Interesting story in Time today about the Dead Sea. Apparently, it is losing 3 vertical feet of water each year, exposing 65 ft of seabed along the shore! The usual culprit? Less than 2% of freshwater from the Jordan River makes it into the Dead Sea compared to the amount just a few decades ago.
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 Shannon Maylath and Hanifah Paul Hawaii is home to some of the world’s most active and largest volcanoes. The volcanoes that make up the Hawaiian islands are a chain of shield volcanoes that have formed over a hot spot in the pacific ocean, starting around 70 million years ago. The islands have progressed […]