Weather refers to the state of the atmosphere in a given area. This directly affects people and the environment. Understanding weather is important to our ability to prepare for potentially harmful situations, as well as practicing responsible actions for protecting and sustaining our environment.
Paul A. Dirmeyer
Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies
Floods and droughts are among the most dangerous and costly of all natural disasters. According to statistics from the United Nations , during 1970-2005 over 30% of natural disasters were floods and nearly 15% were droughts or drought-related (wild fires and extreme… Read More +
Here, we present our latest Best of Syndication post. From the past few weeks, we highlight our favorite news items such as satellite imagery of a large wildfire in Siberia and some truly amazing images of Earth during the solstices and equinoxes.
Also included are items covering one of the largest… Read More +