Topic: climate

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Increasing global temperatures, glacial melt and rising sea levels are a few of the more well-known issues regarding climate change.  Considering that ultimately it's all connected, other things will be impacted by the big changes, like the wind. So, how's our wind doing?...

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

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?

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...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Last week, the Richmond area received about five inches of rain, which helped to reduce the rainfall deficit in our area for the year. For the record, though, we’re still short by 4.9 inches of rainfall for the year. During the weekend before remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole drenched...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

By Ben Remo Science Museum of Virginia intern   Residents of the east coast may have noticed an increase in heat lately. This increase has led to scorching temperatures of over 100 degrees. Most might be asking, how can this possibly happen? Why should we be subjected to such a...

Monday, August 10, 2009

A picture (or 5) really is worth a thousand words. Wish everyone could have seen the look on our faces when Dr. Maurakis (Gene) told us about the cautionary tales of those "brain eating amoeba" - Naegleria fowleri - that inhabit low level waters at temps of approx 78...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

SMV is conducting a multi-year study of fishes and invertebrates. Yes, we’re collecting, identifying, and counting critters! But we’re also looking at the physical environment: water temperature, current, pH... all sorts of other factors that determine what critters live where. OK...
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