By: Lenna Gonya
Cars were not meant to be amphibious. They sink in high water, and they do not steer or float. There are electrical and mechanical parts that fail to function when exposed to water. They are not watertight, and are extremely difficult to escape from when...
A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: A. Saafir
The ozone layer is crucially important to life on planet Earth. Without the ozone layer, only the most primitive of life forms would be able to exist. The ozone layer currently has a hole in it (around Antarctica and the southern continents) that has continued...
By: Ramona Taylor
Just as everyone should be cautious in extreme winter weather, they have to be cautious in extreme summer weather. Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the elements. One such dangerous condition is heat exhaustion. Heat related conditions are the most common, but...
Why you should never drive in a flood
By: Judith Willson
Driving in a flood is extremely dangerous, and not just because what you thought was a puddle might turn out to be a lake. Even a few inches of water can send your car hydroplaning out of control into a wall. A few more can...
A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
“No generation has a free hold on this earth. All we have is a life tenancy with a full repairing lease.” Margaret Thatcher Life here on earth changes because there are problems regarding the environment such as deforestation, climate change, pollution, endangered species...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Meteorology has evolved over the years, to the point where meteorologists now have all sorts of tools to use for forecasting and predicting weather. The ones that are most familiar to the average person are the Doppler radar and satellite images. With hurricanes, despite all...
By: Lenna Gonya
Hurricanes are some of the most violent forces of nature. They produce winds over 100 mph, tornadoes, and storm surges. The only redeeming quality about them is that, thanks to modern technology, they can be predicted days in advance, with amazing accuracy. This is one...
The stages in the development of hurricanes
By: Judith Willson
In some ways hurricanes behave like living creatures and they too have a life cycle. They are born, grow to full size and strength and then fade away. Their lifespan, including all stages of the cycle, can last a considerable time. Some hurricane live for...
By: Lenna Gonya
Hurricanes develop gradually, but once fully formed, they may actually last for weeks, wreaking destruction whenever they make landfall. They develop from the slightest disturbance, going through various stages in the process. Thunderstorms, or tropical disturbances, forming in tropical ocean waters, sometimes become a tropical...
An overview on types of lightning
By: Susan Smalls
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is sit on the porch to watch lightning strike throughout the sky. I never realized how many different types of lightning there are, because to me, it mostly looks the same. However, there are many...

 

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