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Foam Storms or Somebody Spilled Their Beer

May 6, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_4947" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Foam Storm in Cape Town, August 2008"][/caption] — Whoa! Somebody spilled their beer. — Huh!? Whaddya mean? — Dude, look at the foam everywhere ... on the streets, under the cars, chasing the kids. Serious foam. — Ah..um..that would be Neptune, I suppose. — Neptune!? — Yeah. He gets drunk sometimes, whips up a storm, spills his beer and sends foam all ...

South Carolina Wildfires Hit Myrtle Beach, Get Out of Control

April 23, 2009 / 2 Comments

Because of low humidity and high winds forecasts, wildfires on the coastal region of South Carolina have gotten out of control on Thursday and headed for Myrtle Beach (and the state's biggest tourist destinations) where they destroyed 40 homes and forced more than 2,500 people to evacuate. [caption id="attachment_4792" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Smoke Caused by Myrtle Beach Fires"][/caption] The governor declared a state ...

Mena, Arkansas: Tornado Kills Three

April 10, 2009 / 2 Comments

A tornado that just hit the western Arkansas city of Mena, on Thursday night, caused three deaths, injured 22 and serious damage to more than 100 homes (some of which where there since the Civil War). After being hit "like a bomb" at around 8.10 in the morning with 100-year-old trees being uprooted from the ground, a curfew is now in ...

Understanding the Danger: What Causes Typhoons?

January 23, 2009 / No Comments

In 2006 the world saw a major hurricane that caused arguable the greatest damage to human wealth in the history of mankind. United States bore the brunt of anger and venom unleashed by Hurricane Katrina and while people who have been struck by the tragedy are still recovering from it, rest of the world is seriously starting to ponder about ...

The Beauty of Ice Storms

January 17, 2009 / 7 Comments

Back in the '70s (yeah, I am an old goat) there was a tornado that went through Cincinnati, where I was living at the time. I was listening to the warnings on the radio as I drove a delivery truck for a flower store. I happened to look in the rear view mirror and saw a giant twister. Thankfully, it ...

Long March Series – China Second, Third Guesses Mother Nature

December 29, 2008 / 1 Comment

China is second guessing, third guessing Mother Nature. The Middle Kingdom launched its third geostationary meteorological satellite - the Fengyun-2-06 as part of its Long March Series. The satellite weighs in at 1,390kg and was developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology in cahoots with the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. The 2-06 is the third in the series and ...

10 Amazing Halo Images that Gamemakers Like Halo 3 Can’t Compete with

December 16, 2008 / No Comments

The halos we think are magnificent are not the kind that comes in a box - think Halo 3 - but the ring of light that can be seen encircling and extending outwards from the sun or moon. The halo is created ( I love this word) when the sun or moonlight is refracted when passing through ice crystals. There ...

Hurricane Science for Safety Forum

December 4, 2008 / No Comments

Unusual Collection of Interests to Discuss Land Use and Environmental Issues at This Week's Hurricane Science for Safety Forum. Attendees of this week's Hurricane Science for Safety Forum in Orlando, FL, will see what happens when you get environmentalists, free market thinkers, and insurance interests together to discuss vital issues like protecting sensitive wetlands, minimizing the ...

When Mother Nature Gets Really Mad

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

If the Earth had a personality of its own, if Mother Nature were a real entity ... we would be able to see the results of when she gets mad. Really really mad! The Dasongshu Village of Xishelu Township in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province was cut in half by a landslide. From the pics I can ...

Southern Australia’s Astonishing Drought

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

We are all aware by now of the effects of global warming which is soon to cause a major hazard to the earth. Unless and until we make efforts to stop or reduce greenhouse emissions we are to witness a complete shift in the ecological balance. According to David Jones the head of climate analysis at the Bureau of Meteorology the ...