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Hurricanes Explained:  How and where they form, and their anatomy

Hurricanes Explained: How and where they form, and their anatomy

Relatively Interesting August 30, 2016 0

Hurricanes are one of the most powerful forces on Earth.  These natural disasters have the potential to devastate entire coastal landscapes, putting the lives of millions at risk.  In the summer of 2005, Hurricane

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10 Climate Change Myths Debunked

10 Climate Change Myths Debunked

Relatively Interesting May 12, 2016 1

Nothing stirs up debate more than the issue of climate change. There are three schools of thought on this matter: 1) “It’s happening, and we better do something about it ASAP.” 2) “It’s not

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What’s the true cost of fracking?

What’s the true cost of fracking?

Relatively Interesting May 10, 2016 1

Fracking is short of “high volume hydraulic fracturing”.  It’s a relatively new form of energy extraction/creation, yet there are hidden costs to the economy, environment, and human health.  The fracking process involves drilling a vertical

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Visualizing how an impact crater forms

Visualizing how an impact crater forms

Relatively Interesting April 29, 2016 0

Watch this slow motion video of a rock crashing into water.  Take a minute to think what that might look like if you scaled up the size of the rock and the body of

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Nuclear energy needs to be part of the climate change solution.

Nuclear energy needs to be part of the climate change solution.

Relatively Interesting February 23, 2016 1

Since the dawn of the atomic era – and the devastating potential of atomic bombs in the wrong hands – nuclear energy has had a reputation for being the boogeyman of humanity’s energy options.

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How ocean pollution affects humans

How ocean pollution affects humans

Relatively Interesting November 13, 2015 0

Oceans are fundamental to the health of our plant – arguably the very lifeblood of Earth’s ecosystem.  We take the value of our oceans for granted.  70% of the oxygen we breath is produced

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What were the world’s deadliest storms?

What were the world’s deadliest storms?

Relatively Interesting October 26, 2015 0

With the recent passing of Hurricane Patricia – the most powerful hurricane ever recorded – one can’t help think of previous deadly storms.  Thankfully, Patricia weakened quickly when it made landfall which minimized causalities

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50 Fascinating Facts About the Ocean

50 Fascinating Facts About the Ocean

Relatively Interesting September 3, 2015 0

The world’s oceans have always been a place of wonder and mystery.  Covering nearly three quarters of our planet, it’s a daunting task to expose all its secrets.  In fact, only 5% of the

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El Nino, La Nina, and Chris Farley

El Nino, La Nina, and Chris Farley

Relatively Interesting August 18, 2015 0

Every three to seven years, variations in tropical winds and pressure shift warm ocean water east to the South American coast causing an El Nino event.  2015 is one of those years, and it’s

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So much sand, so many uses

So much sand, so many uses

Relatively Interesting July 24, 2015 0

Who knew sand could be so interesting? Typically, we tend to only care or think about sand when it’s beneath our feet as we’re relaxing on the beach soaking in the Sun’s rays. But, sand’s

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