By: Thom W. Conroy
Individuals that reside in locations that are prone to annual hurricanes can become desensitized to the dangers over time, and many stay behind at a time when evacuation would be the prudent move. The best way to ensure hurricane survival is to safeguard home and...
By: Darian Peters
The great ocean conveyor is the circulation system of the ocean. The conveyor transports both energy and matter around the world in an identifiable circulatory pattern. This system is conceptualised as acting like a giant conveyor belt taking heat energy across immense ocean distances in...
By: Dhikra A. Dean
Estuaries and hydrothermal vents constitute two very different ecosystems, but they have a curious characteristic in common: in both, two different kinds of water meet, creating a unique environment. Their peculiar features favor the flourishing of many forms of life, and have therefore become...
By: Thom W. Conroy
Individuals that live in areas prone to annual wildfires such as California are well versed in how to safeguard their lives and property, but there are those that refuse to apply logic and common sense to the situation. The best manner in which to protect...
By: Betty Blake
Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and ends on November 30. For those who reside in the hurricane paths, this period can be rather stressful and challenging. Without a clear plan of action and preparation, one can become panic stricken and anxious. In order...
By: Thom W. Conroy
When wildfires occur the media often sensationalizes the scope of the devastation and the grandeur of the event, but the economic impact is never fully examined in depth. In the budget of governmental agencies, wildfires can become a crushing blow to maintaining adequate services for...
What is an Indian Summer?
By: Ethel Smith
In England, nine times out of ten, as soon as the children return to school, from their Summer holidays, in early September, we experience a brief Indian Summer. This often starts the second week in September and can last for a few weeks. Occasionally it...
Finding alternatives for electric energy
By: Effie Moore Salem
Cooling breezes with open windows, eating foods that don't need cooking, shaving with a non-electric razor, giving up the use of the hair dryer, are a few of the ways electricity is saved. Electricity is necessary, but as our ancestors knew, it is possible to...
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What is the difference between smog and fog. A very simple question, but one with some interesting complications.. Smog is defined in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as ": a fog made heavier and darker by smoke and chemical fumes; also : a photochemical haze caused...
Disaster planning for earthquakes
By: James Urbaniak
If Americans learned nothing else from the Hurricane Katrina disaster we learned that when a disaster of this magnitude strikes, local emergency resources will be spread too thin to adequately respond to our needs and national relief may come many days later. For some, help...

 

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