Global warming came to an abrupt end this summer The average June-August 2009 summer temperature for the contiguous United States was below average – the 34th coolest on record, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. August was also below the long-term average. The analysis is based on […]
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Mother Nature can be both deadly and beautiful at the same time. Nothing illustrates this better than a lightning storm. (Pics)
Ahh i’m sorry scientists at least this year you cant play around with the $10 million you received This has been an unusually mild year in Tornado Alley, which is good news, of course, for the people who live here, but a little frustrating to scientists who planned to chase twisters as part of a […]
Floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina fill the streets of New Orleans Aug. 30, 2005. Good news, folks. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has turned his attention to controlling the weather. Five U.S. Patent and Trade Office patent applications, made public on July 9, propose slowing hurricanes by pumping cold, deep-ocean water in their paths from barges. If […]
It’s raining tadpoles! Meteorologists in Japan say the rainy season has just started in Tokyo, but residents in a small coastal town have reported a different phenomenon – tadpoles dropping out of the sky.
As the closest planet to the sun, Mercury is scorching hot, with daytime temperatures of more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 450 degrees Celsius). It is also the smallest rocky planet, so its gravity is weak, only about 38 percent of Earth’s.
Ladybug Most photographers do not feel comfortable in taking photographs in bad weather. Yet bad weather sometimes presents the perfect opportunity to get most out of our skills. In particular, in the beginning of autumn rain can provide the perfect opportunity to capture wonderful photos. (Pics)
Surfs up dude A huge wave crashed into the New York City region 2,300 years ago, dumping sediment and shells across Long Island and New Jersey and casting wood debris far up the Hudson River. The scenario, proposed by scientists, is undergoing further examination to verify radiocarbon dates and to rule out other causes of […]
The big global temperature picture. In a world first, we apply technical analysis to the climate. Could another large human institution dependent on complex models be headed for its ‘Lehman Bros’ moment?
Tornado For most people, tornadoes are something to flee. But next month a small army of scientists will be doing just the opposite, crisscrossing the nation’s middle in search of twisters. (Pics)