Cumbrian floods 2009: Causes and recovery
By: Marvin Somers
The Cumbrian floods in late 2009 were caused by a combination of excessive rainfall, urbanisation and inadequate flood defences. Prior to the event, areas in the north of England and Scotland had already received the full average amount of rainfall for November; with the ground...
How angles of the sun affect earth surface energy
By: Marvin Somers
The vast majority of energy in nature comes from the Sun. While the Earth itself does provide an amount of geothermal energy, everything else comes from solar radiation. How much solar radiation an individual location receives depends on a number of factors, including the angle...
Solar winter explained
By: Marvin Somers
The amount of radiation received by the Earth and different latitudes is a product of the angle of the Sun. When the Sun is directly overhead more radiation is received at the Earth’s surface than when it is close to the horizon. Because of...
By: Terrence Aym
Now that the tornado season is here again, experts warn those residing in states with a high incidence of tornadoes to follow the safety rules and reduce chances of injury or death.It's good advice, and even those who are rarely in danger of being...
By: Victoria Tiegert
Throughout the cold winter months, we long for the sunshine of summertime to warm us. However, when those truly hot days arrive, we often forget about how much we longed for them and begin to complain about the heat. With the summer of 2010 just...
By: Leigh Goessl
When the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull erupted for the second time in 2010 on April 14, speculation and attention quickly turned to Katla volcano. Katla is a volcano located approximately 15 miles (25 km) away. The two volcanoes share not only a close proximity, but a...
Causes of meteor showers
By: Aldrin A Wilding-West
What causes meteor showers? To understand this we must first look at other orbiting bodies in our solar system. There are many, many comets held by the gravitational pull of our sun, Sol. These comets spend many years in the outer reaches of the solar...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Womens health is a critical human survival issue in relation to natural and anthropogenic toxins in the environment. There are issues of toxins, allergens, viral and bacterial environmental threats that affect reproduction and fertility. Other environmental threats pass to developing fetuses, causing birth defects. Still...
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
When the outdoor temperatures reach triple digits and the scorching summertime heat seems to melt your body like ice cream under the sun, you must find effective ways to stay cool and beat the heat. While turning on the A/C full force seems like the...
Examining why global warming may be a myth
By: Marvin Somers
A recent report on the warming suggested that the generally held view that the 20th century rise in temperature was unprecedented may be false. Instead of the ‘hockey-stick’ graph produced by many scientists, which shows small oscillations in global temperatures since over the last...

 

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