When do the seasons start and end?

Did you know that seasons are not the same for everyone? Have you ever heard of the six-season calendar?

Yes, the dates of when spring, summer, fall/autumn, and winter begin and end depend on anyone's perspective and nationality.

It is fair to recognize, though, that each season has its specific weather pattern, average air temperature, and length of daylight; nature also changes accordingly.

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What is a hurricane?

A hurricane is a tropical-rotating storm with winds that consistently blow at 74 miles per hour (119 kilometers per hour) or more.

The hurricane season begins when the ocean's temperatures are high. Warm, moist air rises from ocean's surface to create a small rain storm.

As cool rain falls from the storm, heat rises into the air creating an upward current that pulls more moist air into the clouds. As a result, a bigger thunderstorm is formed.

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Oceana sues US Government over failure to protect species from drift nets

One of the largest international ocean conservation organizations is suing the Trump administration for going against the will of its fishery advisors.

Oceana, established in 2011 by a group of foundations, states that Donald Trump's administration has withdrawn protections that would have saved sea turtles, whales and other marine life from horrifying deaths.

"These animals are drowning in drift gillnets meant to catch swordfish off the California coast," notes the nonprofit organization.

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