Topic: weather

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

From fire to the most cutting edge communications systems, we have proven to be quite the inventive species.  Some of the largest changes in humanity are at the hands of innovation and have propelled our species forward regardless of obstacles that we've encountered. Does that...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

People all over the world, regardless of race, age, location, or culture all have one thing they can always talk about, the weather.  Our day to day world is always subject to changes in the weather.  Sometimes weather produces violent storms, catastrophic gusts of winds, or sudden...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cool trends come and go – a lot has changed in the last few decades, especially in the Arctic.
Life on this planet wouldn’t exist without the Sun. Plants, trees and flowers have thrived by harnessing this naturally occurring, renewable resource. So, how can we get in on that?

Friday, April 15, 2011

If you lowered the thermostat on your water heater by one degree this year, you could save enough energy to microwave 207 bags of popcorn or power a fish tank for 19 days. If 1000 people joined you, we could power 10 homes for 30 days or power a hospital for 4 days. More...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Japan, tsunamis are on people's minds.  How much do you know about them?  Take this brief tsunami quiz and find out: 1.  Name 4 geologic events that might cause a tsunami. 2.  Tsunamis are also called wave trains...

Friday, February 4, 2011

So you've probably seen the big black plane outside of the Virginia Aviation Museum when you're on your way to the airport. But what exactly is it? This plane is the SR-71 Blackbird and was manufactured by Lockheed under the direction of the CIA. After World War II, the United States...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, is the Winter Solstice and usually considered the first day of winter. However, meteorological winter is already here! So what’s the deal? Well, the definition of winter depends on whom you ask. A meteorologist defines winter as the three coldest months of the...

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's snowing!  Snow showers are also predicted for Thursday and a winter storm might hit us this weekend.  Remember last December?  Now for the Question of the Week: What is the percent chance of a white Christmas in Richmond (in any given year)? Answer:...

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