Pakistan hit with worst flooding on record
By: Gulrukh Tausif
The flash floods hitting the northwestern Pakistan in July-August 2010 have been termed the country’s worst ever humanitarian disaster. An estimated 14 million people in Pakistan have been affected by the massive floods caused by torrential monsoon rains that lashed the entire country in...
The relationship between the jet stream and severe weather events
By: Daniah Hathaway
The Jet Stream, Gulf Stream, Polar Shifts and Global Climate Change Are the two connected? Yes I firmly believe they are. What is happening to the jet stream is similar in ways to what is happening to the Gulf Stream. Both are being affected by...
How Sahara dust storms impede the destructive nature of hurricanes
By: Leonard Konis
Before the start of each Hurricane Season (June 1 - November 30 5), meteorological forecasters predict the number and intensity of hurricanes (Hurricanes classified from a category one to a five. Most destructive hurricane sustained winds greater than 155 miles per hour. 9), based...
By: Ray Langley
When Does Monsoon Start and End in Arizona? The Arizona Monsoon starts mid July and is a welcome break from the full summer heat. The effects of the Monsoon can look statistically severe, but the intensive rains only last until mid August. While the Monsoon...
By: Jimmy Flatbush
The July 19, 2006 storm started as a small super cell along the Minnesota-Iowa border. The super cell dropped across eastern Iowa along a stationary cool front, where it developed into a squall line heading for the Illinois State capitol of Springfield. The storm appeared...
By: Irrira Rikki
Drip, drip, drip... we hear, we know, and one day, we'll fix that tap. But are we aware between now and then, how much water is going down the drain? A basic drop can lose 26 + gallons [+ - 100 liters] a day. This...
By: Irrira Rikki
We could come up with more strategic plans to conserve water. If Counties or Countries could save more water from fast going down the drains - for the want of better knowledge - of what to do with all the rain when it does bucket...
By: Slawomir Puk
Most modern coins are mode from the cheaper, more plentiful metals such as copper and tin – the ‘base metals’. Among these, pure copper is occasionally found inside rocks and is know as ‘native’ copper. Most commonly, it is found in ores in...
Overview of the construction of oil rig platforms
By: Slawomir Puk
Building huge structures on water developed through the need to extract oil and gas from fields that lie under the ocean. Altogether there are now more than 1,500 oil platforms stationed in the oceans of the world. The North Sea and the Gulf of...
By: Slawomir Puk
A gold plated mascot, a royal crown, ingots stacked in the vaults of a bank – wherever it crops up, gold symbolizes wealth and power because of the huge efforts required to find it and extract it from the earth. Gold is one of the...

 

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