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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 […]

Scientists Seek Clues to Climate Change in Broken Glass

December 28th, 2010 at 9:46 am » Comments (0)

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.  

Biting Cold Winters Driven by Global Warming

December 25th, 2010 at 6:11 pm » Comments (0)

Sports fishermen try their luck despite freezing temperatures at Slovakia’s dam Liptovska Mara on December 5. Counter-intuitive but true, say scientists: a string of freezing European winters scattered over the last decade has been driven in large part by global warming.  

Japanese Company Claims Submarines Can Weaken the Impact of Typhoons

October 1st, 2010 at 10:11 am » Comments (0)

Can submarines be used to stop typhoons? We usually accept it as a given that we can’t change the weather. When it comes to extreme situations like hurricanes or earthquakes, such disasters are labeled “acts of god” because we generally feel helpless to in the face of nature’s wrath. But recently an ambitious Japanese manufacturing […]

China’s Three Gorges Dam Facing ‘Grim Situation’ as Flood Season Approaches

May 24th, 2010 at 8:07 am » Comments (0)

Three Gorges Dam The Ministry of Land and Resources has called for increased efforts to prevent and control potential hazards, such as landslides, in the Three Gorges Dam area as the flood season approaches.   The dam area is currently facing a “grim situation” in trying to prevent and control the potential dangers, Wang Min, vice-minister […]

Chavez Says US ‘HAARP Weapon’ Caused Haiti Quake

January 27th, 2010 at 8:55 am » Comments (0)

Did HAARP cause the damage? Hugo says so. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Wednesday accused the United States of causing the destruction in Haiti by testing a ‘tectonic weapon’ to induce the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country last week. President Chavez said the US was “playing God” by testing devices capable of creating eco-type catastrophes, […]

United Nations Science Panel Incorrectly Linked Global Warming To Increase In Natural Disasters

January 25th, 2010 at 9:28 am » Comments (0)

The United Nations’ climate science panel is facing further embarrassment after claims it incorrectly linked global warming to a rise in natural disasters.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claimed in 2007 that the world had “suffered rapidly rising costs due to extreme weather related events since the 1970s”, suggesting that part of the increase […]

Florida’s Unusual Cold Snap Deadly for Tropical Wildlife

January 10th, 2010 at 12:09 pm » Comments (0)

When temperatures drop below about 60 F, tropical wildlife become less able to move around. Below about 40 F, they become completely immobile due to a lack of blood flow. Iguanas dropping from trees, manatees huddling around waters warmed by power plants and marine turtles being whisked away to shelters — Florida’s unusual cold snap is a […]

Moscow Mayor Promises a Winter Without Snow

October 21st, 2009 at 7:30 am » Comments (0)

Snow, snow, go away… Pigs still can’t fly, but this winter, the mayor of Moscow promises to keep it from snowing. For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their […]

Self-Educated Malawi Boy Builds Windmills From Junk

October 8th, 2009 at 7:46 am » Comments (0)

Windmills have opened many doors for William! William Kamkwamba, a teenage boy in Malawi, saw a photo of a windmill in a textbook at the library and decided that if he could build one it would be useful to his village. Mr Kamkwamba, who is now 22 years old, knocked together a turbine from spare […]

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