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What’s the Difference Between Biodegradable and Compostable?

I think I can speak for us all when I say: we’re trying our best. We try to be good people: to say “please” and “thank you,” to be kind unto others, to pick up after ourselves when we make a read more

I think I can speak for us all when I say: we’re trying our best. We try to be good people: to say “please read more

What’s the Difference Between Sleet, Hail, Graupel, and Wintry Mix?

No matter what background or tradition or religion or belief system you identify with, I think we can all agree: when crazy stuff starts falling from the sky, things get weird. Turns out there are so read more

No matter what background or tradition or religion or belief system you identify with, I think we can all agre read more

What’s the Difference Between Spruce, Fir, and Pine Trees?

Merry Christmas! Chances are, if you’re celebrating the holiday, you have a tree hanging out indoors somewhere, festooned in lights and popcorn and ornaments and whatever else you feel like draping read more

Merry Christmas! Chances are, if you’re celebrating the holiday, you have a tree hanging out indoors somewhe read more

What’s the Difference Between a Pond and a Lake?

Psh, you might be thinking. This is a lame one. I totally know the difference between a pond and a lake. I just swam in one this weekend, for God’s sake! I dove into its cool waters after manning read more

Psh, you might be thinking. This is a lame one. I totally know the difference between a pond and a lake. I j read more

What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

When one discusses both the climate and the weather, one is drawing from the same bucket of building blocks: think temperature, humidity, solar radiation, precipitation, wind speed, etc. However, ther read more

When one discusses both the climate and the weather, one is drawing from the same bucket of building blocks: t read more

What’s the Difference Between Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and Typhoons?

As one might know from the Wizard of Oz or seventh-grade science class, tornadoes form over land, most commonly over the Central Plains in the spring or early summer, when moist, warm air from the read more

As one might know from the Wizard of Oz or seventh-grade science class, tornadoes form over land, most comm read more

What’s the Difference Between Soil and Dirt?

For today’s answer, we’re turning to Patrick Megonigal, an ecosystem ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. According to Megonigal, as told to Science News, soil is: the co read more

For today’s answer, we’re turning to Patrick Megonigal, an ecosystem ecologist at the Smithsonian Environm read more