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Map: How much snow does it typically take to cancel school in the U.S.?

February 3rd, 2014 at 2:16 pm » Comments Off

A map was created by Redditor atrubetskoy that shows how much snow, on average, it takes to cancel school across the United States. Atrubetskoy also shared a few helpful facts about the map’s limitations and inaccuracies on reddit:  



Can electric cars handle Canadian winters?

October 14th, 2013 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

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.    



CIA investigates geoengineering to fix climate

July 20th, 2013 at 8:40 am » Comments Off

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.    



Hurricane Sandy deals blow to medical research, wiping out NYU lab mice

November 1st, 2012 at 9:05 am » Comments Off

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.   […]



2012 drought reaches proportions not seen since the ‘Dust Bowl’ era

July 16th, 2012 at 1:10 pm » Comments (0)

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 […]



Futuristic tornado-proof house

September 19th, 2011 at 12:04 pm » Comments (0)

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)  



Airplanes can alter weather increasing chances of rain and snow: Study

July 2nd, 2011 at 8:53 am » Comments (0)

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 […]



Extreme weather ravaging U.S. could worsen, warn experts

June 29th, 2011 at 10:48 am » Comments (0)

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.     



The World is Getting Windier and the Waves Higher

March 27th, 2011 at 8:28 am » Comments (0)

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’ – A Floating Hotel Designed to Withstand Even the Most Extreme Floods

January 2nd, 2011 at 9:58 am » Comments (0)

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 […]



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