This article suggests the biggest man-made environmental disasters in the history of the United States. These disasters may not have killed people, but they severely damaged the ecosystem and will cost millions, if not billions, of dollars to clean up.
NOAA is a scientific agency with almost 12,000 personnel globally. With this kind of scope, they have the manpower and the means to make some stunning discoveries.
Since the dawn of the aviation age, a new type of cloud has been appearing in our skies. Contrails, or condensation trails, are clouds that form in the wake of a passing aircraft at high altitude.
Natural disasters aren't always disastrous. There are benefits to having a flood, hurricane, and volcanic eruption. Most of these benefits will not take effect immediately. This hub inspects three popular natural disasters, their disadvantages, and their benefits.
The recent creation of a huge iceberg at the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica is a scientific event worth noting. Following is some info about Antarctic icebergs that will help put this in perspective.
If someone asked you what the biggest concern for the environment is today, what would you answer? The question is overwhelming because there are so many different aspects of the environments which are being impacted today. There are problems with...
Tsunamis are a natural disaster with devastating effects. Here you'll find a detailed breakdown of what causes a tsunami, which is perfect for school projects and essay answers.
Decades ago, in 1982, the World Meteorological Organization chose the name Sandy in their alphabetical list of named Atlantic storms, never knowing that this would become a storm of immense proportions that would affect much of the eastern seaboard,...
A look at the difference between the Northern Lights and the Southern Lights. Plus what makes the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis so spectacular.
Earth has its own share of "unworldly" happenings that even science cannot explain. Some are similar to biblical phenomena that people will not believe easily. But these are real and they exist!..
Hurricanes bring high winds and flooding. They also display more unusual natural phenomena many of us rarely see. I share 4 unusual natural phenomena I've witnessed during hurricanes.
Hurricane season officially lasts until late November. Though the last six weeks are not overly abundant with these storms, deadly hurricanes can still occur in October, November, and even December.
The ionosphere is a layer of the earth that is electrified; this permits the refraction and reflection of radio waves throughout the planet
Seeing the Hurricane Harvey path, one can understand how it became our nation's costliest natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey's damage affected more than a dozen states and cost nearly $200 billion. The devastating results of 2018's Hurricane Michael in Florida may well exceed Harvey's record.
By using a nifty acronym and a fun little song, you can easily remember the order of the rainbow colors.
The practice of cloud seeding (weather manipulation) for rain has spread throughout the world during the 50 years since its methods were first discovered. What does it look like now as an industry?
The atmosphere is a thin layer of gases surrounding the surface of the Earth. The gases composing the atmosphere are distributed in a layer of approximately 150 km (93 miles).
While just about everybody celebrates the arrival of the four seasons according to the calendar, there's a group of scientists who see the seasons differently. Read on.
Chemical weathering is one of the forces that shapes our landscapes. Man-made structures are affected, too, Find out how...
For eons agriculturalists have been fighting what they call "bacterial speck" on tomatoes and other crop plants, without anyone realizing that the same bacteria is at the heart of rain and snow.
Mark Lynas's "Six Degrees" is a modern classic, outlining potential effects of various levels of global warming. It's summarized, evaluated, and updated here, with links to 7 supplementary Hubs.
Introduction The science of remote sensing has emerged as one of the most fascinating subjects over the past three decades. Earth observation from space through various remote sensing instruments has provided a vantage means of monitoring land...
From June to November, hurricanes pose a potential risk to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. The worst hurricanes in history have caused devastating loss of life and property.
The question “Has Global Warming Stopped?” can be answered both “yes” and “no”, based on the data sets analyzed and the length of time used to compare global temperature changes.
Our television sets are covered with news stories about hurricanes right now, but today's storms can't compare to those of yesterday.
Real Green solutions come from deep thinking about the causes of problems we created over centuries. Natural crises have deep roots in human actions.
Health risks that arise due to human activities can be as subtle as sub-clinical effects, and can lead to severe of impaired pulmonary function and physiological changes in the cardiovascular system.
Hurricanes are one of the most common natural disasters to happen near ocean waters. They can be very destructive dependent on category and location.
What were the most destructive natural disasters in the history of our planet? Earth has weathered many hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Are humans responsible for some of these disasters?
A photographic odyssey explaining the progression and formation of the ice shelves forming on The Great Lakes before and after the 2014 historic polar vortex event. Includes hidden dangers!