Guest blog by Madeline Bryant and Erin Knox La Palma is the fifth largest island off of the Canary Island Chain located of the Northwest Coast of Africa. La Palma is a volcanic ocean island with an inactive shield volcano that stands seven kilometers high on its north end. In the southern part of the […]
Guest Blog by Luke Wilson, Jasmine Woods, and Jaqueline Stogner The recent drought and influx of people in SC has caused the state-owned utility company, Santee Cooper, to propose the construction of two 660-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Florence County in order to keep up with SC’s growing electricity demand. Coal burning plants emit carbon […]
Guest blog by Brian Smart and Katharine Callaway The 330,000 plus residents of Charleston County use approximately 114 million gallons of water per day (Mgal/d) only about 12 percent of which is from ground water sources. The other 101 million gallons come from surface water sources, mainly the Edisto River and Bushy Park Reservoir. This […]
A documentary on PBS shows in details how the rising water levels as a result of climate change will affect regions around the world that live close to the coasts. Check it out.
Guest blog by Ryan Riols and Jacqueline Casteel Yellowstone National Park, located in the western United States is considered a super volcano. So what exactly is a super volcano? According to R.S.J Sparks, A super eruption is a scaled up version of a typical volcanic outburst. Each is caused by a rising and growing chamber […]