By: Terrence Aym
During mid-April 2011 the United States saw an increase in superstorms.And as the storms worsen thousands may die.The monster storm that pummeled 14 states during a 72-hour outbreak generated winds clocked at more than 100mph in some regions and spawned an incredible 266...
By: Skye Martin
As defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)—more commonly known as trash or garbage—consists of everyday items we use and then throw away, such as product packaging, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries.” Presently...
By: B. J. Deming
You can increase your chances of surviving even a strong tornado by having a safe place and following a good emergency plan during a tornado warning. ♦ Be prepared Surviving a disaster starts with courage and hope, so it’s good to know at the...
Magnetic driven superstorms could kill thousands
By: Skye Martin
Scientists have been aware for some time that the earth’s magnetic poles shift. Most people do not realize that the magnetic poles are not the same as the geographic poles. While geographic poles are the two points where Earth’s imaginary spin axis passes...
By: Michael Totten
Earth's magnetic poles are on the move. The North Magnetic Pole is moving from northern Canada towards Siberia at a rate of between 34 and 37 miles per hour, and its speed is increasing. At the beginning of the 20th century, it only moved at...
By: Bruce Tyson
Forests around the world have found new hope from an unlikely source: lasers. An emerging system for measuring carbon on the forest floor called Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) uses the latest in laser technology as a precise tool that will support global efforts to...
Book reviews: The Little Ice Age, by Brian Fagan
By: Roy Blokker
How much does climate change affect the course of human history? With the issue of Global Warming on everyone’s mind, this is a highly pertinent question. In his book, “The Littlie Ice Age,” Brian Fagan attempts to provide a logical, science-based answer...
By: Nick Ford
The forests of Northern Europe, Russia, Canada and the northern United States are often referred to as the coniferous forests biome. Biomes are geographically distinct regions which have distinct climates, floras and faunas. The coniferous forests of Northern Europe, Russia, Canada and the northern United...
How to prepare for a snowstorm
By: Sybil Fulk
Whether you live in the country or the city, a house or an apartment, it is important to be prepared for a snowstorm. Taking time to prepare, will be a crucial part of facing the storm in comfort. Power Outages Power outages happen often in...
By: B. J. Deming
To most people, a dangerous volcano is the one that’s currently on the news or has just erupted nearby; however, insurance risk experts and scientists use objective criteria to identify the worst threats, even if the volcano might not be erupting just now. &diams...

 

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