By: Lenna Gonya
Every time a hurricane strikes somewhere, there are those who are completely amazed and caught off guard. They underestimate the power of the storm, the extent of damage, and the potential danger. Usually, this is because they are new to the area, and have believed...
Tips for adjusting to high altitudes
By: Lucy
Anyone can be affected when faced with high altitudes – there are no rules to who it affects, but commonly most people will experience symptoms when they venture above 8,000 feet. So, if you are planning to go mountaineering, skiing, or even just to...
By: Chanell Gautreaux
As of late summer 2010, the only similarity between the 2005 and 2010 hurricane seasons is that both included named storms. In 2005 storms began appearing in late spring and the season was active in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. In contrast, the 2010...
How are rare earth metals used?
By: Samuel Lamphier
Rare earth metals are an essential part of our daily lives. They are present in more application than we realize, some of these include cell phones, all computer or electronic devices, ovens, cars and fuel additives to name a few. This article will focus on...
An overview on using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
By: Philo Gabriel
If you’ve watched hurricane coverage at all, you’ve no doubt heard a storm described as a “Category 3 hurricane” or a “Category 4 storm” or “expected to be downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane shortly after landfall.” Perhaps you&rsquo...
By: Philo Gabriel
The six costliest hurricanes in United States history have all occurred since 1992, with five of the six happening since 2004 - Hurricane Katrina in 2005 of course being the worst of all. Thus hurricanes have been much in the news, and people have had...
By: Suzanne Rose
If you live in a hurricane prone area, then a hurricane family emergency plan may be useful. This can help you determine what you will do before such an event. The following are some tips on how to prepare such a plan. First you will...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricanes are the most destructive of all weather systems. While it is possible to predict the path and potential intensity of a hurricane, one can often be taken very much off guard by things that weren't expected or anticipated. Here is a look at the...
A look at media coverage of Hurricane Katrina
By: Philo Gabriel
It cost the nation 1,836 confirmed dead and an estimated $80 billion or more in property damage. It inundated one of America’s greatest cities, leaving parts of it uninhabitable for years. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff called it “probably the worst...
An introduction to Madeira's flora
By: Janet Sandford
For many visitors it is Madeira's amazing range of flora that is one of the island's major attractions, just as it has been for centuries. Few of today's visitors realise that much of this sweetly scented luxuriance only arrived to Madeira in the 18th century...

 

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