By: Elizabeth M Young
Cruise ship pollution is a subset of general ship pollution of the air and water that is a growing problem due to the increasing globalization of industrial, commercial and cruise shipping. The pollution is not limited to the open seas, but affects coastal and inland...
By: Philo Gabriel
Not only did the 2005 hurricane season include the devastating Hurricane Katrina, but it was a record breaking year for tropical storms in the Atlantic in general. An estimated 3,865 deaths and $130 billion in damages were caused by the 2005 storms. Forecasters are...
How to survive a storm or natural disaster
By: AngelaWhite
How to survive a tornado Often, emergency sirens are activated for every possibly severe thunderstorm or worse, too late to be of help. You need to know when to take cover and what to do once you get there. This is how to survive a...
Environmental exposures and health: Autism
By: Iris Harden Brooks
Open your mind as well as your heart. Sometimes we must learn to think outside of the box. Illnesses such as autism create questions as to environmental factors. Research is showing more and more adverse health effects appear to be the culprit of toxic mold...
By: Rex Trulove
It would be safe to say that most of us know that we should conserve water. A growing number of people are trying to find ways to do this, not only for environmental reasons, but also to save on the monthly water bill. Even in...
What is the Coriolis Force?
By: Philo Gabriel
The coriolis force (also called the coriolis effect) is a principle of physics whereby moving objects are deflected relative to a rotating reference frame. A child throwing an object to another on a spinning carousel, for instance, will perceive it as curving leftward in flight...
Common myths about hurricanes
By: Lisa Putnam
Spending nearly 25 years of my life in Florida has not only opened up my ears to excellent tips about hurricanes but many different fallacies as well. Although hurricanes have been given special media attention, especially after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, there continues to be...
By: Philo Gabriel
Good hurricane tracking software can serve two purposes. One is just that it’s interesting for the hobbyist. Many people find weather and storms fascinating, and hurricane tracking software is a wonderful tool to assist in the pursuit of this hobby. But the other is...
Hurricane preparedness: Essential items
By: Lisa Putnam
The last place you want to be as a hurricane is fast approaching is in a store fighting for the last gallon of water or paying ridiculous amounts of money for batteries due to price gouging. The best time to gather supplies in case of...
By: Kraig Mcfadden
THE ROCK CYCLE The rock cycle is a process that is constantly going on on Earth. It is something that has been happening since the creation of the planet and is something that will continue to happen forever. Without the rock cycle, there might be...

 

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