maps and graphs explaining the phenomenon of earthquakes.
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/plate_tectonics/rift_man.html

Posted by:Vanessa Bolet
This site explains everything about tsunamis, why they form what to do in case of emergency and it has very interesting pictures.
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/itic/

Posted by: Steven Henry Butler
This fun visual power point presentation focuses on the plate tectonics and the volcanic formations in the Hawaiian Islands
http://wufs.wustl.edu/pathfinder/path301/presentations/plate_tectonics.ppt

Posted by: Edith Charpentier
The Center for Disease Control Prevention provides a substantial amount of
information on what you should know about preparing for, during, and after an earthquake.
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/index.asp

Posted by: Ingrid DeVarona
Global change studies in the Geodynamics Program focus on "postglacial rebound". Postglacial rebound is still occurring today. Our global change studies are also concerned with changing sea level. This arises quite naturally from postglacial rebound, as it is primarily the changing mass balance of glaciers and ice sheets that affect global sea level.
http://www.pgc.nrcan.gc.ca/geodyn/gchange.htm

Posted by: Nicole Dubois
it is  as the website says, an introduction to Plate Tectonics.  It gives a history of how the theory was started.  Also, it goes into how the scientist Wegener went about proving that plate tectonics were real.  Though it doesn’t say it he had to have used the scientific method.  He collected data, formed a hypothesis, and administered tests in order to reach a conclusion.  At the end of the site it even tells what causes the plates to move.  A great site for a quick overlook into the plate tectonic theory.
http://www.hartrao.ac.za/geodesy/tectonics.html

Posted by: EnJoli Duval
I found this website very interesting. It explained plate tectonics in a very simple manner. The graphics also made it easy to follow. I would recommend this site to anyone who has children and wants them to learn about this topic is a simple way.
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits_events/online/quakes/plates/tectonics.html

Posted by: Edwin Estrada
This website presents the world as a large puzzle in order to give a clearer understanding of tectonic plates.
http://aquarium.ucsd.edu/learning/learning_res/voyager/earth_puzzle/puzzle_together.html

Posted by: Christopher Garcia
http://www.geophys.washington.edu/tsunami/general/physics/earthquake.html
Tectonic  earthquakes on the sea floor create water displacement that if  strong enough can create tsunamis.

Posted by: Williams Garcia
http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050912/full/050912-14.html
Here is an article on the rebuilding process taking place in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Posted by: Arthur Guerra
The site that I chose is a state-based compilation of information pertaining to heat waves from both a Florida and a national perspective.  It presents very to-the-point facts in the form of charts, tips, explanations of heat-related disorders, and other things.  There are also useful links to sites that forecast different things having to do with the heat.  I find it very useful because we live in one of the nation’s hottest climates.
http://www.dca.state.fl.us/bpr/EMTOOLS/Heatwave/heatwave.htm

Posted by: Ann Margaret Henriques
This article is about how researchers have generated the most detailed, subsurface map yet. The map is of the geologic fissure beneath the Rio Grande the reaches 400 miles beneath the planet’s surface. The results help explain how tectonic forces have shaped the Rio Grande, and its surrounding region, and also provide scientists with clues as to how continental rifts evolve through time.
http://www.fao.org/desertification/default.asp?lang=en

Posted by: Michelle Jimenez
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/wegener.html
This website goes over the life and studies of Alfred Wegener, the scientist who came up with the continental drift theory. It goes into further detail on some of the key words and has links to other important sites. It is interesting to learn more about where this theory came from, and how it was thought up.

Posted by: Urooj khan
This is the useful website if someone is interested in knowing more about the plate tectonics. It tells in sequence the names of all plates and the activities happening there.
http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Plate-boundaries .

Posted by: Laura Leon - GLY3034-02
This site gives a very broad explanation of plate tectonics with several links included to help further explain its meaning.  Two thumbs up.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

Posted by: John Scott Lufbery
This website gives a brief history about plate tectonics and gives background as to how they form and how they move.  The site also explains the interrelationship between earthquakes and plate tectonics and how they are connected.  Finally, the site explains the types of earthquakes associated with plate tectonics.
http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/plate_tectonics/rift_man.html

Posted by: Tiffany Ore
This is the best site that I have seen in a long time. It has evidence supporting continental drift. I love this kind on stuff.
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/pangaea/evidence.html

Posted by: Mirta Perez-Cernuda
I found this website to be helpful at understanding plate tectonics because it had movies and presentations on the topic. I enjoyed looking through the website and it was very easy to navigate
http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/projects/plates/plates.htm

Posted by: Mirta Perez-Cernuda
This website has no article, but it assists at understanding the plate tectonics because it shows an animated version. I enjoyed its brief animation because I thought it was fascinating to be able to see where the plates started and their path taken to where they are located today.
http://www.odsn.de/odsn/services/paleomap/animation.html

Posted by: Jose Rivera
This site contains information about how the moon was formed. The moon was formed somewhere in the solar system, and was later captured in orbit about the earth. Scientistbelieve that the moon and the earth grew together out of a primordial swarm of small planetesimals.
http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/outreach/origin/

Posted by: Mercedes Roberts
This website deals with the natural hazards associated with the Seattle, Washington area.
In summary, the USGS is coming together with local government to inform the public of the natural hazards in their area along with a plan on how to prepare and deal with them. Among the areas natural hazards are landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and flooding.
The link associated with the site is
http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/hazards  .
http://rockyweb.cr.usgs.gov/hazards/oldindex.html

Posted by: Robert Rodriguez
I found this site, which is interesting in how he describes how the tectonic plates created the tsunami of 2004.  There are good illustrations of how the movement of the plates created such an immense and fast moving wave.
http://www.hgs.org/february2005/EditorsLetter.pdf#search='Plate%20Tectonics%202004%20Tsunami

Posted by: Asher Shlachtman
This website contains notes summarizing multiple popular theories about the origin of the Solar System and the Earth.
http://faculty.weber.edu/bdattilo/fossils/notes/earth.html

Posted by: Lisa Smith-Baptiste
Are there or were there plumes on Mars?  Is the questions addressed on this site. The site focuses on Tharsis, one of the most recognized features on Mars, a broad topographic swell consisting of two broad rises (shield volcanoes). A plume hypothesis was formulated in the 1970’s for an explanation of swells and volcanism on Earth and is being proposed as the mechanism for forming the Tharsis rise; that these multiple plumes feed or once fed the volcanoes.
http://www.mantleplumes.org/Mars.html

Posted by:DANIEL SONE
Here is a website containing fairly comprehensive information and images regarding the Earth’s interior and seismic activities. I found this site very helpful in understanding the dynamics of what is going on beneath the surface.
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/interior.html

Posted by:Shaunina Stokes
You want vivid images of the plate this is the website to go to. You do not have to look no further and the confusion stops here.
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/class/100/plate-tectonics.html

Posted by: Samantha Syms
This site discusses the theory of plate tectonics as well as give links to view the boundaries of certain plates.  Additionally, there are links to other areas in Geology such as: cycles, spheres and biomes.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html

Posted by: Mariana Beczkowski
Cool website about Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones all around the world.
http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/tropical.html

Posted by: Jennifer Caminero
The article talks about how the theory of plate tectonics was formulated and how it is used in geology.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates1.html

Posted by: ALESSANDRA DE LOS RIOS
This site talks about seafloor spreading, defines it and mentions the three types of plate to plate interactions.  This site has helped me to better understand about sea floor spreading.
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/explorer/concepts/spreading.html
http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/explorer.html

Posted by: Cemone Glinton
This website give great information on the plate tectonic theory, it talks about the splitting of the continents /continentals drifts. I think its are helpful website.
http://www.hartrao.ac.za/geodesy/tectonics.html

Posted by: Linda Julien
Narrative: The Baltic sea consist of many geological settings from ages ago. Formations of glacial deposits and the processes of sea level changes are just to name a few. Its interesting to have learned how human activities have influenced the development of our environment.
http://arhipel.hiiumaa.ee/norfa/abstracts/petersburg/24.html

Posted by: Alia Haj Hasan
I recently received a phone call telling me about an earthquake that is supposed to occur in the city of Amman, Jordan, causing hysteria among civilians. On the other hand, I always thought that earthquakes were unpredictable. This is an interesting site that discusses the concepts and perceptions behind predicting earthquakes.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/earthquakes/html/sidebar2.html
 

Posted by: ASHLEY KUPER
I truly enjoyed this website. It is from Berkeley University and in my opinion sums up just about everything to do with plate tectonics. Also it has great visuals, so it is easy to follow.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/Metzger3.html

Posted by: Kristen Mann
During his work as a Ph.D Student and the University of Chicago, Christopher Scotese has attempted to “illustrate the plate tectonic development of the ocean basins and continents” of the last 1100 million years through the PALEOMAP project. Scotese includes links regarding the history of the Earth and its’ climate, as well as links to his research and a map depicting “Pangea Ultima,” the possible formation of the continents 250 million years in the future.
http://www.scotese.com/

Posted by: HENRY PEREZ
The attached article describes geological hazards and how they are generated by plate movement within the Earth. Various hazards are examined and their occurrence is discussed.
http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/geology/a_geohazards.html

Posted by: Gabriela Vasquez
I found this interesting site regarding the concentration of salt in the ocean.  It explains the reasons why there is such a high concentration of salt in the ocean.  It touches the topics of this week’s assignment, such as the earth’s crust and the role it plays in the amount of salt the ocean has.
http://www.palomar.edu/oceanography/salty_ocean.htm

Posted by: Lauren Wilbanks
http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2003AM/finalprogram/abstract_65865.htm

Posted by: GABRIELA ZAPATA
This site is references
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/earth/evidence.html
 

Posted by: Henry Perez
 This link addresses the tsunami warning system in British Columbia. What can be done to reduce the risk is explored due to the propensity for earthquakes along the west coast of Canada. The west coast of Canada borders the Pacific basin and the presence of subduction zones make it vulnerable.
http://www.ocipep.gc.ca/research/resactivites/CI/2003-D001_e.asp

Posted by:Lucinda Omega Cooke

Welcome to Tsunami!

This website has basic information about tsunamis and gives several links to the NOAA websites for warnings and watch data. There are also illustrations describing what a tsunami is versus a regular wave. Other maps and links about current events referring to tsunamis are available through this site.

http://www.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/index.html
 

Posted by: Jennifer Caminero

 This is a great article about an Australian scientist’s research dealing with the warming of ocean water and how it can increase the probability of storm surge.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/02/010212073904.htm
 

Posted by:Jason Alamo

I found this website to be outstanding with the information it provided on Tsunamis. The website is from The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and gives information on how to mitigate tsunamis as well as previous tsunamis and how they damaged areas and how it might have been better mitigated.  Since we are studying this particular area this week i found this site to give me a great insight on those areas.  It also has a download for the U.S. plan on advanced tsunami detection which can help us learn more on the advancements scientists are making towards detecting these disasters in a quicker manner. 

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami-hazard/
 

Posted by:Mariana Beczkowski, October 20, 2005, 12:38 AM

A great website on the mitigation for natural disasters, complete with interesting links about the different disasters (cyclones, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc.)

http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/disasters/mitigation.asp
 

Posted by:LINDA JULIEN

Tsunami is a set of ocean waves caused by any large, abrupt disturbance of the sea-surface. If the disturbance is close to the coastline, local tsunamis can demolish coastal communities within minutes. A very large disturbance can cause local devastation AND export tsunami destruction thousands of miles away. The word tsunami is a Japanese word, represented by two characters: tsu, meaning, "harbor", and nami meaning, "wave". Tsunamis rank high on the scale of natural disasters. Since 1850 alone, tsunamis have been responsible for the loss of over 420,000 lives and billions of dollars of damage to coastal structures and habitats. Most of these casualties were caused by local tsunamis that occur about once per year somewhere in the world. For example, the December 26, 2004, tsunami killed about 130,000 people close to the earthquake and about 58,000 people on distant shores. Predicting when and where the next tsunami will strike is currently impossible. Once the tsunami is generated, forecasting tsunami arrival and impact is possible through modeling and measurement technologies (NOAA website, 2005).

http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/tsunami_story.html
 

Posted by:ASHLEY KUPER

The following website is from the US Department of Homeland Security. When researching the December 26, 2005 tsunami, this website contained information such as Grant Program  information, Tsunami Backgrounder ,Tsunami Fact sheet , and Questions and Answers Regarding the Tsunami Hazard in the U.S.

http://www.fema.gov/hazards/tsunamis/
 

Posted by:Alia Haj Hasan

This is a site that provides information on Tsunamis and the dangerous water borne diseases that can spread from this disaster. It also talks about mitigation efforts by the UNICEF organization. 

http://www.unicef.org/emerg/disasterinasia/24615_24936.html
 

Posted by:Kristen Mann

The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Tsunami Research Program, created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has the goal of helping to mitigate tsunami related hazards to the west coast of the United States. This website provides links to maps which depict areas under threat from coastal inundation, as well as links to recent tsunamis that have occurred. The frequently asked questions section helps direct those who are seeking more information on tsunamis to other websites, which provide that information.

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/tsunami/
 

Posted by:Kristen Mann

This website, run by the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom, aims to provide people with a warning of the flood risks in their area, and information on how to reduce the chance of flooding from rivers and the ocean. There are links to the current flood warning, as well as tips on managing flood risks. For those who live next to a river, there is info on the rights, and the responsibilities, for riverside property owners. The site also supplies flood information for nine different regions of the U.K.

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood/?lang=_e
 

Posted by:Henry Perez 

This site discusses flash floods, why they occur and the damage they can do. Real examples of past floods argue the point on why flood warnings are important to adhere to. 

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/ffbro.htm
 

Posted by:Gabriela VasquezT

his site is about Sinkholes in Florida and their overall effect on the state.  It speaks of the formation of sinkholes in Lake Grady Florida.  This is site has a lot of information on the topic and it explains everything in details and illustrates the ideas into maps.

http://uweb.cas.usf.edu/~vacher/Publications/SWFWMD2003/Haber.pdf


Posted by:GABRIELA ZAPATA

http://www.noaa.gov/floods.html
 

Posted by: Dwayne CainesT

his website goes into depth about hurricanes. It explains the intensity of the hurricanes and it also has the Saffir-Simpson Scale. This scale pretty much calculates how much damage the hurricane will bring and the intensity it is carrying. The website also talks about how Hurricanes are formed and why they develop the way they do. There is a link the website has that shows in percentages how much damage a tornado can do, a Flood, Lightening, and Hurricanes. It actually shows the percentages and Hurricanes do the less damage but yet is still so dangerous. The website is very good. http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=3047
 
 

Posted by: Lucinda Omega Cooke 

I found this great website that describes the Fujita Scale (Fujita-Pearson scale). This gives the history of the founder and it gives a chart of the scale. The Fujita Scale was created by two professors Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920-1998) and Allen Pearson. Through their study of tornadoes, they created a scale to describe the wind speed an occurring storm. The various ranges of tornadoes are discussed such as, weak or damaging. It gives facts about tornadoes such as the size and strength of tornadoes. Large tornadoes can be weak and small tornadoes can be strong. The statistics of this scale can only be measured after the storm has passed and is rated solely on the damages that occurred. It is not possible to measure wind speeds inside an occurring tornado. This was a very informative website with many links to other relevant data about tornadoes.

http://www.tornadoproject.com/fscale/fscale.htm#top
 

Posted by: ALESSANDRA DE LOS RIOS

This web site explains how hurricanes form and how much of a threat they are to the coastal areas of the United States.  It also explains how they track them and the speeds that they travel at.  This site was very helpful.http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/about.asp
 
 

Posted by: Cemone Glinton, 11/04/05. 

I found this topic very interesting; due to the recent events with the hurricanes in Florida I found this topic and web site fitting.  It gives valuable information that we all can use.

http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/
 

Posted by: LINDA JULIEN

This website goes into great detail about tornadoes, one of nature’s most violent storms. This article explains the causes of a tornado, the different variations of tornadoes, the weak tornado’s better known as water sprouts and the known myths about tornadoes.  Visiting this site, one will also be able to learn about the shapes and sizes of weak, strong, and violent tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur anywhere.

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/NWSTornado
 
 

Posted by: ASHLEY KUPER 

Well considering the recent hurricane, Wilma, there is many place where one can find quality information on hurricanes. Obviously the National Hurricane Center has a great deal on reliable information on all topics relating to hurricanes. 

www.nhc.noaa.gov

For current information on hurricanes the MSNBC website gives great information when it comes to damages and routes of recent hurricanes.

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7845030
 
 

Also for relief issues arising in hurricanes the FEMA website gives precise instruction on how to prepare and deal with the aftermath of a hurricane 

http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/
 
 

Posted by: SUMIKO RILEY 

This website gives a great description of hurricanes and the tropical analysis of them.  The website also includes other links to other websites that will help with getting a better understanding of how hurricanes work.

http://www.met.fsu.edu/explores/tropical.html
 
 

Posted by: Gabriela Vasquez

The website I searched is about tornadoes, the site speaks about the formation and different types of tornadoes as well as where tornadoes take place and what is the cause.  This website was made possible by a faculty of Texas Tech. University, who is an expert in the atmospheric sciences.  I think the site is very well elaborated with very detailed information concerning the topic in question.

http://jupiter.phys.ttu.edu/corner/1998/nov98.pdf
 
 

Posted by: Jason Alamo I found this website to be outstanding with the information it provided on tornados. The site explains what causes tornados and also how they can be prevented.  There is a bunch of links within this site that give a bunch of detailed information about tornados.  It describes the different strengths of tornados and how you can be prepared.  There is even a prepare link to make sure you follow the steps to staying prepared for tornandos and where they have more probability of occuring. http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P1738,00.html
 
 

Posted by: Mariana Beczkowski Fri 11/10/05 7:52PM

This site is great for those of you who have an interest in the formation of tornadoes they was that I do. This website is contains pictures, facts and interesting scientific research. Extremely gripping and exciting!!

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/2430/
 
 

Posted by: Dwayne Caines This Website is titled Human Voltage. It discusses the effects of lightning when humans are struck by lightning. It explains why men are more likely to get struck more than woman. It goes highly into depth about the after affects of the strike, if survived. This website is a good place to learn what lightning is really about. http://science.nasa.gov/newhome/headlines/essd18jun99_1.htm
 
 

Posted by: JENNIFER CAMINERO

In this article you will read about the history of naming hurricanes. 

http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/prepare/hurricane_names.htm
 
 

Posted by: Lucinda Omega Cooke

Lightning Protection: New Myths & Old Realities: Lightning is a very unpredictable thing. It is a natural phenomenon that cannot be controlled, predicted or stopped. Outdoor safety for large groups or events is hard to establish because of the above facts on lightning. Cited here are several outdoor large scale events and groups observed in 1998 that proves this point for safety. The myths that lightning doesn’t strike twice, rubber is an insulator, lightning can be prevented, and new high-tech rods can control lightning are all not proven and are unconfirmed. The best safety is to move to a safe shelter such as a building or metal car at the first signs or sounds of a lightning storm. Remain there up to 30 minutes after the storm.

http://www.lightningsafety.com/nlsi_pls/letter_to_editor.html
 
 

Posted by: ALESSANDRA DE LOS RIOS 

This is a site that describes what a storm surge is and how it moves along the water before it makes landfall.

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hurr/damg/surg.rxml
 

Posted by:Cemone Glinton, 11/13/05. 

Tornadoes are very interesting, the fact that they can form out of basically dry air it is amazing. I found this website  to be very informative maybe it will be helpful for you as well. 

http://www.fema.gov/hazards/tornadoes/
 
 

Posted by: T Kristen Mann

his volunteer organization, Lightning on Demand, is dedicated to the goal of “[producing] a controllable discharge of lightning at the greatest physical scale imaginable using modern technology.” Based on the work of Nikola Tesla, the organization has many projects, including the construction of a set of two twelve-story tall Tesla Coils, which should be able to create a continuous display of lightning between them. This site discusses the various projects in detail, and provides examples of how these displays will be able to educate the public. 

http://www.lod.org/index.html
 
 

Posted by: Henry Perez 

Many people do not understand the danger of lightning and put themselves at risk unnecessarily. This site discusses safety precautions and the risks of lightning and how to stay safe. 

http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/
 
 

Posted by:Gabriela Vasquez 

This is a cool site, which explains the formation, damage, intensity and names of hurricanes.  It is a website that puts all the pieces of the puzzle together and it helped me further understand the nature of hurricanes. http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/sevweath/swcatsdogs.html
 
 

Posted by: Lauren Wilbanks

This science website allows for someone to type in a particular storm and it will provide all necessary information about it.  Here, I typed in hurricane.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/hurricane.htm
 
 

Posted by: GABRIELA ZAPATA 

This site is references 

http://weather.cod.edu/sirvatka/ts.html

Posted by: Henry Perez

This article addresses desertification, droughts and how the effects threaten food security and public health.
http://archive.greenpeace.org/climate/science/reports/desertification.html
Posted by:  Gabriela Vasquez
This site is very fun, it speaks about lightning and interesting enough it touches upon the topics we discusses when we did assignment 10.  I believe that this site further enhanced my knowledge of lightning and how to better protect myself.  The graphics of this site are very nice and catchy!
http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/safety/lightning.htm
Posted by:  GABRIELA ZAPATA
http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/lightning/index_e.html
Posted by: Cemone Glinton, 11/19/05.
It was very interesting Drought and Desertification I wasn’t aware of how serous the issue at hand was. This web site has very useful information. It can be used to make us all aware of how important our environment is.
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/resolutions/48/175GA1993.html
Posted by:Alia Haj Hasan
This site talks about the ESA (European Space Agency) and how they use satellites to detect desertification in Europe. The article provides information on how facilities such as ESA use satellites, processing tools, and models to detect regions affected by desertification. Website:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051031125638.htm
Posted by:  LINDA JULIEN
This website can be found at Remote monitoring of arid land degradation (desertification) is of vital importance for today's society. Fragile desert environments world-wide are being used as agricultural and pastoral lands. While this in itself is not a bad thing, arid lands are being affected in ways that both reduce their usability by humans as well as disturb their natural states.
http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/~desert/
Posted by: ASHLEY KUPER
The following website also has a great article that appears in the
Encyclopedia of Climatology. It is operated by The National Center for Atmospheric Research and is sponsored by the National Science
Foundation.
http://www.ciesin.org/docs/002-479/002-479.html
Posted by: Robert Lloveras
This is an excellent website for understanding pretty much every important aspect of the Great Flood of 1993. What’s more, this site teaches interactively as each page of info has pictures and interactive maps that help rationalize the terrible disaster. One of the most interesting parts of this website is one of the interactive features, which allows you to click on several different dots on a map that are designated on all the main areas hit by the flood. Once you click on a particular dot it gives you photographs and information about how that particular area that you clicked was affected by the flood. http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es1308/es1308page08.cfm?chapter_no=investigation
Posted by: Jason Alamo
I found this website to be outstanding with the information it provided on desertification. This site incluyes information about the chapter we learned in Assignment number eleven.  It includes exactly what desertification is as well as information about what causes it and what effects humans have on desertification.  It also talks about the huge natural disasters that have occured because of this process and tells about the history and other interesting facts.  Since this was the subject I learned this week this site really helped to reinforce the information. 
http://www.ciesin.org/docs/002-178/002-178.html
 
 
 

Posted by: Mariana Beczkowski Wed 11/16/05 12:15 PM

This site amazing!!  It website is contains pictures, facts, myths, safety and interesting research as well as videos. You will lose track of time with this website… I know I did. It is truly exciting!! 

http://www.lightningstalker.com/weather/lightningstalker/more.html

Posted by: Dwayne Caines 

Being that I did my essay on the Asian tsunami, this website explains exactly what happened that day of the disaster. In goes well into detail about the earthquake which triggered the wave and the wave itself. It also explains why the disaster caused so much damage and deaths; 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

 

 Posted by: JENNIFER CAMINERO, ALESSANDRA DE LOS RIOS

This article is on desertification and the affects it has in Africa.

http://www.agron.iastate.edu/courses/agron342/reports/s00/desertification/desertification.html

 

 Posted by: Lucinda Omega Cooke

This is an insightful website for kids. This give kids a chance to learn about what they can do to help prevent damages from disasters. This website gives a description of what tornados are and their effects so the smallest child can understand. I like this website especially because it gave many stories about children who experienced or wanted to talk about their knowledge of tornadoes. I like the Maggie’s tornado story because you could tell she wrote it and they left it as she sent it. It is always good to get kids involved in safety and learning activities. This helps them know what to do like Maggie in the incident of a storm. This also had links to kid’s drawings, coloring activities and games.

http://www.fema.gov/kids/tornado.htm

 

 Posted by:Dwayne Caines

This website explains what extinction is and why it happens. It goes into detail about the dinosaurs and what caused the event to happen to that particular species. The website even talks about the extinction rate, so if anybody is interested in learning about extinction this is the website to go to. (Overview of extinction)

 http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/ext_background.htm

 

 Posted by:

JENNIFER CAMINERO This article is about Darwinian evolution and how it applies to biolgogical complexity.

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/full/97/9/4463

 

 Posted by: Lucinda Omega Cooke

This gives a very detailed list of the consequences of desertification. Desertification is caused by a number of human related factors. These factors alluded to here have far reaching results. The results have global outcomes. The consequences of human actions are often overlooked as trivial. Simple acts of poor food distribution in poverty stricken areas can cause famine. The consequences noted in this article all start as small changes that have epic proportional results. This should remind each of us to be mindful and responsible for our actions.

http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/factsheets/showFS.php?number=3

 

 Posted by: ALESSANDRA DE LOS RIOS

This site has more information on the extinction of dinosaurs and it teaches other ways to rule the hypothesis on how that happened. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/extinction.html

 

 Posted by: Cemone Glinton 11/26/2005:

Forest Fires are not as bad as I thought they were , they help the environment in many ways this website give alto of information, I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.nifc.gov/fireinfo/nfn.html

 

Posted by: Cemone Glinton       11/26/05:

The Earth is a beautiful place, there are many things that we still don’t know.  I hope you enjoy this website it gives a lot helpful information concerning the earth.

http://eqseis.geosc.psu.edu/~cammon/HTML/Classes/IntroQuakes/Notes/earth_origin_lecture.html

 

 Posted by: Cemone Glinton, 11/26/05.

Floods are considered one of the most devastating forces of nature; there is nothing that can be done to prevent flooding; however there are ways to minumize the damage.  I found this website to be very informational I hope you will as well.

 http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/researchitems/flooding.shtml

 

 Posted by: LINDA JULIEN

This article is very interesting because it goes into great details about wild land fires. This website also shows actual pictures of wild fire events and has all the different classifications of different types of fires. This site also entails safety procedures for before, during, and after a. fire. Last but not least are the different wild fires that have occurred in the past and wild land fire statistics. For more information, please visit www.ussartf.org/wildland_fires.htm

 

 Posted by: ASHLEY KUPER 

Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. The following page includes great information on the controversial forest fire legislation in Congress as well as important facts on forest fires.

http://www.worldwildlife.org/forests/fires.cfm

 

 Posted by: Gabriela Vasquez 

This awesome website of the University of Wisconsin explains in great detail the concept of desertification.  The website addresses very important issues of the disaster and how its consequences could be very threatening to the life of individuals.  The website also addresses important steps to take in order to try to mitigate and ultimately prevent the occurrence of desertification. 

http://dmc.engr.wisc.edu/courses/hazards/BB02-08.html

 

 Posted by: GABRIELA ZAPATA

This site is references 

http://www.drought.noaa.gov/

 

 Posted by: Henry Perez

This article details forest fires and debates whether fighting them is in our best interests, or if it is just nature healing itself through these fires. 

http://www.idahoforests.org/fhealth1.htm

 

 Posted by: SUMIKO RILEY

This website gives a great description of extinct species.  The website also includes other links to other websites that will help with getting a better understanding of extinct species that once existed on this earth.

http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/crisis/extincspec.html

Posted by: KRISTEN MANN 
The authors of EvolutionIsImpossible.com have the goal of “planting seeds of doubt in humanistic naturalists.” The site explains how the theory of evolution cannot be proven by using biology, chemistry, math, and physics; instead, it explains how these sciences have been used to disprove the theory. The website also brings up numerous questions that science has not yet been able to answer. For example, why do we not see evolution occurring right now? If it is an on-going process, where are the creatures that are half evolved? EvolutionIsImpossible.com is a very interesting look at the other side to the evolutionary theory.
 

 Posted by:

Cemone Glinton 12/3/05

I believe that it is very important to be aware of the environment, earth is the only home we have for ourselves and our children.  The following web site is a very good website it provides a lot of information.

http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/

 

 Posted by: Alia Haj Hasan 

This site provides a summary on the Phenomenon on Ozone depletion and other important facts about the Ozone layer, such as the emergence of the Ozone hole and the potential consequences.

http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/content/view.article.asp?a=73

 

 Posted by: ASHLEY KUPER

For great information on alternate Energy Sources I found this website which is adapted to HTML from lecture notes of Prof. Stephen A. Nelson from Tulane University. It gave many different sources and explanations of each.http://www.earthsci.org/teacher/basicgeol/alt_energy/alt_energy.html

 

 Posted by: LINDA JULIEN

This websites goes into great detail about global warming. It discusses the facts about global warming from how it originated to the effects that it has on man and the earth in which live upon. It talks about the problem, what’s being done, Greenhouse gases and how serious it is. For more information please visit www.epa.gov/globalwarming/

 

 Posted by:Robert Lloveras

This is a very good and concise website, which covers every important aspect of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993. Aside from listing and describing important facts useful to a report it also includes some great photos and diagrams to describe the incident. Further, upon accessing several different websites for a report on this topic, this website stood out as very helpful in fully grasping this disaster.  http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/walker.html

 

 Posted by: HENRY PEREZ

The following site discusses the proper disposal methods for different types of potentially dangerous toxic materials. Toxic and chemical waste leads to disease and miscarriages.  http://safety.science.tamu.edu/waste.html

 

 Posted by: Lauren Wilbanks

This website caters to educating and raising awareness of environmental issues for children.  Because children are always known as “leaders of tomorrow” it is best to begin making them more aware of what is really going on in the environment.

http://www.ditc-eef.org/

 

 Posted by: GABRIELA ZAPATA 

This site is references 

www.worldwildlife.org/forests/fires.cfm

 

 Posted by: Jason Alamo

I found this website to be outstanding with the information it provided on the  everglades restoration plan. This website helped me with this weeks understanding of the plan and why it is in place.  It is the official website of the everglades restoration plan and gives very good information on why they are composed and talks about their goals.  The main goal of the restoration plan is to bring fresh water that was supposed to go to the ocean and redirect it to the needed areas in the everglades.  This site helped me understand the importance of getting the everglades in the healthy state it was in many years ago.  That is also the main goal of this plan. 

http://www.evergladesplan.org
 
 

Posted by: Mariana Beczkowski, December 1, 2005, 8:45 PM.
This is a great news story on how Hurricanes and Global Warming are affecting the world today, as well as how the two are having an impact on each other. Very fascinating. Should be visited and read. 
 

 Posted by: Dwayne Caines 

This website is explaining the greenhouse effect; it talks about how human beings have altered the composition of the atmosphere. Like Coal-burning factories and motorcycles theses things release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than oceans and forests can absorb. The Website even goes deeper into the information about the situation at this present time, especially in dealings with the O-zone layer. This website is very good.

http://www.imor.org.mk/programmes/planet/ghouse.htm

 

 Posted by: JENNIFER CAMINERO

The following article describes how the greenhouse effect is contributing to global warming.

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/emissions.html

 

 Posted by: Lucinda Omega Cooke

Ozone is a molecule with three oxygen atoms bound together. It is found in small amounts of the stratosphere. This layer protects the environment from the dangerous ultraviolet rays. The burning or decomposition of organic matter combines with ozone and forms in the stratosphere. The light helps the oxygen to combine with nitrogen to from the pollutant nitrogen oxide. This usually occurs in the late afternoon or early morning. I believe this is what you see when the sun sets or rises, which is the orange hallo glow in the atmosphere. This article fully explains ozone and how it pollutes the environment. It has pictures and other links that give more details.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/ozone-pollution1.htm

 

 Posted by: ALESSANDRA DE LOS RIOS

This site has more information on global warming and how it affects our climate.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html

 

 Posted by: Christopher Aguirre This site gives information about floods and even includes links which talks about ways to be prepared. 

http://geology.about.com/cs/water/a/aa010200a.htm?terms=floods

 

 Posted by: Jessica Albright 

This is a great site on the Mississippi Flood of 1993. It explains what exactly happened, why it did, and how to prevent such events. It is described as the worst flood the U.S. has ever seen, but I think the recent flooding (due to Hurricane Katrina) in New Orleans is rivaling it. http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/floods/papers/oh_2/great.htm

 

 Posted by: Butler, Steven Henry 

This website which was produced by the Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides insightful information on the El Niño event.  Various links contain subject matter of El Niño affect on ocean and economic impact in fishing communities, maps and graphs on Sea Surface Temperatures, weather impact worldwide, and the detecting and predicting the presence of El Niño. 

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/eln/home.rxml

 

 Posted by:

Edith Charpentier
I looked into the infectious disease portion in the hurricane section. There is an interesting key fact about infectious diseases for after a hurricane. The site also has a link to Hurricane Katrina Resources.
Specific site : http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/infectiousdisease.asp 
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/ 
 

 Posted by: Nicole Dubois 

Information on flooding in Canada.  Causes, cost, and mitigation resolves.  Good source of information, and offers some ideas that could probably be used in other areas prone to flooding. http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/en/manage/floodgen/e_floods.htm

 

 Posted by: Debra Dunn

This website was extremely interesting.  As well as having great pictures it also talked about sinkholes in Jamaica. 

www.jamaicancaves.org

 

 Posted by: EnJoli Duval

This website shows how El Nino looked in February 1999. It is really interesting how the earth looks from space. This image shows how the earth looks while El Nino is changing climates. http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap990215.html

 

 Posted by:

Edwin Estrada

This Humanitarian early warning system tracks current floods all around the world using maps and very useful information. 

http://www.hewsweb.org/floods/

 

 Posted by: Christopher Garcia

This site deals with the mid Atlantic region flooding. Also gives info about what flooding is and what to do to protect yourself from flooding like planting more plants. 

http://www.epa.gov/maia/html/flooding.html

 

 Posted by: Williams Garcia

Here is a good full length report covering the tragic earthquake that took place 10/8/05 in Pakistan. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.6 and killed as many as 79,000 people.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqinthenews/2005/usdyae/

 

 Posted by: Arthur Guerra 

This webpage from the Naval Safety Center clearly outlines just about every instruction that one would need to follow if faced with a flash flood.  The webpage provide examples for how one may mitigate most of the damage that would incur to their belongings if there was to be a flash flood.

http://www.safetycenter.navy.mil/safetips/flashflood.htm

 

 Posted by: Ann Margaret Henriques 

This article gives the reader a better understanding about Floods. In the introduction you learn about the damages that floods cause, such as deaths, property damage, and home damage. Floods are considered the deadliest and most damaging U.S. weather hazard. River flooding is the type people think of usually, but land flooding can also occur due to hurricanes or large storms. The government spends billions of dollars on disaster aid a year and a majority of it goes to communities damaged by flooding. Federal disaster aid funds help flood victims by giving them temporary housing while their homes are being repaired, grants, etc. One of the most important efforts that deals with long-term flood problems is the National Flood Insurance Program, which tries to reduce future flood damages by enforcing communities to adopt floodplain management ordinances which help in mitigating future flood problems (for example, prohibiting building new homes in floodplains).

http://www.nsc.org/library/facts/floods.htm


 
 

Posted by: Michelle Jimenez

I chose this website because it is the Red Cross website about floods and flash floods. It tells you what to know to expect, how to reduce potential flood damage, how long floods take to develop, information on flash floods, how to prepare a family disaster plan, how to assemble a disaster supplies kit, what to do when a flood watch is issued, what to do when a flood warning is issued, what to do when a flash flood watch is issued, and what to do when a flash flood warning is issued. I found it to be extremely informative and will be very helpful to anyone who is looking for information on flooding.http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_585_,00.html

 

 Posted by: Urooj khan

The above is a very interesting website about hurricane Katrina of August 2005. This website is giving all the useful information related to description, causes, economical and social impacts, and recovery from the disaster. This website attracted me because it also covers this week’s homework topic “flooding” which was a major issue in New Orleans, Louisiana after Katrina. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

 

 Posted by: Laura Leon 

This website contains information for procedures for home mitigation after flooding .

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/after.asp

 

 Posted by: Tiffany Ore

This website was extremely interesting. It gave very important information on flash flooding. Such as if someone lives in an area of flash flooding, how they are supposed to prepare. http://www.fema.gov/hazards/floods/floodf.shtm

 

 Posted by: Mirta Perez-Cernuda

This website goes into flooding and the ways that they are predicted. I found this website to be a great source when writing my first essay on the ‘93 Mississippi flood.

 http://www.nsc.org/ehc/jrn/weather/mississi.htm

 

 Posted by: Sergio Rioseco

This site contains in-depth links to information and pictures on the many natural disasters that may occur in mountains areas, including floods, landslides and other water induced disasters.  The site contains mitigation, mechanics, prediction and assessment for these hazards. 

http://www.icimod.org/publications/newsletter/New38/n38toc.htm

 

 Posted by: Jose Rivera

This website explain about the sea level in the coast of the United States. Sea level is rising more rapidly along the U.S. coast than worldwide. Studies by EPA have estimated that along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, a one-foot (30 cm) rise in sea level is likely by 2050 in our coasts. 

http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ImpactsCoastalZones.html

 

 Posted by: Mercedes Roberts

This website is about flood and flash flood facts.

The link is 

http://www.weather.com/safeside/flood/facts.html.

 

 Posted by: Roberto Rodriguez 

This site must be viewed by everyone!  This is the Miami-Dade County flood map.  This map shows what areas are prone to extensive flooding.  If you live in one of these areas, you must evacuate when ordered to.

http://www.miamidade.gov/oem/hurricane/evacuation_zone_map.asp

 

 Posted by: Asher Shlachtman 

This website describes the problem of flooding in Bangladesh, and ways of mitigating the problem, and how efforts until now have failed

http://www.ben-center.org/flood_essay.htm

 

 Posted by: Lisa Smith-Baptiste 

This website deals with lightning. It openings by stating that lightning was considered as  “ the great weapon of the gods” by the Greeks. The goes through the history of lightning studies and as you continue to read following pages, there’s information on the types of lightning, it’s discharge process, investigations of its nature, ground based detection networks, and much more. http://thunder.nsstc.nasa.gov/primer/index.html

 

 Posted by: Daniel Sone 

China has the largest population in the world, over 1 billion people. However, it seems that is also has the largest water problem in the world as well. China is having a water crisis due to pollution and heavy use of water resources. The headlines in the “Latest News” section suggest the seriousness of this problem. This is the official website for the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources.

http://www.mwr.gov.cn/english/

 

 Posted by: Shaunia Stokes

This website does not have any articles on it. Though it lacks articles it does help you to better understand floods. It has enlightening information on the different types of floods and various safety rules in the vent of flooding. I even learn the different categories of alerts given out in possible natural disaster cases. I urge everyone to learn something new, which you will upon visiting this website. site. For everyone who seems to know it all about flooding then take the flood quiz at this website and see how much you really know about the topic. 

http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/flood/prep.html

 

 Posted by: Pedro A. Torres

This site is actually a rather informative brochure about floods. Includes safety and preparation tips as well as a general explanation of the natural phenomena

 http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/Floodsbrochure_9_04_low.pdf

 

 Posted by: Christopher Aguirre

This site gives a lot of information about Hurricanes with many informative links available, including links about Hurricane preparedness. 

http://goflorida.about.com/od/floridaweathe1/a/hurricanes.htm?terms=Hurricanes

 

 Posted by: Jessica Albright 

This site, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, lists all the future names for Hurricanes. It’s not a very scientific website, but I found it interesting, because I always wondered how they did the name pattern and how they chose it. 

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml

 

 Posted by: Edith Charpentier

Site has an interesting article by Chris Mooney called Thinking Big About Hurricanes: It’s time to get serious about saving New Orleans.
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=9754
 

 Posted by: Nicole Dubois 

Cute website and educational.  It has general information on tornadoes, as well as, specific cases.  Also, provides activities to make your own tornado, a good science project. http://www.wildwildweather.com/twisters.htm
 
 

Posted by: Ingrid Devaorona 
Sinkholes are common where the rock below the land surface is limestone, carbonate rock, salt beds, or rocks that can naturally be dissolved by ground water circulating through them. Sinkholes can also form when natural water-drainage patterns are changed and new water-diversion systems are developed. Florida is known for having the most damaging and quantative sinkholes. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthgwsinkholes.html
 

 Posted by: Debra Dunn

This website was had a lot of great information on flooding in England and Wales.  It also talked about strategies their using to help from flooding. 

www.environment-agency.gov.uk/subjects/flood

 

 Posted by: EnJoli Duval

This article on National Aeronautics and Space Administration is about the year of record breaking Hurricanes in 2005. I found this article very interesting because I did not how important this year was natural disasters. It was also interesting because I lived through it and hated every moment. http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/record_season.html

 
 
 

 Posted by: Edwin Estrada 

This website goes in to detail to find whether there in fact is a relationship between global warming and hurricanes.

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php?p=181

 

 Posted by: Christopher Garcia

States the top 10 worst natural disasters ever to strike the face of the Earth including hurricane Katrina off the U.S. Gulf Coast. 

http://mnw.eas.slu.edu/hazards.html
 
 

Posted by: Williams Garcia 
It’s been a couple of months since Katrina as hit and in the south the effects are still being felt by the industry and academic institutions. Many of the faculties have remained closed due to the damage or the lack of employees that been out contact since Katrina. President Bush has mention that he does have plans stored in helping jump start the chemical enterprise in the Gulf Coast region. http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/83/i36/8336disaster.html
 

 Posted by: Arthur Guerra 

This site explains the risk of flooding in Miami Dade county.  It describes why Miami is so prone to flooding and makes suggestions on what people should do to reduce the risk of a flood.

http://www.miamidade.gov/derm/DTE/keeping_waters_bay.asp

 

 Posted by: Arthur Guerra 

This web page serves to provide information on the impact that natural disasters are having on the US.  It provides an array of reference charts, facts, quotes, and graphs that pertain to what is happening with natural disasters and America.

http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/nat_disasters/

 

 Posted by: Ann Margaret Henriques 

This is an interesting article and very much true. It deals with scientists’ predictions of the 2005 Hurricane Season, which according to them should be very active with at least 18 to 21 tropical storms. Scientists felt that this could be one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on records. The atmospheric and oceanic conditions in place right now help the active season with warmer than normal sea surface temperatures and low wind shear. Scientists also predict that we are now in a more active hurricane cycle, which usually lasts from 20 to 30 years. Their predictions were actually true, when this season for the first time there were more than 21 named storms in the Atlantic and after all the names were used, they started with the Greek alphabet 

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2484.htm

 

 Posted by: Michelle Jimenez

This is the Miami Museum of Science website on hurricanes. It is mostly for young students to learn about hurricanes. You can learn how to track hurricanes, read stories from survivors, how hurricanes work, and other useful information. They also have games for kids to track hurricanes.http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/hurricane0.html

 

 Posted by: Scott Lufbery 

This website gives a brief overview of how storm surges are caused by hurricanes.  One particular interest in the article is how NOAA evaluates the potential threat of storm surge.  They use the SLOSH (Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes) Model.  They use this model to determine which areas need to be evacuated before the hurricane arrives with the storm surge.  The SLOSH model measures Pressure, Size, Forward Speed, Track, and Wind Speed to determine the effects of storm surge. http://www.fema.gov/hazards/hurricanes/surge.shtm

 

 Posted by: Tiffany Ore

I love this website. There is an enormous amount of information on hurricanes. It explains what a hurricane is, how they form, what to do during a hurricane, the preparation needed before and after a hurricane, and the hurricane lingo needed to understand the meteorologist. I enjoyed this site.

 http://weatherwizkids.com/hurricane1.htm

 

 Posted by: Mirta Perez-Cernuda,

This website includes a description on how hurricanes form and their transition from a tropical storm to a hurricane by feeding on itself and explaining high and low pressure. I found it to be insightful and useful for gaining knowledge on hurricanes especially considering the hurricane season we’re currently experiencing.

http://whyfiles.org/073hurricane/2.html

 

 Posted by: Sergio Rioseco 

This site is amazing, it includes all the disasters we are covering in class including cyclones, storm surges, floods, landslides/ mudflows, avalanches, droughts, extreme heat, and tornadoes.  Each topic has a link with a clear and detailed description on how it happens, when it has happened, along with colorful graphs and diagrams.  This site should defiantly be added to our class website, as a resource to use for our assignments. 

http://www.wmo.int/files/disasters/disasters.htm

 

 Posted by: Jose Rivera

 This website explain how hurricanes are created in the ocean water.The ocean waters must be warm enough to form hurricanes and atmospheric moisture from seawater evaporation must combine with that heat and energy to form a tropical depression that most of the time results in developing a hurricane.

http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/hurricane/creation.html
 
 

Posted by: Roberto Rodriguez 
This is a page posted by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, and it highlights all the dangers associated with floods and disease.  It tells you what is safe after a flood, and what should be disposed of to prevent disease. 
 

 Posted by: Mercedes Roberts

This is a cute website that gives several lightening and thunder facts.

http://www.suzy.co.nz/suzysworld/Factpage.asp?FactSheet=188

 

 Posted by: Asher Shlachtman

This website provides a comprehensive, yet simple view of hurricanes, from formation to the anatomy and other effects of hurricanes.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Library/Hurricanes/

 

 Posted by: Lisa Smith-Baptiste 

This site gives information on tornadoes. It defines it, as well as tells of how they form, its climatology, characteristics, and much more. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado

 

 Posted by: Daniel Sone 

The U.S. Navy has great experience and technology in observing weather patterns in the oceans. The U.S. Navy sometimes works in conjunction with NOAA in tracking and predicting severe weather systems which originate in the world’s oceans. Navigate through the site and see the military’s version of the National Hurricane Center.

http://www.npmoc.navy.mil/jtwc.html

 

 Posted by: Shaunia Stokes 

This website is very much need in our recent face of a natural disaster. This website has various articles on different natural disaster but one caught my eye. I urge everyone to be alert of the con-artist lurking around to fix homes after any natural disaster. This article made it that much more real to me that these people exist. I want everyone to take heed that although the price might sound good your best bet is always to shop around. If you remember only thing upon reading my entry learn this when it sound to good to be true it probably is. Fixer be Ware.

http://www.ftc.gov

 

 Posted by: Pedro A. Torres

This site gives an overview of the ever increasing relation between Global Warming and intensity of hurricanes.

http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk/glob_warm_hurr.html

 

 Posted by: Christopher Aguirre

This site is about protecting yourself from lightning strikes. http://sportsmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/aa040402a.htm?terms=lightning

 

 Posted by: Jessica Albright 

This is a great site for Florida.  It shows every lightning strike in any of Florida at any time.  It is live and up to the minute.  Next time there is a storm, I plan on looking at this site to see how many lightning strikes Florida gets at the time. 

http://www.flamedia.com/lightning/light.htm

 

 Posted by: Butler, Steven Henry 

The American Red Cross provides a comprehensive guide on hurricane preparedness.  This informative web site can be shared with individuals living in coastal areas effected by hurricanes with steps of what to do before, during and after the storm. 

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/hurricanes.pdf

 

 Posted by: Ingrid Devarona 

"Bolt from the Blue" is a cloud to ground lighting flash which typically comes out of the back side of the thunderstorm cloud, travels a relatively large distance in clear air away from the storm cloud, and then angles down and strikes the ground. Bolts from the Blue are obviously very dangerous to the general public as they can strike many miles away from the thunderstorm. http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/ltg/crh_boltblue.php

 

 Posted by: Nicole Dubois

Lists all the effects lightning has on the human body.  A good source of information.

http://www.harkphoto.com/light.html
 
 

Posted by: EnJoli Duval 
I found this website full of information. It has information about tornadoes that can be very helpful.  I also loved the fact that it is a FEMA website, and we all know how much they love to help. They know the risks and what is going on, but they do not seem like they can walk the walk only talk the talk http://www.fema.gov/hazards/ 
 

 Posted by: Edwin Estrada

This site is great because it contains stock footage of hurricanes and tornadoes.  This enables you to see for yourself the damage caused by the different category tornadoes and hurricanes

http://www.stormvideo.com/tornado.html

 

 Posted by: Christopher Garcia

Great basic information on tornado formation and preparation. http://www.marioncountyfl.org/Disaster/DP_Tornadoes.htm

 

 Posted by: Christopher Garcia

Great basic information on tornado formation and preparation.

http://www.marioncountyfl.org/Disaster/DP_Tornadoes.htm

 

 Posted by: Ann Margaret Henriques 

This article basically talks about Tornadoes in general, how they are created, where they occur, the different sizes; it’s pretty much an overview. There’s even a diagram labeling the different parts of a tornado, so the reader can better understand what makes up a tornado. Tornadoes occur everywhere in the world but are most common in the U.S and Australia. After recently experiencing a Category 2 Hurricane with approximately 90 – 115 mph winds and seeing the damage it caused, it is scary to think of maxi-tornadoes with winds in excess of 150 mph, lasting 3 hours and causing damage to an area 1.5 miles wide and 200 miles long. 

http://pao.cnmoc.navy.mil/pao/Educate/WeatherTalk2/indextornadoe.htm

 

 Posted by:Michelle Jimenez

 I also liked this site because it is a photo album of lightning pictures.

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/nssl/lightning1.html

 

 Posted by: Urooj khan

Here is a website that has information about many concepts of geology and the physics related ideas. It also talks about hurricane induced tornadoes. 

http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/

 

 Posted by: Scott Lufbery This website explores the possibility of El Niño having a direct cause in the formation of tornadoes.  The researcher looked at tornadoes in eight different states across tornado alley.  The researcher gives examples of when tornadoes occurred in abnormal cold months of the year as a direct cause of La Niña, and tornadoes occurring in the warm months as cause from El Niño. http://www.spc.noaa.gov/publications/schaefer/el_nino.htm

 

 Posted by: José Rivera This website explains about the risk and damages after tornadoes. Tornadoes are nature's most violent and destructive atmospheric phenomenon. They are capable of toppling buildings, lifting and rolling mobile homes and automobiles, and hurling people, animals, trees, and debris hundreds of yards in the air. 

http://www.dem.dcc.state.nc.us/pio/tor.htm
 
 

Posted by: Mercedes Roberts 
This website from Red Cross Crescent gives news related to hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons. 
 

 Posted by: Roberto Rodriguez 

This webpage lists the 25 most deadly tornadoes in the US.  This is useful when writing a paper or report on tornadoes.  It also lists when it occurred, so one can make a conclusion where and the time period in which a certain area was at high risk of tornadoes.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/killers.html

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/

 

 Posted by: Lisa Smith-Baptiste

The noaa posted an article written by Keli Tarp called “ Clues from Climatology: When and Where Do Tornadoes Occur?” 

http://www.oar.noaa.gov/spotlite/archive/spot_climatology.html

 

 Posted by: Shaunia Stokes 

This website truly got my eye. It includes all the information like any earth science would but what grasps my attention was the fact it had personal stories of someone getting hit by lightning. We all heard of someone getting struck by lightning stories but the personal accounts caught my interest and made it come alive to me. Thanks to their account I will the safety tips of lightning storms especially since it is a fact that the state of Florida account for most of the causalities in lightning storms. http://science.nasa.gov/default.htm

 

 Posted by: Christopher Garcia

Great info on the great plains through the sahel on drought and desertification. Many reason contribute to this but many say that overgrazing is the biggest contributor to this disaster. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/DustBowl/

 

 Posted by: Michelle Jimenez 

I chose this website because it is the U.S. drought monitor. It shows a map of the United States, and shows where drought is affecting us right now. You can also click to see an animation showing drought on a map in past 6 weeks, or 12 weeks. It goes into greater details on what’s going on if you click one of the links at the top of the page such as forecasts and current conditions.

http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

 

 Posted by: Urooj khan 

Following is the useful website related to El Nino and La Nina. This covers many questions that can be asked about this to.

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/enso/ensofaq.html#1

 

 Posted by: Scott Lufbery 

This website explains how NASA is using the Space Shuttle program to study and observe lightning from outer space.  The purpose of the study is to observe lighting that would usually be observed from unmanned satellites.  The article continues by explaining how lighting is being observed from the shuttle in the Stratosphere. 

http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/shuttle.htm

 
 
 

Posted by: Mirta Perez-Cernuda 

This website lists the consequences of desertification with a detailed description of their significance. This website was helpful for me in answering the questions in assignment 11. 

http://www.unccd.int/publicinfo/factsheets/showFS.php?number=3

 

 Posted by: Sergio Rioseco 

This site includes the various case histories, and dangers that Natural Disasters in Australia are faced with.  Includes mitigation strategies, formation information, and presently prone areas. http://ptc.nsw.edu.au/members/lmacaula/disasters/hotlist.htm

 

 Posted by: Jose Rivera

This website have a tremendous explanation about the causes and damages of lightning. It cause deaths and injuries to livestock and other animals, thousands of forest and brush fires, as well as millions of dollars in damage to buildings, communications systems, power lines, and electrical systems are the result of lightning.

http://thunder.msfc.nasa.gov/primer/

 

 Posted by: Roberto Rodriguez

This is a “discussion paper on the preparation of the World Map of Desertization with particular reference to salinity/alkalinity problems.”  It explains the differences between Desertification and Desertization, plus it explains how we influence this change in the environment.  http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/x5870e/x5870e08.htm

 

 Posted by: DANIEL SONE 

Tajikistan is suffering from a severe drought which is affecting over 580,000 of its people. Importation of food supplies is not enough to compensate for the losses this drought has been imposing on Tajikistanis. Here is an appeal by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for large amounts of aid to be sent to the affect region. If this drought continues, it could kill twice as many people than the Sahel Disaster in the 1970s. 

http://www.ifrc.org/cgi/pdf_appeals.pl?00/2600.pdf

 

 Posted by: Shaunia Stokes
This website successfully reaches its goal. This site contains scientific and technical data and information about desertification. It also gives you links to other sites that are centered on the topic desertification. This website combats desertification. It may look boring upon opening the site but it truly is not it addresses everything about this particular topic. What makes this website so you unique, you might ask? This website presents its information in three different languages: English, Spanish, and French.

http://www.fao.org/desertification/default.asp?lang=en

 

 Posted by: Pedro A. Torres

Website that gives an overview of the impacts desertification can have on societies and the environment.

http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/News/2002/desertification.shtml

 

 Posted by: Butler, Steven Henry 

In researching the effects of warmer and cooler Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) and their relation to hurricane development, I found this informative article from NOAA.  It discusses the effects of El Nino and La Nina in the Eastern Pacific with surprising results to the development of Hurricane Andrew (1992),

http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/releases99/sep99/noaa99r526.html

 

 Posted by: Ingrid Devarona 

This website is great for anyone interested in learning more about NEO’s or just want some general information on what they are, how many exist, how dangerous they are, the risk of impacts, is there a way to protect ourselves, etc… 

http://impact.arc.nasa.gov/intro_faq.cfm

 

 Posted by: Nicole Dubois

A detailed analysis on desertification by Greenpeace.  A great source of information.

http://archive.greenpeace.org/climate/science/reports/desertification.html

 

 Posted by: Edwin Estrada 

This site contains everything you would need to know about El Nino.

http://library.thinkquest.org/20901/main_heavy.htm

 

 Posted by: Christopher Aguirre 

This website contains many useful resources about how wildfires work, what causes them, and how to survive if caught in the middle of one. 

http://adventuretravel.about.com/library/bl_fireresources.htm?terms=wildfires

 

 Posted by: Jessica Albright

A great site on wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, describing the different types of evolution, and evolution itself. This includes the evolution of humans, organic evolution and biological evolution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution

 

Posted by: Butler, Steven Henry 

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s programs focus on areas of the world where biodiversity is both rich and of great conservation concern. The CBC’s activities integrate scientific research, education, and outreach so that people, themselves major catalysts in the rapid loss of biodiversity, will become participants in its conservation.  This is an ideal site for those of us interested in biodiversity activist issues.

http://research.amnh.org/biodiversity/?src=h_h

 

Posted by: Ingrid Devarona

This website is great because it’s very informative in regards to forest fires in terms of causes and prevention. 

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/htdocs/rp/prevent.htm

 

Posted by: Nicole Dubois 

Links lead to information on meteorites and mass extinction.  Thorough source of information on the subject. 

http://www.jlhs.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Classes/Science/Extinctions.html
 
 

Posted by: Edwin Estrada, Michelle Jimenez

This site shows fossils discovered  that help prove the theory of evolution.  It shows them in 3D and gives a lot of information on them. 

http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/projects/human/

 

Posted by: Christopher Garcia

Good background info on and the prevention of drought and desertification

http://www.munfw.org/archive/45th/csd1.htm

 

Posted by: Williams Garcia 

This site is the link between natural disasters and psychosocial consequences. The after math of any natural disaster can be devastating to any person that has lived through one.

http://www.ncptsd.va.gov/facts/disasters/fs_natural_disasters.html

 

Posted by: Melissa Gil

'This site describe in detail the distinct theories on the extinction of the dinosaurs.

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/a.buckley/dino.htm

 
Posted by: Arthur S. Guerra 
This website contains articles having to do with issues pertaining to natural disasters around the world.  It provides clever perspectives and insight into how these ever-increasing problems can be dealt with as well as what the real problems are -- (that are often overlooked) 
 

Posted by: Ann Margaret Henriques 

Droughts are constantly occurring throughout North America, and in any given year at least one region of North America is experiencing drought conditions. The Dust Bowl drought lasted up to 7 years in some areas of the Great Plains. This drought was mentioned in the novel The Grapes of Wrath. This website was designed to explain how data can provide information about past droughts and the natural variability of droughts over a timescale. 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_home.html

 

Posted by: Scott Lufbery 

This website gives a brief summery of what a drought is and the causes of droughts.  The site continues by listing different consequences and disasters caused from droughts.  Finally, the website gives examples of the most famous droughts that have occurred around the world.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought
 
 

Posted by: Mirta Perez-Cernuda

This website shares an interview with Dr. Stanley L. Miller who is viewed as an exobiology pioneer. The website provides an abundance of question and answer format information on evolution.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/WN/NM/miller.html

 

Posted by: Jose Rivera

This website explain about the effects of desertification as a worldwide phenomenon, which causes the earth's ecosystems to deteriorate. It affects about two-thirds of the countries of the world, and one-third of the earth's surface, on which one billion people live, namely, one-fifth of the world population.

http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/sustdev/EPdirect/EPan0005.htm

 
 
 

Posted by: Mercedes Roberts

This site provides users with daily fire maps, weekly reports, fire research information, frequently asked questions and links to agencies responsible for forest fire management in Canada.

http://fire.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/facts_e.php

 

Posted by: Roberto Rodriguez

This website shows different pictures of forest fires occurring in the Everglades.  For those who never have seen these images on the TV, these pictures show how a forest fire looks like.

http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/photos/envirmnt/ffires/ffires.htm

 

Posted by: Lisa Smith-Baptiste

This site lists the 10 worst natural disasters that have occurred. It was last updated on the 18th of October 2005. 

http://www.eas.slu.edu/hazards.html

 

Posted by: DANIEL SONE 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a wonderful website providing information on the environment and threats to it. Here is a link which provides a lot of useful information about radiation, specifically gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is the most energetic form radiation on the electromagnetic scale. It is able to penetrate most substances and travel long distances before losing energy. http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/gamma.htm
 
 

Posted by: Shaunia Stokes 
This website was great about the topic of the week “Forest fires”. I learned many things from this website. This website makes the causes of forest fires known that even a child could comprehend it. The creators of the site go even further to break down the causes into a range of motives relating to social, economic, and productive profiles. If you are the historian type the website even informs you of the great fires of the century. So give this website a click.
 

Posted by: Pedro A. Torres 

This site gives an overview on how forest fires can complicate certain respiratory problems.

http://www.lungusa.org/site/pp.asp?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=36064

 

Posted by: Christopher Aguirre

This website gives the effects and consequences of Global Warming.

http://environment.about.com/b/a/220382.htm?terms=global+warming
 
 

Posted by:Jessica Albright
This is a great site on the many different types of renewable energy sources. They include the sun, solar power, solar wind and many other items found in nature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_energy_source
Posted by: Butler, Steven Henry  interesting article discusses the excellent track record by Cuba and its safety and preparedness policies and procedures.  Although not recommended by the U.S. as a standard safety practice, Cuba has been given high kudos and accolades by various media and disaster relief organizations. \
Posted by: Ingrid Devarona This site is a to learn and better understand the Greenhouse effect. Although it is set for kids, I believe that older students like myself can use this resource as a way of expanding our knowledge.
Posted by: Nicole Dubois
This site tells you all about the the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). http://epw.senate.gov/107th/dav_0920.htm
Posted by: EnJoli Duval 
This FEMA website has informational links about wildfires. These links give information of damages, how to prepare and what to do in case of an emergency. This website would be very helpful for people who are endangered in being in a wildfire areas. 

 
Posted by: Christopher Garcia 
A report to congress on the topic of forest fires and forest health in an effort to reduce fire control costs and damage

 
Posted by: Williams Garcia 
This article talks about how the media is bias when it comes to news on natural disasters. Why do some natural disasters get more coverage than others? Do the media make some natural disasters seem worse then what they really are? 

 
Posted by: Michelle Jimenez 
This website is called Global Warming Facts and Our Future. I chose it because it is a very informative site on the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, causes of change, past change, predicted change, impacts of change, and responses to change. It is visually appealing, and a nice way to learn about global warming. It is a science museum website so there are also activities on the website.

 
Posted by: Urooj khan 
Following is the website about the solar energy being an alternative source of energy. The website answers some of the frequently asked questions about solar energy. This web page is interesting to me because I have done a research on solar as an alternative source of energy and it is considered harmless to our environment because it doesn’t produce the harmful wastes, therefore the environment remains clean and much more is in the site. 

 
Posted by: Laura León This website pretty much lays down the solid facts about each type of energy and its efficiencies.  Very helpful in getting a basic understanding. 
Posted by: Scott Lufbery 
This website gives an account for the ongoing research involved in Poland for their forest fires.  The site explains how researchers use photography and the burnt land to investigate how the fires began and how to protect against them.  They explain risks involved in forest fires and the potential models that can be created to explain the fires. 

 
Posted by: Tiffany Ore
This website was absolutely incredible. It showed the areas where forest fires occur and the need preparation in case of a forest fire. I was mostly intrigued about the fact that one can click on a state to see in they are in danger of a fire.

 
Posted by: Mercedes Roberts
This site is good for learning about global warming causes and solutions from NRDC scientists and experts. http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/
 

Posted by: Roberto Rodriguez 

This website explains what happened on that awful day in which Chernobyl released the hazardous radiation.  Once you read about the story, you could see the awful after affects of this disaster.

http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/soviet.exhibit/chernobyl.html
 
 

Posted by: DANIEL SONE The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a wonderful website providing information on the environment and threats to it. Here is a link which provides a lot of useful information about radiation, specifically gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is the most energetic form radiation on the electromagnetic scale. It is able to penetrate most substances and travel long distances before losing energy. http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/gamma.htm
Posted by: Shaunia Stokes This website is preparing us for the 21st century. It addresses many concerns of our environment. I like this website because not only does it address environmental issues plaguing our planet but it gives solutions. This website is unlike other websites because it does not just address the issue and then leave you to draw your own conclusions or solutions but it gives you an answer so that better management can be maintain. I recommend this website to all who have environmental concerns and actually want an answer back then check this website out. 
Posted by: Butler, Steven Henry 
In this site, King County in Washington State has developed an informational forum for its residents.  The site has various links on how to, and what to do in the midst of a flood.  It’s also equipped with departmental information on water management for public knowledge and education. 
Posted by: EnJoli Duval This website was really  interesting to read. It explained the whole theory of evolution. It also explained where we came from and how it effected us. It was interesting and informative to read. 
 
Posted by: Christopher Garcia information on what to do after a tornado and the preparation of families in tornado prone areas. 
 Posted by: Fabiana Hernandez
this webpage gives us very good and detailed information about global warming, a problem that is seriously affecting us today. the webpage has a lot of information explained in a brief effective way that informs us everything there is to know about the global warming effect.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html

Posted by: Derrick Jaramillo
Posted by: Derrick Jaramillo, Saturday, January 28, 2006 11:22 AM
This article talks about how Global Warming affects our our health in many different ways, something which I believe we must all be conscious about.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ImpactsHealth.html

Posted by: Isaac Lopez
This article details the rapid decline of deep sea fisheries because of the over exploitation of man and the drastic effects it has specifically on two species of fishes which are unique, the blue ling, and round nose grenadier.
http://www.ices.dk/marineworld/deepseafish.asp

Posted by: Fabiola Mejia
This site gives a very clear explanation on the causes and consequences of global warming.  It discusses the greenhouse effect, melting of glaciers, expanding of the oceans, and global climate change. It ends by making some suggestion on how we can stop global warming in both the short and long term.
http://www.actionbioscience.org/environment/chanton.html
 

Posted by:  Maria Sanchez, Sat 1/28/06 11:13am
This article explains in detail the meaning of Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect and how human activity is largely responsible for the warming of the Earth.  In addition, the article emphasizes on the effects on ecosystems such as coral reefs, forests, glaciers and climate changes.  Finally, the article posts possible solutions we can adopt to better
off the Global Warming effect.
http://www.envirolink.org/external.html?www=http%3A//www.rachel.org/bulletin/bulletin.cfm%3FIssue_ID%3D1553&itemid=ra541645004522

Posted By: Felipe Serrano
Food and Agriculture organization Of the United Nations
This article explains the decline in the number of fish through the recent years in the Mediterranean fisheries. Studies show that the catch of many different fish has decrease due to many reason, one of the main reasons is over-fishing. This is a problem that affects the environment but also humans and the amount of productivity for the number of fish caught. In the late 1980 and early 1990 there have been studies of fishing peaks within those periods. Which states that over-fishing has becoming an on growing problem that the FAO is trying to resolve this issue by studying the case and having intergovernmental fisheries management organization looking for ways to create options for a better environment and an increase of fish production.
http://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/focus/2005/107379/index.html
 

Posted By: Karla Anderson, Sat 1/21/2006 6:08 PM
Mike Everhart, the Adjunct Curator of Paleontology at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays, Kansas and the President of the Kansas Academy of Science, runs this site on the prehistoric seabed in what is now Kansas.  The site has links to photos of fossils and to news articles and other related sites.
http://www.oceansofkansas.com/index2.html

Posted By: Verona Benjamin
This article 1 suggests ways that individuals can lessen the Earth's warming. It gives several ways that we could change our daily activities.
http://www.worldwildlife.org/climate/involved/individuals.cfm

Posted By: Antonio Cabrera
This is the site I submitted on the forum.
http://www.indepthinfo.com/articles/polaris.shtml

Posted By: Judith Cesalien
A recent break through discovery by researchers from Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism found the Earth’s mantle separated faster than previously believed. The standard model suggests that it happen gradually 4 billion years, but instead it was 30 million years, during the solar systems formation.
http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/template.cfm?name=StoryoftheScienceYear

Posted By: Anthony D’andrade, Sat 1/21/2006
This article discusses a study that shows that hurricanes have been getting stronger, with occurrences category 4 and 5 hurricanes and too the frequency with which they occur. They have correlated this to the fact that sea surface temperatures have been rising globally.
 http://www.gatech.edu/news-room/release.php?id=654

Posted By: Rafael G. Enciso
NASA’s new spacecraft New Horizons is heading out to the farthest planet in our solar system Pluto.  This is the first spacecraft launched by the US to explore Pluto.  Pluto being 3 billion miles away will take about 9 years to get there, speeding away at 36,000 miles per hour.  The spacecraft will take the first close up picture of Pluto and its moons.
http://www.jhuapl.edu/newscenter/pressreleases/2006/060119.asp

Posted By: Jessica Gruse
The Corner House published a report called Democracy or Carbocracy that discusses global climate change and critiques the Kyoto Protocol.  It stresses how unprogressive it is and how the mandates established within the protocol does not actually reduce carbon emissions since the protocol allows for emissions trading.
http://www.thecornerhouse.org.uk/item.shtml?x=51982

Posted By: Ben Traves, Fri 1/27/06 12:30 PM
This article describes how a recent discovery may change our views on the formation of solar systems. A brown dwarf was recently spotted in relatively close proximity to a star, indicating that current scientific theories regarding solar systems may be inaccurate because two objects of such a size cannot theoretically be so close together.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/gemini_keck_020107.html

Posted By: Christopher J. Triana, Sat 1/21/06 3:50pm
This articles covers desertification. It discuses land degradation, what it is caused by, what lands are susceptible to desertification; it also links to other articles on how to combat desertification.
http://www.gm-unccd.org/English/About/desertification.htm

Posted By: Alejandro Uribe
Website with history and explanation of the Big Bang theory.
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/universe/b_bang.html

Posted By: Rachel Vargas
This article is about how the US Department of Energy will receive a $2 million, three-year grant to research supernovae. It describes some of the research expected to be done with this money and also describes in very simple terms what a supernova is and how it comes to be.
http://www.pnl.gov/energyscience/01-02/art3.htm

Posted By: Edith Vega
This website explains what landslides and mudslides are, what causes them, and explains how harmful they may be. The website also gives some helpful websites to better understand the effects of landslides and mudslides.
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/landslides.asp

Posted By: Miguel Velasquez
This article addresses new clues found about the Earth's movements. Deals with the boundary between the core and the mantle of the Earth called the "D Layer" and how it effects the Earth’s axis of rotation.
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/earth-03h.html

Posted by:  Christopher Alzati
http://www.uwsp.edu/geO/faculty/ritter/glossary/l_n/lithospheric_plates.html

Posted by: Dyanne Cardenas Roll #2
Class nbr # 12081
This site allows you to have a closer look at 50 of Earths meteor impact craters. Includes photos and maps.
http://geology.com/meteor-impact-craters.shtml

Posted by: Yun Sun Choe, Sat 02/04/06 11:40 PM
This website provides a map of CURRENT plate tectonic movement, along with the process that cartographers use to create such a map of the Earth’s physiologic features.
This website is helpful in showing not only where these plate tectonic (earthquakes, volcanoes) are located n Earth today, but also HOW these maps are created scientifically. It is amazing how technology can assist in the creation of a base map, and how technology can help scientists map oceanic plate boundaries from outerspace.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/pdf/planet.html

Posted by: Joseph Corey
This site explains the theory of plate tectonics. This site also talks about Alfred Wegener.
It is a wonderful site and other links are great to explain other natural phenomenons.
Subject: http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01724/causes_tectonics.html

Posted by: Jennifer Diaz
February 4, 2006
This website is very informative. It goes into detail about the history of plate tectonics, as well as the driving force behind them. It also has different links that will show you animations of the earth in the future according to how the plates are moving. Also it has animation of how the earth was during “Pangea” and what the earth will look like down the line which they call “Pangea Ultima.” All in all it’s a site def. worth looking at. Very interesting and informative site.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html

Posted by Joel Cortes, Friday 2/3/06, 12:36 am
This site gives a lot of information about plate tectonics with diagrams and descriptions of each tectonic plate and each different type of tectonic boundary.
http://www.crystalinks.com/tectonicplates.html

Posted by Lieren de Vera
This site offers a great amount of information on detailed research being done with the study of rheology of continental crust and mantle rocks to get a better understanding of the continental tectonics.
http://pangea.stanford.edu/%7Edpollard/NSF/main.html

Posted by: Neivis Estevez, Saturday 02/04/06 1:55PM
This article explains the irregularity, plate boundaries and geological history of Iceland.  It also supplies additional links and informative pictures.
http://www.mantleplumes.org/Iceland2.html

Posted by: Alejandro Farha
This is a website hosted by the government of India's Ministry of Home Affairs. It deals with India's national disaster management policy. The site offers resources that inform the public on the government's plan of action for dealing with natural disasters and offers many downloadable broshures including a children's coloring book for disaster preparedness.
http://www.ndmindia.nic.in/welcome.html

Posted by: Yvette Fonte, Tue 1/31/06 3:30 PM
This is a very accurate and informative website based on Plate Tectonics, which we saw in class today, as well as Sea Floor spreading and Earthquakes. One of the interesting things on this site is the topic of the continental drift, and you will find under that topic an interactive map that allows you to reconstruct Pangea according to our modern day geological setting. There are many other exercises, virtual experiments, and 3D graphics offered in this site that help to better understand these topics.
http://discoverourearth.org/student/tectonics/index.html

Posted by: Natacha Garcia
This web page explains convergent plate boundaries, where they are located and how they impact the people living in these locations around the world.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/plates2.html

Posted by: Andrew List
Posted By: Andrew List, Friday 2/3/06
This website gives a lot of information about tsunamis. It talks about what tsunamis are, what causes them, and how warning systems can help save lives.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/tsunami.htm

Posted by: Shannon Long
This website is very informative. It talks about what a hurricane is and what types of violent winds they bring along with it. It also explains how hurricanes are named. This is a very important site for everyone to see because it talks about the latest on how people in new Orleans are still coping with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina
http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/

Posted by: Mariela R. Malfeld  Saturday February 4, 2006 7:45p.m.
The following URL is an article from NASA.  NASA has discovered that there is a possibility of an asteroid hitting the earth in the year 2036,  NASA is preparing a strategy to protect the Earth from the impact of  (NEOs) near earth objects
http://impact.arc.nasa.gov/news_detail.cfm?ID=166

Posted by: Monica Ordoñez
In keeping with the theme from Tuesday’s video on plate tectonics I found a very informative website that explains how a tsunami works. Tsunamis are usually caused by underwater earthquakes. The energy from the underwater earthquakes pushes the water upward above normal sea level. Gravity causes a massive ripple effect creating huge waves that travel toward shore. The website explains with a variety of animations and in depth analysis of the anatomy of a wave, the birth of a tsunami, what happens after the earthquake has occurred underwater, and the effects after landfall.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/tsunami.htm

Posted by: Leandra Paul
This article discusses how the storm has affected the great city of New Orleans and points out that this disaster did not have to be as disastrous as it was. It chastises those in charge for not being proactive when they had the information prior to this cataclysmic event.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/orleans.shtml

Posted by: Christina Pino (1514184)
This is a very interesting and extrememly helpful website about continental drifts, plate tectonics and sea-floor spreading. This site goes into great detail on the three terms listed above. The creator of the page goes back and even talks a lot about the history of these theories.
http://www.earthmatrix.com/symmetry/continental_dr