Month: February 2011

Environment

Threats of Solar Storms

On February 24, 2011 a solar storm reached the earth and caused disruptions to satellites and electronic systems across some areas on the Northern Hemisphere.  It lasted for about 90 minutes and was considered as the strongest solar flare that has grazed the earth for the last four years. Solar flares pose threat to earth’s […]

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Natural Disasters Top News

Update: New Zealand Earthquake

With around 200 people still missing, the death toll in the New Zealand earthquake has now reached 146. It has been a very difficult time for all the families of the victims as they wait for the recovery and release of the bodies beneath the rubble. Everybody has high hopes that there are still alive […]

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Environment

Why Do We See Rainbows?

A rainbow is a colorful arc shaped band of light in the sky caused by the refraction and reflection of the rays of the sun which usually appears visible during or after precipitation in the form of rain, etc. It happens when the sun’s rays illuminate the droplets of moisture in air. After a rainy […]

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Travel

Venice Tour

Scenic places are scattered around the world and every country has a lot of things to offer when it comes to tourism. Venice is just one of the most scenic, promising and well-visited tourist spot in the world. One of the businesses that have been doing well in Venice is its tourism because of its […]

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Environment

Interesting Facts: Air Pollution

Air pollution is the presence of the unwanted substances in the air such us the sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide, aerosols and other different dust elements. Its negative impact to the environment can pose a threat to humans, animals, and vegetation. Industrialization has contributed much to the air pollution. Smoke coming […]

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Natural Disasters Top News

Devastating Christchurch Quake

A day after a powerful earthquake rattled Christchurch, the rescue teams continue searching for people trapped beneath the piles of rubble of collapsed buildings. More than 75 people were killed with hundreds still missing.  A state of emergency was declared today by the country’s Prime Minister John Key. This will provide civil defence authorities more […]

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Environment

Glacier Breaks Due to Earthquake

It has been a memorable experience for those people who were on the Tasman Lake when  the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011. While watching glaciers on their boats, they also witnessed tsunamis of up to 3.5 meters high and ice calved off the glacier.  One of the popular activities among tourists […]

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Natural Disasters

Pacific Ring of Fire

Most of the earthquakes happen in countries that sit in the area called the “”Pacific Ring of Fire”. This is due to the drifting and collision of the earth’s crust called crustal plate.  It may also be the result of movements of the tectonic plates. More than 75% of the volcanoes in the world, both […]

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