The health risks posed by Iceland's volcano
By: Andy Orrell
As Eyjafjallajökull continues to erupt and pump toxic gases and ash into our atmosphere many people are concerned about the health implications. The danger of being present when a volcano erupts is obvious, but what about the effects the eruption has on the rest...
By: Michael Totten
On March 20, 2010, Eyjafjallajokull (pronounced AY-uh-fiat-luh-YEU-koot-luh, with the 'EU' as in liqueur) broke nearly 200 years of dormancy with its first eruption since 1821, releasing a cloud of ash, gas, and water vapor in addition to a small flow of lava. A second, larger...
By: Dawn Denmar
As the weather in the UK is renowned for its unusually fickle nature, making any prediction as to whether the UK will experience good or bad weather in Summer 2010 is just like asking how long is a piece of string! Remarkably upbeat weather forecasts...
By: Sam E. Jones
The best way to survive being in a very cold environment is to be fully prepared before you find yourself in such a situation. To prepare fully for very cold temperatures you have to consider low temperatures, wind and the amount of moisture in the...
By: Terrence Aym
All data points to the sun as the primary source of short-term and long term climate change on Earth. While volcanic eruptions such as the current one in Iceland can affect short-term weather conditions over a region, planetary climate is governed by solar activity-or lack...
Safest place to be during a thunderstom
By: Sam Smart
A thunderstorm is a weather pattern that consists of more than rain and ominous clouds. Thunderstorms, of course, can produce dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning, as well as large hail. And they can be just as dangerous as tornadoes, since thunderstorms are noted for distributing strong, gusty...
By: Charles Simmins
Fr. Benito Vines can accurately be called the father of modern hurricane forecasting. His legacy is seen on our televisions every summer, from the Channel to the men and women working at the Hurricane Center. Vines died on July 23, 1893. At the time, he...
Proposals to stop global warming
By: Anthony Ratkov
If you want to reduce global warming, you have to isolate sources of heat, so the heat is not emitted into the Earth's atmosphere. Any heat emitted into the Earth's atmosphere would contribute to global warming. A power plant produces heat, as a by-product of...
Possible benefits of global warming
By: K.P. Arnolds
Is global warming beneficial? That is the question. Are the effects of global warming the same everywhere. Some people believe that some places may benefit and others will not. But what way will it affect us, if it does at all? We have solid evidence...
The life cycle of a hurricane
By: Lea Miller
The meteorologist appears on your local news station with a concerned look on his face. “We are closely monitoring this area of low pressure for development, and will keep you informed as conditions change,” he says. Each year millions of people living in...

 

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