Tag: Education

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

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

Volcanoes- Earth’s Most Iconic Natural Disasters

Of all the natural disasters, the flowing lava of a volcano stands as the most iconic. Every year, millions of people travel to volcanic tourist sites so they can gaze upon one of the most exciting and powerful natural events on Earth. While they offer breathtaking sites, they also are packed with the capacity to Read More

Mosquitoes- Why They Bite Some People More Than Others

I recently went on a trip to the Dominican Republic. While there, I acquired more than 30 mosquito bites while my husband had a total of two. What makes it more unfair is that I constantly sprayed myself with mosquito repellent and my husband adamantly refused to use any. As it turns out, I am Read More

Ozone Layer- Past and Present

The ozone layer is located about 9.3-18.6 miles above the Earth’s surface and serves as a barrier that absorbs the majority of the ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. By absorbing the damaging ultraviolet rays, the ozone layer prevents them from reaching Earth and protects us from the dangerous consequences of ultraviolet exposure. Ultraviolet rays Read More