With Gustav Looming is new Orleans Prepared for another Major Hurricane
By: Jimmy Nightingale
Gustav has been and gone now. On August 31, the National Hurricane Centre gave it an 81 percent chance of remaining at a Category 3 hurricane or higher. The Saffir-Simpson scale rates hurricanes according to wind speed and storm surge on a scale of 1...
Preparing for a hurricane
By: Francis Jock
It's the peak of this year's hurricane season and the coastal states are anxiously waiting for the next update from the National Hurricane Center. A train of hurricanes is relentlessly approaching from the south and east, threatening to disrupt the lives of millions of people...
The different types of winter weather
By: Mark Cherpak
Winter Snow Storms: There are two major variations between the legendary 'Blizzard' and the ever so famous 'Lake Effect Snow Storm!' Both consist of pure white outs, treacherous travel conditions (white knuckles on steering wheel), and an abundance of snow! However, a 'Blizzard' with...
How to operate a manual spectrophotometer
By: Virginia Gaces
A spectrophotometer is a machine which operates on the principle of Beer-Lambert's Law; that is: the absorbed light is directly proportional to the concentration of the solution while the transmitted light is inversely proportional; the more colored a solution is, the more concentrated it is...
Preparing for a hurricane
By: Mary Fonvielle
I've lost count of the number of hurricanes I have experienced in my life- upwards of twenty. As a kid, I saw them as both a blessing and a curse. Hurricane days meant no school, but of course there were the inevitable days of no...
Preparing for a hurricane
By: Jimmy Nightingale
In our neck of the woods, these brutes of nature are called tropical cyclones. Having said that, tropical cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes - they are all interchangeable titles for what is the most destructive example of Mother Nature's fury. Whichever applies, it acquires its label when...
The case for respecting the Earth
By: Ann Nelson-Russell
Biodiversity and the Effects Caused by MankindBiodiversity is an important factor in sustaining and maintaining human life. One definition found from Human Health of the Great Lakes expresses biodiversity as, "The variety of life and its processes, including the variety of living organisms, the genetic...
Global warming and its effect on society
By: Susan Morton - 453245
I use to work for a landscaping company a long time ago. I remember being told that I spent too much time outside, that the sun must surely be getting to my brain and frying it. Solely because, I am a tree hugger. Every arguement...
By: Gary Betts
Hurricane Hazel had a life cycle seldom seen in most other hurricanes. Hazel turned out to be one of the worst hurricanes of the 20th century and one of the most intriguing. Born in the Caribbean as a tropical storm on October 5, 1954, Hazel...
Diverting Hurricanes Divert Hurricane Weather Manipulation
By: Rajiev Timal
The Science of diverting hurricanes is immature and theoretical at this point. If technologically and environmentally feasible, scientists SHOULD DEFINITELY be allowed to divert a hurricane away from a major city to a rural area. However, the rural residents should be evacuated and given ample...

 

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