A powerful surge of atmospheric energy is blasting through the drought-causing ridge on the west coast. When it crosses the mountains and meets the boundary of the polar vortex and warm, humid air from the Gulf of Mexico, a potent storm could form.
Archives for February 2014
Enterovirus-68, a polio-like virus paralyzing kids in California has been around longer than you think; researchers recommended global monitoring years ago.
A number of earthquakes along usually-calm ocean ridges – including a cluster in the northern Indian Ocean marked a quiet week, seismically speaking.
If the earth were perfectly round, and of uniform material, the weather would be the same everywhere at a given latitude. Mountains, water, and asphalt make a lot of difference.
There’s a connection between the U.S. and gangs in Jamaica – what can the Caribbean tourist hotspot do to avoid the reputation of a Gangster’s Paradise?
Ancient rocks tell complex stories. Analysis of some of the oldest rocks on the planet shows that the earth developed solid rock earlier than previously thought.
After a brief retreat that allowed for a few days of warm weather over the eastern United States, the polar vortex is pressing southward once again and the frigid temperatures return to the midwest and northeast, with an added incursion into the deep south.
More than 200 years after the New Madrid earthquakes, research suggests that the area is still at risk. What caused the tremors in an apparently stable area?
New research shows that there’s a cheaper, easier way to reduce prescription drug abuse; involving school and parents in a prevention program helps kids.
The long and short waves that propagate along the jet stream are the cause of most mid-latitude weather. That includes this winter’s extreme weather events.