Like most movie sequels, British ‘summers’ never live up to their billing, but by all accounts the summer (so far) of 2012 has been without a doubt the worst in recent memory – The Godfather: Part 3 of Great British weather. “But why?” is the question so many people are [...]Read more ›
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In Waterford, Connecticut lies the sprawling Milestone nuclear plant. It is the only nuclear power generation site in the state. But a reactor there has been shut down because of something that its 1960s designers never anticipated: The water in Long Island Sound was too warm to cool it. The [...]Read more ›
The Earth’s middle layer, the stratospheric zone, plays a key role in protecting our planet–it shields Earth (read: humans, animals and crops) from ultraviolet radiation. It is an accepted truth in the scientific community that in any given thunderstorm sends water vapor – a potent greenhouse gas – miles into [...]Read more ›
I cannot speak for everyone, but I know that 2011 brought out crazy weather where I live. It snowed in October and barely snowed thereafter. The weather recently has been an unpredictable blend of warm and gloomy. Oh, and the “April Showers” that precede the “May Flowers” never came. And while [...]Read more ›
Image: ukgardenphotos/Flickr For a large number of people, nicer weather means that their home is suddenly a lot bigger. Why? They spend a lot more time outdoors and their garden is an extension of their living space. For many, the nice weather encompasses a lot of things: Time outdoors enjoying [...]Read more ›
From thunder and lightning storms to twisters and cyclones, natural phenomenons both thrill, shock and devastate many countries across the world. We take a look at how they start. Thunder and lightning Starting as grey cloud which covers the sky, thunderstorms consist of loud clapping noises coming from the [...]Read more ›
Although the American Meteorological Association is split on global warming, only 19% believe that human influences are the sole driver of climate change as reported in a 2011 survey. Compare the 19% with 82% who say that while the climate is changing, many claim that it is due to natural [...]Read more ›