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How Meteorologists Predict the Weather

Photo: Marcin Kargol Picture a group of friends stargazing in a meadow late at night. Gathering clouds obscure the constellations. Then drops of rain chase the comrades off the grass. They jump to the safety of their cars as lighting strikes the ground. Seconds later, thunder reaches their ears. It turned out to be a …

10 Incredible Snapshots of Lightning Striking Power Stations

Image: Anthony James Measuring up: A massive lightning bolt strikes close to the twin chimneys of Torrens Island Power Station, near Adelaide, Australia. An eerie humming sound can be heard emanating from the power station. Maybe the photographer is so engrossed in his work that he doesn’t notice the sky darkening and the thunderstorm brewing. …

Las Nieves: The Spanish Campground Struck By a Devastating Flood

Image: Nacho Labrador The old swimming pool Just before 7pm, on August 7, 1996, everything seemed normal at the Las Nieves campground in Biescas, a village in the Spanish Pyrenees. Campers were huddled in their tents and caravans waiting for the summer storm to subside. Yet, within ten minutes, all hell had broken loose. The …

The Alarming Impact of Climate Change on Switzerland’s Matterhorn

Photo: Juan Rubiano The Matterhorn, one of the most iconic of the Alpine mountains, is reportedly beginning to melt like an ice cream cone thanks to the effects of climate change. The Swiss peak, whose appearance delights tourists and locals alike, is being eroded due to melting ice water from the glaciers at its summit. …

The Positive Effects of Global Warming on Greenland

Photo: Christine Zenino on Flickr Greenland, the world’s largest island, is one big ice sheet surrounded by a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast. Its 57,695 residents are a hardy bunch. They have to be; Greenland is a harsh place in which to live. But global warming is changing the world, and there may be a …