By: Michael Totten
There is a Sargasso Sea of plastic, larger than the state of Texas, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A second garbage patch is trapped by ocean currents inside the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. Surface ocean currents carry the plastic garbage in. There is...
Heat wave safety tips
By: Sam Smart
A heat wave may be the time to take a dip into a pool or sample an ice cream cone at a store. The heat wave is also dangerous; children and elderly victims can suffer it the most. Whenever there's some type of heat advisory...
By: Nan C Avery
San Diego State University defines drought as a weather-related natural disaster. It affects vast regions for months or years. Drought can occur in virtually all climatic zones. Drought should not be confused with aridity. Arid land is land that has very little rainfall. Drought is...
How summer weather increases the risk of wildfires
By: Sharon Yeates
Massive wildfires in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico during the summer of 2011 have highlighted the fact that summer heat brings summer wildfires. Why is summer fire season though? The best answer is that fire loves heat. In summer a glass pane leaning against a...
By: Hortense Foster
The Cumulus stage, the mature stage, and the dissipation stage are three Stages of development for thunderstorms. Over 40,000 thunderstorms take place on earth each day. As the thunderstorm begins to form it starts at the cumulus stage. It continues to advance to severity...
How to prepare for a thunderstorm
By: Sam Smart
Thunderstorms are rain showers that consist of thunder, lightning, and sometimes big winds with hail. They are a frequent occurrence throughout the world. In fact, approximately 40,000 thunderstorms occur on Earth each year. Any thunderstorm can be dangerous. Even if it doesn't bring rain...
By: Angel Writer - 635550
Tourmaline is a unique beautiful semi-precious mineral made out of a variety of elements which include aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium and lithium. This multi-colored mineral has various uses. It also comes in a wide spectrum or colors including black, blue, blue-green, green-yellow, brownish yellow...
By: Nan C Avery
Heat waves are potentially dangerous. It is vital for people to recognize the problems of heat waves and take steps to avoid the harmful affects.Older people, young children and invalids are the ones who suffer most from heat waves. Others affected by heat waves...
Guidelines for avoiding hurricanes at sea
By: Sam Smart
If you live in the Caribbean or near the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coasts, you may be subject to hurricane threats. This particular storm may cause catastrophic damage to land and other property. That's why it's important for residents to always stay focused on...
By: Nan C Avery
There are many dangers to heat waves. It affects people, plants, and wild life. A definition of a heat wave is when atmospheric conditions stagnate the air. The pollutants in the air have nowhere to go, and a haze descends filled with the polluted air...

 

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