How ecosystems are interconnected
By: Elizabeth M Young
This article addresses the concept of connection that is a major tool for studying complex ecosystems. Other conceptual tools are available, including scale, change over space, change over time, balance and diversity. The living and non-living elements of ecosystems have varying scales or sizes. The...
An overview of green energy possibilities from the ocean
By: Effie Moore Salem
Renewable energy from the ocean is an ever-hopeful possibility. Harnessing the elements for energy is not new, but the latest technological experiments in energy from the ocean may prove to be the most economical. Not only that, it may be more accessible than solar energy...
A look at the history of eruptions from Italy's Mt. Etna
By: Christine Zibas
Although there hasn’t been a significant eruption from Italy’s Mount Etna since 1992, as recently as Nov. 23, 2013, nearby Stromboli in the Tyrrhenian Sea appeared to show signs of activity. It was the 17th sign of volcanic life in this part of...
Examining the effect sunspots have on the weather
By: Mortimer Ridley
Sunspots are spots of cooler temperatures on the sun. They appear darker than the rest of the sun and occur in a region called the photosphere. The photosphere has a temperature of 5,778 kelvin compared to sunspots that have an average temperature of 3...
Scientists discover gold growing on trees in Australia
By: Leigh Goessl
Despite the well-known statement "money doesn't grow on trees", it appears this phrase might not be 100 percent accurate after all. While paper money and coins may not fall off branches, it appears some trees do reportedly contain gold embedded within them.Gold found "growing"...
An analysis of Hurricane Hugo's formation and its path
By: Merryl Lentz
Like a giant, brass-knuckled fist, Hurricane Hugo smashed its way from the Leeward Islands in the West Indies and pummeled a path to the Carolinas in 1989. Hugo made landfall in the Isle of Palms, South Carolina as a terrifying Category 4 storm powered by...
An analysis of Hurricane Hugo's formation and its path
By: Dylan Gosselin-Archer
Hurricane Hugo was an infrequent but deadly type of hurricane that is known as a Cape Verde-type hurricane. This rare type of hurricane was first detected as a tropical wave developing on the coast of Africa. The formation of hurricane Hugo started over the...
By: Matt Carmichael
Weather manipulation research has received some $2bn of investment over the past two decades. It is expected that within the next five to ten years these technologies will begin to be deployed to combat drought, with the further potential to reseed deserts, divert potential floods...
Is weather manipulation beneficial
By: Rex Trulove
For a very long time, mankind has tried to manipulate certain weather components. For just about as long, he has come to recognize that there are often repercussions from such manipulations.Perhaps no time more than in the last few decades, people have become increasingly...
How is air quality measured?
By: Jimmy Flatbush
People who visit Los Angeles or Denver during the time when both cities experience the atmosphere’s inversion layer understand the definition of smog. The concentration of the smog is so thick that one cannot detect the urban landscape while perched on top of a...

 

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