Hurricane Katrina: The catastrophe and the aftermath
By: David Skolnik
On Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, a storm was brewing in the Bahamas. Hurricane Katrina would become the deadliest Atlantic Coast storm of the 2005 hurricane season and one of the five deadliest in United States history. Katrina made landfall in Southeast Florida as a...
By: Michael Totten
There are several ways to measure the strength of a hurricane, from air pressure to sheer size. Although the term "hurricane" is only used in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans, the intense circular storms which are also called typhoons or topical cyclones are all...
By: Lawanda Shieldsl
Tornadoes are some of the deadliest forces in nature. Tornadoes are violent rotating columns of air that extend from a thunderstorm and make contact with the ground. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), although tornadoes mainly occur during the spring and summer...
By: Michael Totten
A tornado can form with very little warning in any severe thunderstorm which has sufficient wind shear. If you live in a tornado-prone area, always be prepared for severe weather conditions. Pay close attention to local weather forecasts, learn the characteristic warning signs of an...
The late cretaceous climate
By: J. Lang Wood
The cretaceous period is known as the time in the Earth’s history when the dinosaurs roamed the land. It was a time in which many new species came into existence, and when differences from region to region made the planet look more like it...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Hailstorms can be a really frightening and dangerous weather event. This is when frozen balls of ice fall from the sky from as high as 30,000 feet and they can reach speeds of 120 mph. This hail then crashes into the ground and it...
By: Matthew Lang
On 5th May 2005, a group of storm chasers were chasing a possible touchdown for a tornado outside Seminole, Texas. As they approached the site, hailstones started falling from the sky. Exhilarated by the golf ball sized hailstones falling outside, one storm chaser braved the...
The late cretaceous climate
By: Michael Prather - 660563
Global warming is an issue of major concern these days, which is why scientists are studying the climate of the late Cretaceous period. The late Cretaceous period is an era of natural history that began 100 million years ago and ended 65 million years ago...
The carbon cycle and global warming
By: Tyriese Holloway
Just close your eyes and imagine the Industrial Revolution. Long, gray snakes of smoke enter the sky, changing the once blue sky, to a toxic gray. As children and adult alike walk monotonously with morose eyes knowing that one fatal mistake could mean sudden death...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The carbon cycle is a process in which carbon is continually circulating through the biosphere. Carbon is one of the fundamental building blocks of life on Earth. Carbon is contained in the molecules of dead and living organisms. It exists in the atmosphere as a...

 

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