How is air quality measured?
By: Olivia Kay
Air is all around us, everyday, both indoors and outdoors. It's an essential element for breathing and staying alive and for this reason measuring air quality is very important as we want to know where air is of highest quality and where improvements can be...
What is the Saffir-Simpson Scale?
By: Bill Georato
The Saffir-Simpson Scale “There’s a storm front coming, white water running and the pressure is low, storm front coming, small craft warning on the radio”—“Storm Front” by Billy Joel June 1st was the official start of the 2010 hurricane season...
A look at efforts to heal the ozone layer hole
By: Elmica Roberts
Our planet is protected from the sun’s harmful rays by the ozone layer. Due to human activities in past years, this layer has been badly damaged and radiation caused by ultraviolet light is passing through a hole in this layer and penetrating the Earth...
An overview on types of lightning
By: Judith Willson
Lightning, put simply, is an electrical discharge. Essentially it is sparks, but the term lightning is used when this happens on a far larger scale than you would get stroking a cat with a piece of plastic. Lightning is associated with thunderstorms and although stunning...
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion
By: Olivia Kay
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion can be the difference in staying safe while participating in outdoor physical activity when the weather is dominated by hot and humid conditions, especially in the summer months. Everything from playing sports, jogging, bicycling, or even gardening or doing...
What will a hurricane do to the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico?
By: Perry McCarney
What could the worst case scenario be if an inbound hurricane crosses the Gulf oil spill before hitting the US coast? Considering the extent of oil extraction operations in the Gulf of Mexico and its well-known efficacy for producing storms up to category five hurricanes...
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion
By: Annalou Mack
Summer is the time to work in the garden, mow the lawn, go to the beach and dozens of other things that can bring on heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion. Prepare yourself by knowing the symptoms of heat exhaustion and what to do about...
What would happen if atmospheric carbon dioxide amounts were cut by half?
By: Virginia Gaces
Carbon dioxide is one of the gases that could cause global warming. This is because it prevents the reflection of the sun’s heat back into space. Normally, carbon dioxide exists ideally in the atmosphere at 0.03%. The percentage continues to increase because of...
By: Joseph Malek
Any natural disaster that causes the loss of life and property will have many lasting effects for the people and the community that was struck by such a natural disaster. As a matter of fact, some or most of the victims who are still alive...
Signs that spring has arrived
By: Colleen Mart
In the Mohave Desert in Southwestern America the signs that spring has arrived are quite different than places where there is more rainfall and flowering plants. But there are definite signs that you can’t miss, even though some of them are signs that you...

 

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