Facts and myths about lightning
By: Maggie O'Cala
All thunderstorms have lightning in them even when we are unable to see it. Lightning is defined as: "a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground." (source) An estimated 300 people...
How weather affects our moods
By: Mira Khatib
Bright and cheery that's how you feel on a clear summers day. But when it's pouring and cold you're blue and gloomy, a mere coincidence? Think again. Instinctively we know that weather influences are more than a feeling because we talk about it more often...
Saving a Major City but Sacrificing an Area from Disaster
By: Martin Shung
There is no injustice involved in the case of sacrificing hundreds of lives to save the hundred thousands in a city. Whether it be by moral, economical, or safety situations, diverting a hurricane away from a major city to rural areas is always considered a...
Should Scientists be Allowed to Divert a Hurricane away from a Major City Dooming Rural Residents
By: Drake Tae
Scientists should not merely be allowed to divert hurricanes away from major cities, but they should be required to do so. It is a moral obligation to ensure that innocent lives are protected. In some cases, it means that a minority of people will be...
By: John Atchison
Did you ever get the chance to see that Dennis Quaid movie, The Day After Tomorrow? It was a frightening tale of our world being reshaped in the span of around 72 hours. Reshaped you say, in what way? As the story goes, the scientist...
A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: Marie Milton
Holes in the Ozone Layer The gas from the Ozone layer consists of a special from of Oxygen. High up in the stratosphere is where it is found in its greatest quantities. The Ozone layer is continuously formed and destroyed because of the constant bombardment...
The causes of global climate change
By: Dr. Dinusha Dharmaratna
What is climate change? There are several periods identified by climatologists of changes in earth’s climate over extensive time period – oscillation between broadly cold and warmer weather (glacial and interglacial periods). What we want to know is whether this current period of warming...
By: Caroline St Clare
Sleet doesn't have many redeeming qualities. Without the excitement of a hailstorm, the wondrous beauty of a snowfall or the welcome relief of a rain shower during a drought, sleet is more of an inconvenience than anything else. The only time you're likely to be...
The snowiest cities in Canada
By: Sam Smart
No wonder Canada is nicknamed "The Great White North." One of this country's phenomenon is its persistent snow cover that blankets much of the nation. In areas like southern Quebec, snow cover can bound to arrive in late autumn. Residents can definitely expect a...
The snowiest cities in Canada
By: Cameron Scott
Every part of Canada gets snow. Even the warmest Canadian cities still get between forty and sixty centimetres of snow each year. To get snow each year is just part of being Canadian. In all of Canada, only three cities have never once managed to...

 

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