A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: Lenna Gonya
According to reports on the progress of our ozone layer over the last ten years, it is healing. And while many people don’t quite understand the ozone layer or what it is, everyone is aware of the need to protect it. At the forefront...
By: Timmy Duncan
One of the most important elements of your family’s hurricane or disaster plan should be identifying which room in your house is the safest room to be in should disaster strike. Some newer homes are even including a built in “safe room” and...
By: Ramona Taylor
Floods kill more people each year than lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes and wind storms. Experts report that nearly 60% of these deaths are people, who are swept away by flood waters while in their vehicles. With summer comes stormy weather and increased risks for floods, here...
By: Timmy Duncan
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms the United States had ever seen, the importance of having an action plan in place should disaster strike became evident to many families. Because it is difficult to make decisions as important as whether...
By: Timmy Duncan
Thunderstorms typically inspire intense feelings in people – some people love them and others hate them, but it is rare for people to have no strong feeling about them one way or the other. In a way, it makes perfect sense since thunderstorms typically form...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,) tells us that hurricanes are the most severe of meteorological phenomena. They are essentially tropical cyclones that form from low pressure systems that rotate in a counter clockwise motion. They are accompanied by thunderstorms. But before a...
What are the causes of a delayed summer monsoon?
By: Judith Willson
The torrential rains of monsoons are essential to agriculture in Asia and Africa and any delay or change to their pattern is extremely bad news. Of great concern at the moment is the monsoons being delayed or weakened due to global warming. Monsoons are basically...
By: Jeff Parsons
In the 1970’s, the British Antarctic Survey was startled to discover that there was a hole in the Antarctic ozone layer. This was unexpected, and quite alarming, for the ozone layer protects us from the sun’s dangerous Ultraviolet Rays (UV-B). Since then, research...
By: Jeff Parsons
Why do people drive in a flood? Essentially, they believe that they’re safe; rain happens often enough, everyone knows how to drive through water, and if you have to, you can always just swim to dry land, so, what’s the problem, really? Unfortunately...
By: Lenna Gonya
You’ve probably noticed that thunderstorms are not uncommon in late afternoon after a particularly hot summer day, especially when the air is sticky with humidity. Thunderstorms rely on warmth and humidity to develop, so the spring and summer months provide all the ingredients they...

 

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