Climatology & Meteorology
How Are Planes Protected From Lightning Strikes?
Every commercial aircraft is struck by lightning about once per year on average, but they have a number of features designed to keep passengers safe, including lightning diverters, metal bars, advanced composite films, and expanded metals.
Volcanoes and Climate
Volcanoes can affect climate and climate can affect a volcano, though these two events do not necessarily occur in equal amounts. By far, the most common phenomena, revolves around a very large volcano emitting tons of debris and chemicals into the atmosphere.
Hurricane Harvey: 6 Astounding Details & Facts About America's Most Devastating Natural Disaster
Seeing the Hurricane Harvey path, one can understand how it became our nation's costliest natural disaster. Hurricane Harvey's damage affected more than a dozen states and cost nearly $200 billion. The devastating results of 2018's Hurricane Michael in Florida may well exceed Harvey's record.
The 5 Deadliest US Tornadoes of the 2000's & 2010's
The five deadliest and most destructive US tornadoes of the 2000's and 2010's. The aftermath of the worst twisters in the United States. Tornado rankings, deaths, cost, and where they happened.
15 Worst Man-Made Environmental Disasters in American History
This article suggests the biggest man-made environmental disasters in the history of the United States. These disasters may not have killed people, but they severely damaged the ecosystem and will cost millions, if not billions, of dollars to clean up.
The Water Cycle and The Three Different Types of Rainfall and Precipitation
A detailed guide explaining everything you need to know about the water cycle, processes and the different types of rainfall all explained with beautiful diagrams.
Go Green: Root Causes of Climate Change and Toxic Waste Problems
Real Green solutions come from deep thinking about the causes of problems we created over centuries. Natural crises have deep roots in human actions.
Cloud Types (With Pictures) - A Visual Guide to Clouds
A handy guide for identifying various types of clouds including information on what makes clouds look different, which are responsible for storms, and how some clouds can help in predicting weather.
What Is the Difference Between the Northern Lights & Southern Lights?
A look at the difference between the Northern Lights and the Southern Lights. Plus what makes the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis so spectacular.
The Benefits of Natural Disasters: Floods, Volcanoes, and Hurricanes
Natural disasters aren't always disastrous. There are benefits to having a flood, hurricane, and volcanic eruption. Most of these benefits will not take effect immediately. This hub inspects three popular natural disasters, their disadvantages, and their benefits.
The 5 Most Destructive Natural Disasters of the Past 10 Years
What were the most destructive natural disasters in the history of our planet? Earth has weathered many hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Are humans responsible for some of these disasters?
The 9 Costliest, Deadliest, and Most Intense Hurricanes in Atlantic History
From June to November, hurricanes pose a potential risk to the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. The worst hurricanes in history have caused devastating loss of life and property.
The 4 Major Environmental Issues and Concerns of the EPA
Ranging from vehicle emissions to groundwater contamination, there are countless threats currently facing our planet's health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated four major categories into which most of these issues can be classified.
Earth's Temperature: a Brief History of Recent Changes
Instead of irregularities in Earth's orbit, temperature changes are now caused by changes in atmospheric greenhouse gasses released by human activity, primarily the burning of fossil fuels.