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Stay Dry and Curb Landfill Waste with These 4 Eco-Friendly Umbrellas

It’s now the middle of August. Soon, the sun will spend less time in our skies and clouds will come, full of water, to feed and replenish our environment.It also means that it’s getting...
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Beautiful timelapse video of the San Francisco Bay Fog

Affectionately known to some as Karl the Fog, the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area is notorious. But most haven't seen it in the same light as it's been captured in the above...
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If Today is the First Day of Spring, Why Is It Still Cold Outside?

Spring officially arrives on March 20, 11:57am CST, or 12:37pm EST, or more universally at 16:57 UTC.So why does it still feel like winter outside?The Spring Equinox has little to do with Mother Nature,...
extreme weather

Why the Weather Forecast Isn’t Always Right – Blame A Butterfly

I like to be prepared when I leave the house for the day. I have a big breakfast, check the local television channels for traffic and commuter reports, and of course, I always watch...
Lightning storm

10 Important Facts About Lightning

Lightning may look beautiful but what you may not know is the hidden dangers behind this natural beauty.Read below for ten important facts about lightning, you might just be surprised.  1. It’s unpredictable You might think...
hail storm

How Hail Storms Affect Your Ecosystem

Hail is one of the most feared weather phenomenons because it has the potential to destroy plants, trees, crops, animals and human life upon impact if strong enough. This can have an adverse effect...
Joseph Rodrigues from Mobile District talks with a homeowner about the damage to her home.

Can Storms Affect Your Drinking Water?

The days following a hurricane can be just as dangerous as the storm itself. In many regions, the high winds and flooding brought by these tropical storms can compromise the integrity of entire buildings...
Rain

Rain, Rain, Rain – Climate Change or Natural Phenomenon?

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...
Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear Reactor Shut Down Over Heat Concerns

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...
Ozone Layer

Extreme Weather, Violent Storms Threaten Ozone Layer

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...