Strong winds that have killed people in the UK
By: Caroline St Clare
The UK is known for having a mild and temperate climate however, it's not unusual to experience extreme storms especially during October and January. While the scale of damage and ferocity of the winds can't be compared with the devastating hurricanes felt in some parts...
How tropical weather could make the Gulf oil spill worse
By: Mark Eyre
How a Hurricane Could Decimate the US Economy In the major oil companies’ identical five-page, boilerplate plans for cleaning up an oil spill nor in any of the EPA feasibility and environmental impacts studies is there any mention of the consequences of a hurricane running...
Proposals to stop global warming
By: Christyl Rivers
Proposal to Stop Global Warming A Modest Proposal, Wherein We Do Not Need to Eat Our Young. There are so many proposals out there to help us learn to reduce our carbon footprints, that it is becoming confusing and counterproductive. Most ignore the highly endangered...
Layers of the atmosphere
By: Jesse Vorton
Scientists have divided the earth’s atmosphere into four layers, each accordingly to the differences in temperature of each layer. These layers from lowest to highest altitude, are (1) the troposphere (2) the stratosphere, (3) the mesosphere, and (4) the thermosphere. The troposphere: This is...
How the BP Gulf oil spill may create killer hurricanes
By: D. Vogt
In more than one sense, the Gulf of Mexico was one of the worst places in the ocean to suffer a massive oil spill. Already beaches, fisheries, and conservation areas face devastation. However, as hurricane season approaches, yet another threat is becoming apparent: namely, what...
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion
By: Mario Carini
Summer is the chance to get outdoors, hit the beach to get in a tan, play some volleyball or frolic in the lake. But for the elderly and those with respiratory problems, the heat of summer is something to be avoided. While the children play...
What is the difference between smog and fog?
By: Joseph Malek
It is true that both fog and smog kills living things. Fog kills living things when a fatal accident occurs as a result of those living things that do not see an approaching danger. That much is also true, in regard to what might happen...
Hurricane Alex disrupts oil cleanup
By: D. Vogt
For the past several days, Hurricane Alex disrupted oil cleanup operations in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially worsening the already sure to be devastating environmental consequences of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Fortunately, the hurricane did not cross directly over the site of the...
By: D. Vogt
When talking about how weather has changed human history, there are actually two separate questions that need to be answered: first, how weather (individual incidents like high or low temperatures, storms, etc.) has affected human history, and second, how climate has changed human history...
By: Victoria Tiegert
Summer is a wonderful season which many people wait for with anticipation throughout the rest of the year. It is also a season that others hope will just end soon. The difference in these two outlooks regarding summer usually has to do with the same...

 

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