By: Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman
Weather records and predictions have always been a fascination with many. For some, like our nation’s farmers and businesses, weather predictions were practically a necessity. Farmers would time their crops using the Almanac. Thomas Jefferson recorded the weather daily. In 1845 the telegraph made...
By: Cameron Scott
All of the largest lakes in North America, except for Lake Michigan, are in Canada or are along the Canada-US border. But the Great Lakes aren't just some of the largest lakes in North America. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the whole...
By: Lane Olinghouse
Having an understanding of blizzard conditions can spell the difference between surviving such a winter storm situation and succumbing to its forces. Although blizzards do not carry the same devastatingly destructive power of hurricanes, they can and do affect large expanses of a region as...
By: Cameron Scott
The only difference between a blizzard warning and a blizzard watch is time. A blizzard watch is issued when a blizzard is expected within the next 36 hours. A blizzard warning is issued when a blizzard is on your doorstep. You could say the watch...
By: Cameron Scott
It's hard to imagine a blizzard if you've never experienced one. During the blizzard of 1977, roads and cities shut down for hundreds of kilometres in every direction. The snow just wouldn't stop falling. Young children were pushed off their feet and pinned against fences...
What can be done to lessen the effects of nonpoint source water pollution?
By: Carrie Conrad
Non-point source water pollution is a form of pollution that is not caused by one particular source, but rather from many sources. It is an inconspicuous form of pollution, in that it can't be easily seen and the causes are many. Fortunately there are a...
Investigating whether the Earth's natural balance is a myth
By: Christyl Rivers
The idea of balance in nature is ancient, but in the 1970’s it became a kind of cause for which biologists, conservation experts and ecologists rallied behind. The problem is, there may be no such thing as balance in the natural world. The term...
Locating Rhodesia
By: Tim Harry
People looking at a map of the world today will have a great deal of trouble in locating Rhodesia, as it is a country that does not exist. People who recognise the name may simply equate it with modern day Zimbabwe in Africa; although saying...
What causes clouds to sometimes appear black
By: James Soule
There is a lot of speculation on the web on why a cloud appears black at times. This article will hopefully shed some light on cloud colors and the cause and effect of light refraction and how refraction affects the way we see things. Some...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
Calculating the times of sunrise and sunset may seem like a daunting challenge to someone unaccustomed to sky watching, but with some basic knowledge and a little practice, it is a relatively easy skill to learn. This article will help you get started. Let's start...

 

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