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Healthy Soil

Before modern transportation and refrigeration, most of the food people ate was grown near their homes. Farmers planted and harvested crops by hand, using the same techniques that had been used for centuries. Growing food was backbreaking work. People got by with much less food and much less...

Healthy Soil

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Mount Nyiragongo

Mount Nyiragongo is an active volcano which last erupted in 2002. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world as it erupts on average every 30 years. This large stratovolcano with an elevation of 3,470...

Mount Nyiragongo

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Lena River

Lena River is one of the longest rivers in the world and the longest river to flow inside the Russian Federation. It measures about 4,400 kilometers in length. This river flows across the Far East regions of Russia,...

Lena River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

What is a Drought?

A drought occurs when there is very little rainfall or snowfall over an extended period of time. When this happens, rivers and lakes sometimes dry up. Ground water in wells can go away too if we use it up.   Fun Facts Droughts are usually caused by...

What is a Drought?

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Water around the World

In the U.S., we can generally count on having safe, clean drinking water. We turn the faucet on and water appears. But in many parts of the world, families do not have a clean, safe water supply. They often walk miles to get water from streams or

Water around the World

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Where Does Our Water Come From?

Humans can live for up to a month with no food, but we’ll die in a few days without water. Our bodies are 60 percent water; our brains are over 75 percent water. Water cushions our joints and carries nutrients and oxygen to our...

Where Does Our Water Come From?

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Water

Water is essential for life on earth. Without it, life as we know it would end. Our bodies are made mostly of water and need it every day to stay healthy.

Water

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Water Conservation at Home

Water conservation matters because clean water is a limited resource. The population of the U.S. has doubled in the last 50 years; our water usage has tripled. Fortunately, you can help conserve water at home. Below are some ideas:   Install a water efficient toilet or put a...

Water Conservation at Home

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Mount Hood

Mount Hood is one of the most prominent of the cascade volcanoes. It is only 50 miles from the major Oregon city of Portland. With a height measured at 11,249 feet, it is the highest peak in Oregon. It is home to 12 different

Mount Hood

Posted in Mountains & Valleys

Connecticut River

Connecticut River is the largest river in New England with a total length of 410 miles. It runs through four states: New Hampshire, Vermont,

Connecticut River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

Yenisei River

Yenisei River is the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean measuring 2,540 miles long. It measures 3,420 miles in length when combined with its major tributary the Angara. In terms of discharge, it is the sixth largest river in the world. The drainage basin of the river covers an area...

Yenisei River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

Indus River

The Indus River is one of longest rivers in Asia and the longest in Pakistan measuring 1,988 miles in length. It ranks 21st in the world on the basis of length. The word Indus has been derived from an ancient...

Indus River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

Tigris River

The Tigris River is one of two main rivers of ancient Mesopotamia. This river forms the border between Syria and

Tigris River

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Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash is the most intriguing mountain range is the whole of Himalayas. It is a mountain of great religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists. Hindus consider it the core of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu Mythology, it is said that Lord Shiva along with his family resides in this...

Mount Kailash

Posted in Mountains & Valleys

Seine River

The Seine River is the second longest river flowing completely in France with a length of 483 miles. This river also serves as an important commercial waterway. The source of this river is a village named Source-Seine. This...

Seine River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

Murray River – Australia’s Longest River

Murray River is Australia’s longest river with a length of 2,508 kilometers. It is also the world’s third longest navigable river ranked after Amazon River and

Murray River – Australia’s Longest River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

Missouri River

The Missouri River is the longest river in North America and the 15th longest in the world with a length of 2,341 miles. The drainage area of the river covers total 1,371,000 square kilometers. It flows through...

Missouri River

Posted in Oceans Rivers & Streams

Mount Hua

Mount Hua or Mount Huashan is one of the five sacred mountains in China. It is also known as Western Great Mountain. It is located in Weinan City and Huayin City of Shaanxi Province. It measures 2,154 meters in height....

Mount Hua

Posted in Mountains & Valleys

Mount Huangshan in China

Mount Huangshan is located in Huangshan City, south of Anhui Province, China. It was designated an official World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1990. This mountain covers an area of 250 square kilometers with an area of 154 square...

Mount Huangshan in China

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Amur River

The Amur River is a major waterway in the north-eastern part of Asia. It is located on the border of China and

Amur River

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Orinoco River

The Orinoco River is one of South America's longest rivers with a length of 1330 miles. It originates from the Sierra Parima Mountains and flows through Venezuela and Columbia and eventually empties into the Atlantic...

Orinoco River

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Sepik River

The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers on the island of New Guinea, south-western Pacific Ocean with a length of more than 900 kilometers. It was originally named as Kaiserin Augusta. The drainage basin of this river covers an...

Sepik River

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Irtysh River

Irtysh River is one of the longest rivers in Asia with a length of 2,640 miles. It begins at the junction point of the Biya and Katun rivers, in the Altai Mountains, and then flows through Siberia to the Gulf of Ob. The...

Irtysh River

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Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo is an active volcano. It is located in the Luzon Island in the Philippines. It is classified as a stratovolcano as it has tall...

Mount Pinatubo

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Zambezi River

Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa with a length of 2,200 miles. It is also the longest east flowing river in Africa. It originates in the wetlands of the Mwinilunga District of north-western Zambia. The first...

Zambezi River

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