August 1, 2017

If one were to attempt to analyze the private weather industry 50 years ago, they would find little to nothing. Weather was an entity mainly controlled by the military and the government, simply because they were the only ones with the technology and capability to forecast. Today, with the advancements in technology, there is a large private weather industry with a plethora of companies providing a variety of weather services. Companies range from media groups such as Accuweather and the Weather Channel to private consulting companies providing specialized forecasts.  In order to better grasp where the industry is headed, it is important to understand the current landscape of the industry and the trends within it...

July 13, 2016

With the flash of colors long-faded from this past weekend’s sky, the 4th of July fireworks spectaculars across the country may have already escaped the minds of many.  But what they have yet to escape is the air, soil, waterways, and living environment surrounding these colorful explosions.  It is here that red, white, and blue translates into a deadly brew of lithium, aluminum, and copper compounds.  All of which can easily bioaccumulate, increase cancer risks, and cause a host of health problems such as contact dermitis, SIDS, and lung irritation.  The chemicals and heavy metals used in fireworks can remain airborne at very high concentrations for days following their combustion.  Dr. Richard Wilkin of the Env...

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