Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Who would have thought that?

Maybe all that talk about conservation might have been on to something. The average amount of electricity used by Americans has dropped to levels not seen since 2001! All those energy effienct appliance and light bulbs seem to be working. You can read the whole story here: Home Electricity Use In US Falling To 2001 Levels

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sinkhole in Louisana

Watch this amazing sinkhole in action! A sinkhole forms when a cavern or space below ground collapses. The material above falls under gravity to fill the empty space below. Sometimes sinkholes can be caused by erosion, overpumping of water, loss of the water table, oil drilling and some natural causes as well.

This sink in Bayou Corne may have been due to a collapse of an underground salt dome.

May May read more about the sinkhole and the possibles causes here:

LA TIMES: Louisiana sinkhole video: Watch grove of trees disappear below ground

Louisiana sues Texas Brine for damage caused by Bayou Corne sinkhole

LA TIMES: When the ground drops: Sinkholes

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Astronomy and Meteorology: All Alone in the Night

An Awesome view of Earth from the ISS (International Space Station)