Reasons why so many people died during the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in Italy
By: Kimberly Bunch
Mother Nature on the War PathWhen bad things happen we always want to pin it on someone. Even if it was a natural disaster that would have happened regardless of the warnings. Lives could have been saved; but since the people weren't warned; or for...
The difference between the moment magnitude scale and the Richter scale
By: Anne StClair
The Moment Magnitude scale and the Richter scale are both measures of the magnitude of earthquakes, where magnitude is the seismic energy released by the earthquake. The Richter scale is the older of the two but is now being gradually superseded by the Moment Magnitude...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Angelina Moore
Weather can have an emotional impact on our day to day lives. On a summer's day, when a person wakes up and looks out of their window, to see the sun shining, they will feel a lovely warm fuzzy feeling and start the day, in...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: April May Maple
Weather affects our mental health in several ways, positively and negatively. Seasonal affective disorder is a way it can directly effect a person's mental well being. Other ways weather affects us are more subtle and can be the result of a combination of a things...
What's the deadliest area of the United States for weather?
By: Joseph Malek
From a historical point of view, more people have been killed by weather related natural disasters that struck the coastal regions of the United States of America and then proceeded to make their way inland during a time when they were most likely to cause...
Characteristics of Cumulus clouds
By: Cameron Foster
If you live anywhere in the world (except Antarctica), you're likely to see cumulus clouds. They drift lazily along like floats in a heavenly parade. They are the fair-weather friends of the sky, although they can grow into thunderstorms at times. They will generally have...
A look at how weather affects populations
By: Joseph Malek
In places where there is ample rainfall and the climate is tolerable by Human Beings and animals you will find most of the World's people. Need I say more? Yes, those are also places where most of the food is grown for consumption.Then again...
By: Rick Bailey
March 31st 2008, I am sitting at my computer desk listening to the sound of thunder rumbling outside of my office window. Already the surrounding county's around my county have had 4 tornado touch downs today already. The most recent touch down was in the...
By: Laurie Childree
Before the naming system for storms was put into place they were referred to by the year they occurred and where they did the most damage. The 1938 Long Island Express sometimes referred to as The New England Hurricane of 1938 was a category three...
By: Trisha Orlando
Men are more likely to be struck by lightning than women by 4%.Why is this? It could be because men are more prone to swing metal objects outdoors? No one knows for sure. Could be that lightening is just more attracted to testosterone. Possible...

 

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