Types of tornadoes
By: Kimberly Napier
There are many different kinds of tornadoes. They can be narrow, cylindrical, cone or wedged in shape. A supercell tornado is the offspring of a supercell thunderstorm. These storms have a continuous updraft of air which also rotates. These produce the wedged-shaped tornadoes that remain...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Climate change can have a great impact on biodiversity (plant and animal species). Species have learned to adapt to changes in their environment for millions of years, and a drastic change in their environment would require more rapid adaptations than in the past. The less...
How to be landfill friendly
By: Rex Trulove
In the US alone, many millions of tons of garbage ends up in regulated landfills. The amount of refuse that ends up being burned or put into unregulated landfills accounts for an untold additional amount. In a time when people are becoming increasingly green-aware, this...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
A tornado is a meteorologic phenomenon which consists of a column of air spinning violently: a tornado is usually in contact with both the surface of the ground and a cumulonimbus cloud. Tornadoes are formed inside thunderclouds (supercells) several meters above the Earth's surface. The...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Due to the tremendous natural forces involved in the development of a tornado, it turns out almost impossible to place measuring weather instruments inside a tornado to calculate its force. The best method which meteorologists have devised for estimating the intensity of a tornado has...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
Rain forests occupy an alarmingly low percentage; approximately 6 percent, of the world’s surface, as a result of human activity. Rain forests in the tropics make the most of that percentage, but are uniquely distinct from other rain forests. This article explores the facts...
By: Guiding Star
Biomes are large areas of the world where similar kinds of plants, animals and other living creatures adapt to their environment and climatic conditions. A biome is made of ecosystems. An ecosystem consists of biotic population interacting with their abiotic milieu, to form a system...
By: Litsa Podaras
Ecosystems are plant and animal communities which live and thrive dependent on each other and the climate that supports them. Climate change affects ecosystems in ways that ecologists have been warning about for decades (since the late ‘60s to be exact) and even in...
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
Tornadoes are vicious weather phenomena that sometimes appear with severe thunderstorms. There are two types of tornadoes, the type spawned by supercell storms and all others, but there are as many varieties of destruction and wild beauty within those types as imagination allows. Supercell thunderstorms...
By: Cherylyne Saylor-Paul
Effects of Oil Drilling in Alaska When one begins thinking of oil drilling within the United States it almost always goes to Alaska with the exception of the gulf of Texas, Texas itself, California or along its coast and a few other places. There is...

 

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