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Alpha to pay $27.5 million in water pollution settlement - Charleston Gazette

“The Guardian Alpha to pay $27.5 million in water pollution settlement Charleston Gazette EPA touted the deal as containing the "largest penalty in history" under the water pollution permit section of the federal water pollution law.”


Via Francine Rochford
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Title:  alpha to pay 27.5 million in water pollution settlement 

author: ken ward jr.

date: March 5-2014

main idea: this article is about alpha having to pay 27.5 million for the water pollution.

summary:  the EPA touted that this is the largest penatly in history.  The EPA says that alpha is require to pay 200 million to install and operate. 

3 person point of view. 

This article isn't that important to science because it's not really talking about it to me it's just saying how this pollution happen in alpha which also happens in other places which it is really  important.

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Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?

Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection? | science | Scoop.it
Global warming is causing more extreme weather. But when it comes to tornadoes, it could go either way.

Via Kathy Dowsett, Rachel Strauss
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title: Tornadoes and global warming: Is there a connection?

author: Robert Kunzig

date: may 22-13

Main Idea:  This article is about how greenhouse leads to more and more Tornadoes.

Summarize: The more the atmosphere traps gases, the more dangerous tornadoes are formed- Global warning might also suppress tornadoes-  the opposite forces of tornadoes

how aren't they assure of all this?

I think this is important for science because its just something I Would like to study in class. 

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Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:03 PM

Title: Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?

Author: Robert Kunzig

Main Idea: Global Warming could be a major factor to the development of larger storms

Summary:

1) Climate change is increasing the Earth's temperature and is decreasing our atmospheric energy

2) The change in climate has the ability to not only strengthen storms, but also make less tornadoes

3) Global Warming might also be the cause to suppressing gases, which cause more dangerous tornadoes to form

Opinion: No, it was based off of scientific theories by researchers and scientists

Question: Can Global Warming be linked to other hazardous weather occurrences?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it informs us that since Global Warming may be a key factor to the fact that we have more dangerous weather it can help us to reduce anything that causes Global Warming, like burning fossil fuels.

Source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/05/130522-tornado-climate-change-oklahoma-science-global-warming/

Martha Resavy's curator insight, July 14, 2015 3:59 PM

This article takes a look at global warming and its potential influence on the frequency/strength of tornadoes.

Logan Willits's curator insight, July 19, 2015 9:34 PM

Article discussing global warming and the changes in weather patterns and how it will affect tornadoes and their severity/commonality.

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Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify

Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify | science | Scoop.it
High-pressure systems over oceans, which largely determine the tracks of tropical cyclones and hydrological extremes in much of the northern hemisphere, are likely to intensify this century, according to a new study.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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title: Weather-making high- pressure systems predicted to intensify

author: Wenhong Li

date: October, 5 2012

Main idea:  This is about the high pressure that will intensify.

summarize:  High pressure could play an increasingly important role in shaping regional climate. The difference between ocean and land heating will fuel the intensification.

My opinion is that this might true but maybe not because I see no difference.

I have no questions.

This article is important to science because its about high pressure and that's obviously important to science. It has to do with our planet. 

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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:53 AM

Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify

 

Author: Wenhong Li

Date: Oct. 5, 2012

 

Main Idea: High pressure over seas are likely to intensify the 21st century.

 

Summary: Using climate model stimulations to predict future changes in intensification

 

Factual

 

Importance?: It goes into how high pressure will intensify and change weather conditions.

 

Duke University

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:52 PM
Weather-making high-pressure systems predicted to intensify<br> <br>Author: Wenhong Li<br>Date: Oct. 5, 2012<br> <br>Main Idea: High pressure over seas are likely to intensify the 21st century.<br> <br>Summary: Using climate model stimulations to predict future changes in intensification<br> <br>Factual<br> <br>Importance?: It goes into how high pressure will intensify and change weather conditions.<br> <br>Duke University
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:54 PM

Title: Weather-making High-pressure Systems Predicted to Intensify

Author: Wenhong Li

Main Idea: High-pressure systems over oceans are predicted to intensify this century

Summary:

1) High-pressure storms are causing systems to predict that they will intensify as a result in the increase of greenhouse gases concentrations

2) Students use climate model stimulations to predict the future changes in the intensification

3) The difference between ocean and land heating will also fuel the intensification

Opinion: Yes, because it was based off of the results of the studies that the students conducted.

Question: Is there anything that we can do to help prevent the cause?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it impacts our global climate and current weather conditions.

Source:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121005123904.htm

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How bubbles in your bath predict HURRICANES: Movement of soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones

How bubbles in your bath predict HURRICANES: Movement of soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones | science | Scoop.it
French physicists claim fluid on the surface of bubbles behaves in the same way as low-pressure systems. They used these findings to create a cyclone prediction model.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Title:  How bubbles in your bath predict hurricanes 

author: Ellie 

date:: 1-9-14

Main idea: this is about how the bubbles in our bath predict hurricane and this might help prevent  a lot of damage for when this happens. 

Summary: French physics have study that soap could help predict if a hurricane may occur.  Physics think that this will predict the intensity of hurrricanes. 

My opinion  about this selection is that I don't think bubbles could predict all this. Sure this is important to science but I don't think it's true. 

1st poin of view.

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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, March 6, 2014 8:31 PM

Title: How Bubbles in Your Bath Predict HURRICANES: Movement of Soap Suds Mimic the Beginnings of Cyclones

Author: Ellie Zolfagharifard

Date: January 9, 2014

 

Main Idea: Physicists in France have created a cyclone prediction model based on the fluid on the surface of bubbles.

 

Summary:

1. It is said that the flow of surface liquid on bubbles behave like weather systems.

2. Tested against 150 real cyclones and it was accurate for all of them.

3. The bubbles' vortices intensify to a maximum peak before entering a phase of decline like tropical storms. 

 

Opinion/POV: I'm pretty sure there's not an opinion nor POV.

 

Question: Who first thought that bubbles could predict hurricanes?

 

Is this article important to science?

I believe that this article is important to science because this could possibly be a new method of predicting hurricanes even if it is a strange way of doing so.

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2536641/How-bubbles-bath-predict-HURRICANES-Movement-soap-suds-mimic-beginnings-cyclones.html

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:03 PM

Title: How Bubbles In Your Bath Predict HURRICANES: Movement of Soap Suds Mimic the Beginnings of Cyclones

Author: Ellie Zolfagharifard

Main Idea: Scientists, or physicists, say that if we look at soap bubbles it may help meteorologists when they are predicting the weather.

Summary:

1) The membrane on our bubbles behave like our weather system

2) The bubbles' vortices intensify to a maximum peak before entering a phase of decline like tropical storms

3) Surface liquids behave the same way weather systems over Earth do

Opinion: No, it was a factual article.

Question: Why do the bubbles behave the same way as tropical storms? Who made the discovery that linked the bubbles to the storms?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it's one of many things that scientists talk about around the world 
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2536641/How-bubbles-bath-predict-HURRICANES-Movement-soap-suds-mimic-beginnings-cyclones.html

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If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns

If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns | science | Scoop.it

Droughts, high temperatures, heavy rain and floods are all sparked by the El Niño weather pattern.

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title:El Nino

author: Alex Kane

date: 2-17-14

main Idea: This article is about El Nino and what it does to us and how it effects.

summarize: - what El Nino causes- The weather conditions when El Nino comes to and when it might come back, which they say next year!

my question is what can we do so we can prepared when it comes.

I think this article is important to science because it has to do with climate. 

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Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 8:34 AM

If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns

 

Author: Alex Kane

Date: Feb. 17, 2014

 

Main Idea: Most likely in 2015, it could be disastrous because of El Nino

 

Summary: El Nino develops off the west coast of South America. It causes change in climate and warm temps

 

This article is Factual

 

Question: What if they had wrong predictions? What if El Nino happens at a different time?

 

www.alternet.org

Taylor Godbolt's comment, March 12, 2014 12:52 PM
If you think the weather is bad now, wait until El Niño returns<br> <br>Author: Alex Kane<br>Date: Feb. 17, 2014<br> <br>Main Idea: Most likely in 2015, it could be disastrous because of El Nino<br> <br>Summary: El Nino develops off the west coast of South America. It causes change in climate and warm temps<br> <br>This article is Factual<br> <br>Question: What if they had wrong predictions? What if El Nino happens at a different time?<br> <br>www.alternet.org
Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:40 PM

Title: If You Think The Weather is Bad Now, Wait Until El Nino Returns

Author: Alex Kane

Main Idea: Scientists believe that El Nino will occur in 2015

Summary:

1) Researchers say that there is a 75% chance that El Nino could happen later this year

2) El Nino develops off of the West coast of South America, and it causes change in climate and warm temperatures

3) If the prediction is correct then we could possibly see a new global temperature record in the year 2015

Opinion: Yes, the article was based off of opinions

Question: Is this a global problem?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because El Nino affects temperature and can do serious damage to our weather.

Source: http://www.alternet.org/environment/el-nino-predicted-2015