Minerals are all around us and make up components in many every day objects. Learn where minerals like vanadium, beryllium and aquamarine come from and how they’re used.
Geology literally means "to talk about the Earth". Here at Bright Hub’ you’ll find a variety of informative, easy-to-read articles that engage you in a conversation about all things Earth. From volcanoes to diamonds, from earthquakes to stactites, find everything you want to know about geology.
Marine sediments represent sinks for heavy metal contamination. Creatures such as marine bivalves (oysters and mussels) feed on sediments and so can become intoxicated with heavy metals. Plants may also redistribute metals from sediments which is why they are monitored in ecological risk studies.
The earth has a cyclic pattern to climate over geological time oscillating between ice ages and temperate periods. Glaciers are a remnant of the last ice age and are responsible for transforming terrain. Here we look at glaciation and explain what is moraine and how it tracks a glacier’s story.
A meander is the name given to the formation of the curves that typify the course of a natural waterway. How then are these curves or meanders created?
The most famous geographical features of Norway are its fjords and mountains. The fjords of Norway are saltwater inlets which can extend back from the open ocean as much as 125 miles. This brief article explains how the fjords were formed and why they are deeper than the near shore ocean.