Tips for travel during hurricane season
By: Allen Gates
In the US the hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The Atlantic hurricane zone includes the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the US Atlantic Coast. The best way to have a successful trip is to get insured, have emergency supplies, and...
What is the Saffir-Simpson Scale?
By: Annalou Mack
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale was developed in 1971 by Herbert Saffir, a civil engineer in Coral Gables, Florida. Dr. Robert Simpson, director of the National Hurricane Center at that time, made additions and it became known as the Saffir-Simpson Scale. It was introduced to the...
Why you should never drive in a flood
By: Allen Gates
There are many undesirable outcomes that result from driving on flooded streets. Your car can get damaged or you could stall out and end up stranded in a pool of rising water. Even if you manage to not get stuck, there is still the possibility...
Threats to coral reefs
By: Dave Hughes
The primary threat to coral reefs is their relative proximity to the activities of man. While most oceanic communities exist outside the immediate reach of events happening on land, coral inhabits shallow waters that border land masses of every size and description.When man...
The differences between deep and shallow water corals
By: Krista Tannahill
Corals reefs are one of the world's most diverse and unique underwater organisms. Not only do they grow in the shallow waters near the shores of the tropics but they also thrive in the deep cold waters of the ocean. Shallow coral reefs reside in...
What is coral bleaching?
By: Krista Tannahill
Coral bleaching is a disease that occurs during times of stress. The coral reacts by excreting the algae living within its soft tissues. The soft tissue of the coral are transparent and do not possess any color. The vibrant and beautiful colors displayed by coral...
An overview on coral reef diseases
By: Krista Tannahill
Coral reef disease has increased significantly over the past fifteen years resulting in extensive damage to coral reef colonies. Approximately thirty percent of the world's coral reef population has been degraded as a result of both human action and natural forces. In addition, over ten...
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...

 

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