Toronto flooding: Record rainfall surpasses Hurricane Hazel
By: Cameron Scott
Mention Hurricane Hazel to any Canadian of a certain age, and you will find that it still brings out strong memories. The only hurricane ever to hit Toronto left behind a trail of flooding and carnage that leaves a haunting legacy even to this day...
By: D. Vogt
In recent years, numerous climate scientists have argued that climate change plays an indirect role in tornadoes. They argue that their research indicates climate change may make the conditions that lead to tornadoes, like warm wet air at low altitudes, more frequent. However, the connection...
By: D. Vogt
Atmospheric rivers are narrow, high-water-density bands within the atmosphere which transport large amounts of water vapour around the planet. At any given time, there are numerous large atmospheric rivers around the world, stretching thousands of miles in length and as much as several hundred miles...
How air quality affects our health
By: Ken Grant
An important consideration for any person is the quality of the air where he or she lives, works, or plays. More and more society is recognizing the important of good air quality and its relationship to the health of those people who live in it...
How air quality affects our health
By: Whitney Rose
Scientists have discovered that the average person takes about 20,000 breaths per day. This works out to be around 10,000 liters of air passing through the lungs per day. It does not matter where you are in the world, the air you breathe...
By: Cynthia Astle
Air pollution does more than obscure a landscape with brown haze. Poor air quality can be found in workplaces and homes as well as outside. Since numerous studies have shown that polluted air has severe adverse effects on humans, taking precautions and reducing toxins in...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In most cities around the world, people are concerned about the air quality that they have to breathe when they step out of their houses. However, not many people realize that the air quality within their houses may also be of low quality. Thus, even...
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The heat index, also known as humidex, is a measurement that seeks to show how hot a day is, and it is derived from a combination of the air temperature and the relative humidity, along with a few other variables. In short, it is an...
By: Michael Totten
On June 30, 2013, the U.S. Southwest experienced some of its hottest days ever since records have been kept. The hottest place of all, Death Valley, tied its June heat record by reaching 129 degrees, just five degrees short of its all-time world heat...
How to read the symbols on a weather map
By: Sam Smart
Have you ever wondered what the blue Hs stand for on a traditional weather map? How about those long blue lines that have triangles? Weather maps have many symbols on them, and while it’s understandable that some people get confused about them, they’re...

 

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