Solar winter explained
By: Marvin Somers
The amount of radiation received by the Earth and different latitudes is a product of the angle of the Sun. When the Sun is directly overhead more radiation is received at the Earth’s surface than when it is close to the horizon. Because of...
By: Terrence Aym
Now that the tornado season is here again, experts warn those residing in states with a high incidence of tornadoes to follow the safety rules and reduce chances of injury or death.It's good advice, and even those who are rarely in danger of being...
By: Victoria Tiegert
Throughout the cold winter months, we long for the sunshine of summertime to warm us. However, when those truly hot days arrive, we often forget about how much we longed for them and begin to complain about the heat. With the summer of 2010 just...
Causes of meteor showers
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
What causes meteor showers? To understand this we must first look at other orbiting bodies in our solar system. There are many, many comets held by the gravitational pull of our sun, Sol. These comets spend many years in the outer reaches of the solar...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
When the outdoor temperatures reach triple digits and the scorching summertime heat seems to melt your body like ice cream under the sun, you must find effective ways to stay cool and beat the heat. While turning on the A/C full force seems like the...
Difference between global warming and climate change
By: Marvin Somers
Climate change has been happening for centuries and is nothing new. Phenomena such as Ice Ages and the Medieval Warm Period are the direct results of natural climate change, which is caused by variations in the Earth’s orbit, variations in solar activity, the behaviour...
Ways to beat the heat in summer 2010
By: Jimmy Flatbush
One of our community’s weather forecasters recently unveiled his summer forecast for the region. His track record for predicting the weather in three month increments is uncannily accurate, especially over the past year when he predicted a cooler than normal summer 2009, and a...
Ways to beat the heat in summer 2010
By: Kristen M. Anderson
Summer is coming, and so are sky high temperatures. Without a battle plan, this summer’s high temps could lead to discomfort, dehydration, and even hospitalization. Developing a plan to stay cool before the high temps hit is the best way to beat the summer...
The health risks posed by Iceland's volcano
By: Lenna Gonya
The obvious health risk of any volcano is being in the immediate vicinity, but there are risks involved with the ash cloud that they emit.If the ash stays in the upper atmosphere, there will be no direct health dangers involved, however, the wind that...
By: Joan Mccord
Exact health risks from the eruption of Mount Eyjafjallajokul are not yet clear, but citizens with asthma and other respiratory problems should be especially vigilant. Although the ash is not toxic, particles from the dust cloud should be avoided. The concentration of ash will vary...

 

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