The difference between shallow-focus and deep-focus earthquakes
By: Perry McCarney
The focus of an earthquake is the location where this major earth-moving event occurs within the outer layer, called the lithosphere, of our planet Earth. The damage it inflicts, from our human perception living on the surface as we do, is partly dependent on the...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Bozena Hartley
Drought is a natural hazard that doesn't come suddenly, like floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters. It starts slowly, as a result of climate changes and human actions (deforestation, soil erosion due to poor farming practices, excessive irrigation) and evolves over a period of...
How tsunamis form as a result of earthquakes
By: Fran Moriarty
When the earth's tectonic plates shift, the earth shakes and quakes. This shaking causes a number of events to occur. The tsunami is one nature's most dramatic damaging phenomenon. It is the result of an earthquake shaking the oceans and seas around the world. The...
A look at the accuracy of hurricane season forecasts
By: Blueplanet
Around 2006, many Wall Street investors invested heavily in oil weeks before the arrival of Hurricane Alberto. Many companies placed a multi-billion dollar bet on oil stocks and commodity futures in anticipation of oil price appreciation, only to see that their dream of Hurricane Alberto's...
How global warming effects Massachusetts waters
By: Kennedy Ifeh
Global warming is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. The release of C02 results in the depletion of Ozone layer. As Ozone layer depletes, solar radiation penetrates the earth crust causing temperature increase and consequently, the melting of polar caps. Global melting of polar...
How tornadoes form
By: Fran Moriarty
It rains or snows. The sun shines or clouds cover it. It's cold or hot. It is weather. Humans cannot control the weather. It is the manifestation of nature that affects all humans. Humans complain about but realize there is very little they can do...
Causes of limnic eruptions
By: Perry McCarney
The term "limnic" refers to bodies of freshwater, such as lakes and rivers. Limnic eruptions are gaseous expulsions that bubble up from the bottom of lakes. To date, there have been two limnic eruptions that we have knowledge about. The first killed 37 people traveling...
The difference between the moment magnitude scale and the Richter scale
By: Perry McCarney
Earthquakes are frequent events. Dozens occur daily in the outer layer of our planet Earth, called the lithosphere; although most are too small to be noticeable, let alone newsworthy. The lithosphere consists of the upper mantle topped by the crust; it varies in thickness from...
By: JRR
As another spring thunderstorm marches across the sky, it begins to worsen. The dark, menacing clouds start to spin. Suddenly the sound of the storm is drown out by what many compare to the sound of a freight train. It's a twister, more technically known...
Should Scientists Allowed Divert Hurricane Major City Dooming Rural
By: Bryce Van Buren
I think that the government should allow to scientists to divert hurricanes from a major city to a rural one. We are fast approaching the technology necessary to better predict and even control weather. If we could direct hurricanes away from major populations, it would...

 

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