By: Allan Taylor
Volcanic gases are invisible and hazardous to collect therefore our knowledge of them is imprecise and limited. Normally when there is a volcanic eruption of any extent one gets as far away as possible. Reliable data comes from non-explosive volcanoes such as Kilauea on Hawaii...
By: Damian Taylor
Hurricanes are intense tropical storms that form in warm moist air. However, they don’t appear out of nowhere. A storm must go through several stages of development before it can be classed as a hurricane force storm. A hurricane’s beginning can be found...
By: Jason Westley
Earthquakes are the most destructive natural force on the planet. They are unpredictable, striking with little warning and causing incredible amounts of damage in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. Not only can the initial tremor cause a massive loss of life, but the...
How to plan and prepare for an earthquake
By: Rex Trulove
Earthquakes are more likely to occur in some areas than in others. However, truth is that they can occur almost anywhere. Planning and preparing for a quake is the first and best chance of survival. What to do in an Earthquake To prepare for an...
By: Sylvia Farley
Faced with the problem of how to estimate and report weather conditions, particularly wind speeds, Admiral Francis Beaufort devised the Beaufort Wind Scale. He first used it 1806 when he was 30 years old, serving as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. After being...
By: Norman Green
The Beaufort wind scale was developed and proposed in 1806, by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). Born in Ireland, Beaufort joined the Royal Navy aged 16, and quickly rose through the ranks. He began keeping a meteorological journal, recording amongst other things the effects of...
Ways to prepare for any natural disaster
By: Steve Bro
Disaster, on a personal level, has been well covered in other articles and by government advice agencies. Yet, the world continues to suffer immensely every time one of these events occurs. It has been said before that “prevention is better than cure”. Can the...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Indian Ocean is one of the third largest oceans in the world. This ocean is 20% of the water on the surface of the earth. To the north of this ocean is the Indian subcontinent. East Africa sits at the west side of the...
By: Brent Hale
Hurricanes pose major threat to the safety of those who live in areas where they are a possibility. When dealing with hurricanes, precautionary measures must be taken in order to ensure safety. Below is a list of 10 tips for surviving a hurricane. 1. Be...
By: Bruce Tyson
Green seems to be the name of the game when it comes to modern living. These days green housing, green businesses, green computing, and green energy are just a few of the media buzzwords that seem to make people feel like they are saving the...

 

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