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...
By: Ken Grant
Forecasting hurricanes is a complicated process, but one that holds out hope that many lives could possibly be saved. Like any dangerous situation, the more warning that can be given, the more likely that those in potential harm can reach places of safety in time...

 

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