How to heal the Ozone hole
By: Tenebris
On September 16, 1987, 196 nation-states committed to ending ozone depletion by phasing out the use of chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The CFC Phase-Out Management Plan is complete: CFCs can no longer be found anywhere in the commercial market. The HCFC Phase-Out Management Plan...
By: Ben Herd
Tides are the rise and fall of the world’s ocean and estuary river levels, together with the waters in smaller water inlets along a coastline. They are caused by a number of factors, but the key driving mechanism behind tides are the moon and...
The relationship between the jet stream and severe weather events
By: Tenebris
Jet streams are extremely fast-moving air currents in the troposphere and stratosphere, with wind speeds clocked at between 92 and 398 kilometres per hour. All the major jet streams flow from west to east; some local easterlies do exist, but have a relatively small impact...
By: Rex Trulove
For a long time now, we have been told about the terrors and consequences of the ozone hole. We are led to believe that the hole is a catastrophic man-made event that is getting worse, and which threatens all life on the planet. What is...
By: Allan Taylor
What are fossil fuels? They are carbon-based materials that are derived from formerly biological matter that has been compacted and chemically or physically changed into a convenient fuel now found within or on the earth. Conventional wisdom includes materials such as peat, lignite, brown coal...
How a solar eclipse affects Earth's weather
By: Stephanie Hinckley
A solar eclipse is one of the most amazing astronomical spectacles seen from Earth. In history, the total eclipse of the sun was considered a warning from the God’s, and was greeted with fear. Presently, eclipses are understood and welcomed. A solar eclipse happens...
By: Dean Traylor
The thunderstorms that produce supercell lightnings are loners, if one was to personify them. While other forms of lightning clouds can be found in the same storm system, supercells have a tendency to form in areas several miles from the main storm front. They’re...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Dependency on fossil fuels has created a nightmare for the developed and developing countries. It is not just the gross pollution that results from burning of fossil fuels, there is the nature of dependency on a strategic mineral which is growing more and more dangerous...
Solution for the energy crisis: Solar power
By: Marc Noon
You may think that the solution to the energy crisis is itself solar power and other green technologies. But that's not necessarily true. The reason is simple, without the proper motivation, no one will take the initiative and purchase solar panels. What it takes is...
Prehistoric creatures discovered in osprey reef
By: Cosette
Osprey Reef, located about 350km northeast of Cairns in Australia is home to many prehistoric creatures that could give scientists clues about our own evolution. Six-gilled sharks, giant oilfish, swarms of crustaceans and unidentified fish have been captured on low-light remote control cameras placed on...

 

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