Which are Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: T88
Both tornadoes and hurricanes are awesome displays of nature's power that should be understood in an effort to protect lives. While they both have the potential to cause catastrophic damage, a tornado is more deadly for a few reasons.First, lets look at hurricanes. They...
By: Meg A Wright
Perhaps one of the most terrifying and destructive forces of nature is the hurricane. The hurricane can cover a wide area of land and sea while creating full destructive forces. It brews for days out in the ocean due to the warm temperatures; then once...
By: S. F. Heron
Long before the advent of GPS, around-the-clock weather reports, and advanced radar technology, mariners judged the weather by the movement of the wind at sea. The first mariners watched the flags and sails of their ships for subtle changes in wind speed and direction. During...
By: W D Adkins
The Beufort wind scale was devised in 1805 by Commander Francis Beufort (1774-1857), a young British navel officer who had just been given his first command, the HMS Woolwich. Wind scales were not new. The author Daniel Defoe, writing in 1703, referred to the use...
By: Mark Hopkins
The daily rotation of the Earth is something very much taken for granted. It gives us day and night very obviously. However it also does much more. It is one of the main 'drivers' of our weather systems.The Sun heats up the Earth's atmosphere...
By: Charlotte Dummitt
Safe Water World Wide Starts with You.I could sit here and paint a picture of words, but they are just that - words. To correct our water problems through out the World we need action and change. Everyone asks "When will we have safe...
By: Andrew Herrmann
The monolithic sandstone of Uluru. The lush rainforests of the Daintree. The high plains of the Australian Alps, the snowy mountains of Tasmania, and the barren wastes of the Outback. Australia is a land of extremes, and its geologic features are no exception this rule:...
By: Fiona Thompson
When it comes to statistics, the mighty Amazon River can certainly lay claim to a few rather impressive figures. It's the world's largest river by volume and is second in length to the River Nile, coming in at 6,516 Kilometers (approximately 4,050 miles)...
By: Cilissa
There are many ways reptiles reproduce. Weather you've seen their young in the wild or captivity. You may have never heard of some of the interesting facts gathered here. Check this out:There are three very different ways they are made.Virgin GeckosIn the Pacific Islands...
By: Eli Boyatt
We all need to save water, especially during a drought, saving water also saves you money. Saving water can be very simple and very easy, remember always encourage your kids to save water, this is a good practice, because if they learn at a young...

 

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