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Why Do Volcanoes Erupt?

Crater lakes, lava flows, and sulfur dioxide: volcanoes are spectacular to watch. But, what causes them to erupt? The question of why volcanoes erupt has been asked since ancient times. While the answer isn’t always a simple one, several possible…

Science and the Environment

Science and the environment are closely linked in a number of ways. How? Here are the following reasons:  Science is based on observations of the natural world.  Science makes observations using a testable hypothesis.  Science is organized into categories: biology,…

What Is an Example of Earth Science?

Earth science covers a vast array of subjects, from tectonics to volcanology. Understanding the impact, these have on our planet, and the people who live on it is important. First off, Earth science is the study of our planet—its composition…