By: Lenna Gonya
When a major snowstorm covered city streets in the 19th century, the only method of getting rid of the snow was by hand. Large groups of men with shovels formed brigades to scoop the snow into wagons or horse drawn skids. From there, it was...
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow rollers are nature’s way of making snowballs, that can sometimes be as large as a foot or two in diameter. Wherever these wintry miracles of nature occur, they make headlines, and they have been reported in states from Oregon to Vermont. It is...
The New England hurricane of 1938
By: Shelly Barclay
The New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit New England. It is also known as the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, the Long Island Express and the Great Hurricane of 1938. It caused massive amounts...
The 1925 tri-state tornado
By: Shelly Barclay
The 1925 Tri-State Tornado was the single most deadly tornado in United States history. It was a massive tornado that ripped through parts of southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Today, most experts believe that the Tri-State Tornado was a five on the Fujita...
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow and climate are major factors in cultures and societies around the world. An abundance of snow can either be a handicap, or, in some cases, a factor that encourages creativity. In areas where large amounts of snow are not the norm, being held hostage...
By: Lenna Gonya
Fake snow is used in the movies, in other forms of entertainment, or just as decoration at home. There are different ways to produce it, depending on the consistency you want, and the effect you want to create.People living in snow-deprived areas have come...
By: Lenna Gonya
If you are a skier, or a snowboarder, you are familiar with the different kinds of snow cover, and, no doubt keep an eye on the reports coming from your favorite slope. Even if you aren’t a winter sports person, you recognize that there...
What causes the blue color that sometimes appears in snow and ice?
By: Lenna Gonya
Snow is white, because light rays do not penetrate the snow, and, since sunlight is pure white light, the snow, reflecting this sunlight appears white. Since snow is made up of billions of little snowflakes that all have reflective surfaces, the light rays bounce around...
By: Daniel Onyango
Lake Chad straddles four countries: Chad with the largest surface area of the lake, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon. Believed by geologists to have been formed 50,000 years ago, as an inland fresh water sea of 2 million square km, it has been shrinking ever...
Common shells found on Caribbean beaches
By: James Johnson
Seashells, they are beautiful, durable and found in waters around the world. Everybody loves seashells. Some beautiful ones can be found washed up along the islands that separate the Atlantic ocean from the Caribbean Sea. You can find a lot of books about seashells, both...

 

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