Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:04am

Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, volcanic eruptions and tornadoes are constant threats to society. While they have always happened, humans are now on the scene. Human lives and property are constantly threatened. Such risks are further amplified along coastlines, fault lines, volcanic regions, or flood zones. 

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:59am

This morning I woke up with something on my mind so I often write in the quiet hours before the family awakens. Recently, a television meteorologist named Jeremy Kappell lost his job for allegedly uttering a racial slur. Was this a slip of the tongue or a deliberate racial prank involving one of the nation's most important and historic figures, Dr. Martin Luther King?

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:51am

I am sure the headline caused a few "eye rolls," but I encourage you to keep reading with objectivity not bias. The strangest things inspire me to write about weather, climate and other science topics in this space. 

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:58pm

I am sure the headline caused a few "eye rolls," but I encourage you to keep reading with objectivity not bias. The strangest things inspire me to write about weather, climate and other science topics in this space. This article was inspired by something that billionaire Marc Cuban wrote in a blog called, "Why I Don't Wear A Suit and Can't Figure Out Why Anyone Does!"

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:52am

After devoting countless hours toward her thesis project, masters student Emily Pauline was prepared to graduate at the May 10 commencement ceremony.

But the likelihood of this happening is “shrinking by the day,” she said. Due to the longest government shutdown in history, reaching day 33 as of press time, graduating this semester may not be an option for Pauline as she may have to extend her research to the summer.

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 4:33pm

Renewable energy has become a viable part of the energy portfolio of many modern delivery services. Options for renewable energy now include solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass, and geothermal. The concept of solar energy is familiar to many people in the public, yet many people still cannot afford to or have the capacity to install solar energy capturing technologies on their homes. 

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:46pm

The sophomoric government shutdown offers the American public an illusion. Sadly, many people are tweeting or uttering statements like "there is no impact of the shutdown" or "so what?" This is because many federal workers are working without pay so that you don't notice anything. They are still helping land planes, provide weather forecasts, service certain payouts, monitor the oceans for tsunamis, or protect the homeland. 

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 3:31pm

The National Hockey League team in Tampa Bay is called the Lightning for good reason. Central Florida has long been the lightning capital of the United States, and 2018 was no different (sort of). Vaisala recently issued its Annual Lightning Report, and not surprisingly, Florida had the highest mean cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning flashes per square mile followed by Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 2:41pm

This week a government shutdown continues to hamper lives of civil servants and the American public. According to Time magazine, the cost of the shutdown is likely to exceed the $5 billion been sought for a border wall.