By: Allison Hickman
Hurricane Andrew, Hugo, Rita and Katrina; all excellent reasons for those who live in hurricane prone areas to compile a well thought out and stocked hurricane survival kit. The months of June-November are infamously referred to as the "official hurricane season". The populations in areas...
Water supply: Sustainable farming practices
By: Wendy R.
Sustainable farming practices or sustainable agriculture refers to the ability to produce endless amounts of food without hurting the environment, or ecosystems. This practice needs to have a balance between agriculture, the environment, economics, animals and people. It is also important to be able to...
By: Elton Gahr
The population explosion of the 20th century has dramatically increased the need for both food and water. The farming practices which were in large part responsible for this growth have supplied sufficient food so far but they are nearing their limit. There is considerable evidence...
The history of forecasting the weather
By: Joseph Malek
About 400 B.C. Aristotle wrote "Meteorologica." That is the title of a book that basically was concerned with the study of things lifted up. Some of his writing pertained to things within the atmosphere. That, I guess, is the earliest attempt to understand...
By: Carlie Lawson
The term rewilding has two common meanings, one belonging to the field of conservation biology, the other belonging to the political ideal of green anarchism. Although both refer to returning to natural habitats, the biology term deals with animals and plants, while the political term...
Non-profit profiles: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
By: Red Dwyer
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR is the largest non-profit membership organization dedicated solely to pollution prevention.History & MissionIn 1985 Jeffery Burke founded NPPR to bring pollution prevention to industries worldwide. Governmental agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provide regulation. Since individuals and...
The effect of weather on mental health
By: Nayab Naseer
Weather has a profound effect on human health and well-being. People generally perform at their best when they are not under stress from the surroundings, and that includes the weather.People generally feel low at times of summer heat or winter cold, and high during...
Geography and formation characteristics of Nor'easters
By: DianeD
Violent storms that possess particular, identifiable characteristics are sometimes known by specific names. This is true of tornadoes, hurricanes, and Nor'easters. The name Nor'easter denotes a storm originating from strong northeasterly winds.Nor'easters usually develop as a storm system in the Midwest or southern Gulf...
Characteristics of Cirrocumulus clouds
By: Philp Babitsky
Cirrocumulus clouds are of a high altitude, that form around all latitudes of the planet, usually during winter time, at the heights between 5,000 and 12,000 metres. Cirrocumulus clouds usually signify strong convection and include droplets of liquid water that are in supercooled...
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable: Membership benefits
By: Red Dwyer
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR is the largest membership organization devoted solely to pollution prevention.Co-Chair of NPPR's Pollution Prevention Policy and Integration Committee for NPPR Ken Zarker describes the NPPRmission in today's society. "The journey toward a more sustainable future is driven by...

 

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