Category: General

Flash Floods- The Cause of Most Weather-Related Deaths

Flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the world because of their immense power, speed, and unpredictability. In the United States, the amount of deaths caused by floods largely exceeds those killed by tornadoes, hurricanes, and lightning combined. Furthermore, the amount of deaths and injuries caused by these natural disasters increases Read More

Yellowstone Supervolcano

Yellowstone National Park is known for its iconic geysers and landscape. The park boasts the largest collection of hydrothermal features on Earth. However, this phenomenon is caused by a five-mile-deep caldera, or reservoir, filled with hot magma that lurks beneath the park. The geothermal activity in Yellowstone is so immense that it is classified as Read More

Polar Bears and Climate Change

Global warming is causing an overall decrease in sea ice distribution and structure. Arctic ecosystems and populations are exhibiting large-scale fluctuations in comparison to the naturally observed climate cycles. Large alterations of habitats cause shifts in trophic interactions, which can eventually lead to extinction. Populations of polar bears and other pagophilic species have been negatively Read More

Coral Bleaching- What Causes it and How Do We Solve It?

Among the world’s greatest wonders are the ocean’s reefs. Blooming with vivid colors, thousands of people explore these underwater attractions each year. However, the reefs are being attacked by our dependence on products that emit pollutants and other harmful chemicals. These chemicals have created a hole in the ozone layer and heavily contribute to global Read More

Geysers

One of the most magnificent spots in all of North America is Yellowstone Park. Every year, millions of people go to Yellowstone to take delight in the freshest air on earth. The free-roaming elk, bison, and other wildlife are enchanting, but it’s the concentrated assortment of geysers that make Yellowstone so distinctive and surreal. Geysers Read More

Midnight Sun- The Sunlight of the Arctic

This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to travel to Alaska. Among the many wonders there, the midnight sun filled me with awe. Contrary to popular belief, the midnight sun is not a high-noon sun. Rather, it is a prolonged sunset that paints the heavens in reds, pinks, and oranges. Northernmost areas, much like Alaska, Read More