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Origin of Earth

Earth, along with the other planets, is believed to have been born 4.5 billion years ago as a solidified cloud of dust and gases left over from the creation of the Sun. For perhaps 500 millio…

Walt Whitman: Faces

FacesPart 1Sauntering the pavement or riding the country by-road, faces! Faces of friendship, precision, caution, suavity, ideality, The spiritual-prescient face, the always welcome common ben…

Earth Day: History & Biographies

History & Biographies Take a look at the history of the environmental movement and read biographies of pioneers in the field. Environmental Milestones Timeline R…

Earth Day: Energy

Energy: Production & Consumption Find out which countries use and produce the most energy, how much the U.S. consumes, where the largest nuclear power plants in the U.S.…

Earth Day: Environmental Disasters

Environmental Disasters Read about some of the largest disasters in the world that were caused by human activity and upset the delicate balance of nature. Chernobyl:…

Earth Day: Going Green

Going Green Learn how to turn your environmentally mean lifestyle into a green one and find information about places that are taking positive environmental steps. A …

Earth Day: Stats & Facts

Facts & Stats about Pollution and Global Warming Find explanations of the greenhouse effect, the ozone layer, and substances that pollute the air; statistics about p…

Anne Bradstreet: Earth

EarthThe next in place Earth judg'd to be her due, Sister (quoth shee) I come not short of you, In wealth and use I do surpass you all, And mother earth of old men did me call Such is my fruit…

Earth

Origin of EarthEarth TodayContinental DriftEarth's AtmosphereThe Seasons Earth, circling the Sun at an average distance of 93 million miles, is the fifth-largest planet and the third from the …

Earth

Earth is not perfectly round; it bulges at the equator and is flatter at the poles. From space the planet looks blue with white swirls, created by water and clouds.Size: Four planets in our s…