By: Leigh Goessl
A dirty thunderstorm is an expression that has been given to describe the electrical discharges of lightening that occur during a volcanic eruption. National Geographic wrote about the natural phenomenon of volcanic lightening in 2007 and stated "the findings offer a rare glimpse of this...
By: Terrence Aym
As ash and airborne particulates continue to belch out from the volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier, some health experts are turning a worried eye towards the future. The plume from the volcano has spread across the North Sea and dropped untold megatons of microscopic ash...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Molds are a type of fungi that are a constant and natural part of the environment. The tiny spores that are the method of reproduction travel easily through the air until they land in a moist and relatively draft free environment that will sustain growth...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Brackish water is water that is part saline and part freshwater. It is situated where rivers or lakes water flows into seawater and can also be found in estuaries, mangrove swamps, deltas and some inland seas such as the Caspian Sea. There is a technical...
By: Lynette Alice
While the after effects of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull are slowly beginning to dissipate, scientists warn that there may be more to come in the near future. The concern is not centered around Eyjafjallajokull erupting again now or in the near future, the new concern surrounds...
Ways to beat the heat in summer 2010
By: Amanda Ines
It has been confirmed that global warning is indeed having an effect on our climate. Each summer seems to get hotter than the last or at least have more days of extreme heat than the summer before. Heat can sap all your energy, leave you...
By: Terrence Aym
"The real difficulty about vulcanism is not to see how it can start, but how it can stop." ~ Sir Harold JeffreysTwo primary things affect the weather on Earth: the sun and volcanoes.Throughout history large volcanic reactions have had a major impact upon...
Scientists warn Eyjafjallajokull could trigger the Katla volcano to erupt
By: Leigh Goessl
In the aftermath of the massive Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in Iceland on April 14, 2010, scientists are concerned that this wave of volcanic activity could trigger another nearby volcano to erupt in the near future. As Eyjafjallajokull settles down and calms its fury, the scientific...
Scientists warn Eyjafjallajokull could trigger the Katla volcano to erupt
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
After the first tremors of an eruption in early March 2010, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland wreaked havoc – spewing multiple ash clouds that closed airports across Europe, spurring the evacuation of 500 people, and just avoiding melting part of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier – but...
What will weather be like in 100 years?
By: Marvin Somers
It is impossible to say what the weather will be like in 100 years! Quite apart from the difficulty in making predictions, it all depends on where you are in the world. Regardless of whether man made global warming is a reality, climate shifts have...

 

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