By: Selenna
Supercell lightning is a product of a supercell thunderstorm, a rotating thunderstorm which has higher than normal electrical activity. These storms produce the most intense and dangerous light shows on earth with the most highly charged cloud to ground lightning of any warm weather thunderstorm...
The case for respecting the Earth
By: Christyl Rivers
Earth is not one thing. For humanity, Earth is everything. At least, it is until we somehow download our intelligence into self replicating computers. Even then, those computers will require some earth resources to “be.” Everything that we know, even as we...
What is a sustainable environment?
By: William Wright
A sustainable enviornment is a complicated issue which needs a macro and micro definition, as well as a look into ancient societies, pre human existence, and how humans have changed the natural order of the earth. Human beings are part of the natural chain of...
Environmental exposures and health: Parkinson's disease
By: John Louie Ramos
Named after renowned medical researcher James Parkinson, the Parkinson's Disease better known as PD in medical circles is a rare degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects motors skills, speech and similar bodily functions. To some extent, Parkinson's disease can also cause some...
By: Ben Herd
Although the hurricane season doesn’t end until 30th November, the hurricane season this year has presented an unheard of number of storms when based against the numbers of storms recorded in each hurricane season in the past, recorded since 1950. In the last month...
By: Donna Hicks
Supercell lightning is lightning that is produced during a supercell thunderstorm, the least common, yet the most severe of all thunderstorms. Supercell lightning occurring during a supercell thunderstorm can be deadly, with tens of thousands of lightning strikes or very few lightning strikes at all...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Imagine a perfectly innocent quartz crystal that has grown to considerable size. It is lying there, at the bottom of a shallow sea, when a meterorite rudely invites itself to crash into the Earth's surface with considerable noise, pressure, heat. There is so much pressure...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Soil that is of sufficient quality to sustain plant life is hard to make since it can take thousands of years for about an inch of potentially potable or fertile soil to be made. An interesting chart of the historical events that happened as one...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The announcement during 2010 that vast reserves of minerals were found in Afghanistan was made with great fanfare. The public was led to believe that a "small" cadre of US geologists and military officials "suddenly" discovered the mineral deposits. In addition to massive veins and...
By: Lea Miller
The air temperature where you are is affected by many different things. Global effects caused by seasons and wind currents are part of the picture, but more specific things like terrain and cloud cover in a particular location also contribute to the air temperature. The...

 

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