By: Rex Trulove
Carbon dioxide is a common gas that comes from primarily natural sources, when a carbon atom combines with an oxygen molecule. It makes up a small, but important part of our atmosphere, which is primarily nitrogen and oxygen. Though only a small amount of the...
Is weather manipulation beneficial
By: Slawomir Puk
Human beings manipulate the weather both intentionally and unintentionally. So far, people have done little of the former but, potentially, a great deal of the latter. A growing number of scientists fear that our industrial activity will change weather and climate with disastrous effects. Most...
Caribbean islands that are safe to visit during hurricane season
By: Lisa Putnam
Would-be vacationers around the globe groan as June 1st comes around yet again as the first official day of hurricane season. Dreamers of tropical island getaways who prefer to travel during the summer months, however, do not need to despair. As a general rule of...
By: Philo Gabriel
Not only did the 2005 hurricane season include the devastating Hurricane Katrina, but it was a record breaking year for tropical storms in the Atlantic in general. An estimated 3,865 deaths and $130 billion in damages were caused by the 2005 storms. Forecasters are...
How to survive a storm or natural disaster
By: AngelaWhite
How to survive a tornado Often, emergency sirens are activated for every possibly severe thunderstorm or worse, too late to be of help. You need to know when to take cover and what to do once you get there. This is how to survive a...
What is the Coriolis Force?
By: Philo Gabriel
The coriolis force (also called the coriolis effect) is a principle of physics whereby moving objects are deflected relative to a rotating reference frame. A child throwing an object to another on a spinning carousel, for instance, will perceive it as curving leftward in flight...
Common myths about hurricanes
By: Lisa Putnam
Spending nearly 25 years of my life in Florida has not only opened up my ears to excellent tips about hurricanes but many different fallacies as well. Although hurricanes have been given special media attention, especially after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, there continues to be...
By: Philo Gabriel
Good hurricane tracking software can serve two purposes. One is just that it’s interesting for the hobbyist. Many people find weather and storms fascinating, and hurricane tracking software is a wonderful tool to assist in the pursuit of this hobby. But the other is...
Hurricane preparedness: Essential items
By: Lisa Putnam
The last place you want to be as a hurricane is fast approaching is in a store fighting for the last gallon of water or paying ridiculous amounts of money for batteries due to price gouging. The best time to gather supplies in case of...
Why oily Gulf of Mexico water could be catastrophic in a hurricane storm surge
By: Philo Gabriel
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest oil spill in history, surpassing the Lakeview Gusher of 1910-1911, and the Gulf War oil spill of 1991, and certainly far surpassing the famous Exxon Valdez spill. The presence of such a...

 

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