Nissan Leaf winter test. How do people drive electric cars in places that consistently get many feet of snow every winter? The short answer is snow tires. The long answer is plan ahead.
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The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is late to the geoengineering party, at least compared to its British counterpart. But it has now arrived, with an influential friend in tow: the CIA.
Researchers at NYU worry the mice they use to study human disease may have perished in the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy. It has been reported that the New York University Hospital has lost thousands of laboratory mice to Hurricane Sandy This will setback research that could take years to correct, according to scientists. [...]
Over 50% of the U.S. is under drought conditions. More than half of the United States is under drought conditions right now, putting 2012 in the same category with some of the worst droughts in the nation’s history. This makes 2012 the sixth worst drought on record with a 54.6 percent figure (not counting Alaska [...]
Tornado-proof house The tornado-proof house is a Kevlar skinned house supported on a series of hydraulic lifts that slide into the ground during extreme weather- both flood proof and tornado resistant. (Pics)
Aircraft increase the chances of snow or rain when they punch holes in clouds after taking off. Airplanes can influence local weather when they take off and land. Aircraft increase the chances of snow and rain during take off and landing, according to a new study, published in the ‘Science’ journal. The finding is based on satellite [...]
Alabama tornado 2o11 Epic floods, massive wildfires, drought and the deadliest tornado season in 60 years are ravaging the United States. Scientists warn that climate change will bring even more extreme weather than we seen in the last century.
If winds continue to pick up at the same rate, hurricanes could become far more damaging by the middle of the century. The world is getting breezier, according to a new study, which found a slow but steady increase in top wind speeds across the oceans over the last 23 years.
The Ark Speaking to the world’s rising sea levels, Russia-based architectural firm Remistudio proposes this arch-shaped floating hotel as a refuge from even extreme floods. Called (quite appropriately) the Ark, the futuristic structure has the ability to exist autonomously on the surface of the water. Designed to be a bioclimatic building, the Ark incorporates several [...]
Army soldier rides through a wall of glass tubes during a ceremony at the Officers Training Academy in India Studying the way glass or other brittle objects shatter can help scientists hone their weather forecasts and predictions of future climate, a study released on Tuesday says.