By: Susan Klatz Beal
From the beginning of June each year to the end of November, people who live along the United States Atlantic and Gulf coasts, in the Caribbean or in Mexico or Central and even South America must brace themselves for another hurricane season. It can be...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Brackish biomesare easy to define in general terms: they are watery habitats that are less saline than the ocean and more saline than the freshwater biomes. But these habitats come in many forms or have many names such as marshes, wetlands, estuaries, mangrove swamps, inland...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Once again, hurricane season is upon us, and few people can forget the horror we witnessed as we watched the people along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico scramble and flea amid the chaos of traffic jams, gas pumps that were sold out and...
By: A. Saafir
A hurricane is often referred to as “the greatest storm on Earth” and can be a terrifying event to experience. It is especially important for those who live in areas traditionally hit hardest by hurricanes (like the eastern and gulf coastlines) to be well...
How weather affects our moods
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Just as what the rhyme says, “rain, rain go away little Johnny wants to play.” The rain outside forbids little Johnny to play outside and that would make him sad. Have you ever felt irritated when it’s extremely hot or melancholic when...
Cumbrian floods 2009: The facts
By: Caroline St Clare
Cumbria, also known as The Lake District, is a small county in the north of England, situated just below the borders of Scotland. Apart from the attraction of its beautiful hills and lakes, it also has the dubious reputation of being the wettest place in...
By: Janet Grischy
The most amazing communities of the benthic zone, the bottom layer, of the Gulf of Mexico are the cold seeps. They are proof of the diversity of life, and of its persistence under conditions that we surface dwellers would find impossible. Not every form of...
How do meteorologists predict hurricanes?
By: Judith Willson
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form over the north Atlantic or north-east Pacific oceans. They are also known as severe tropical cyclones and in other parts of the world similar storms are referred to as this or typhoons. To be classed as a hurricane...
By: Donna Hicks
Air quality is measured by the Air Quality Index, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA, on a daily basis, releases the air quality index (AQI) for that particular day. If air quality is at an unacceptable or dangerous...
Safest place in your home to be during a hurricane
By: Annalou Mack
Hurricane season began June 1 and ends November 30. Weather predictors are expecting a number of hurricanes this season and a few may be quite intense. In order to be prepared for what Mother Nature may throw out, you need to have a plan. In...

 

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