With the presidential election coming next month, students (and registered voters) may benefit from learning more about how to vote. Maps101 has created an infographic that answers this question. . . .
Starting at sundown on Tuesday, October 11, Jewish people around the world will observe Yom Kippur. It is Judaism’s most sacred holiday. . . .
When someone mentions pollution, you might think about smokestacks releasing dark smoke, beaches coated with black oil, or streets covered with old food wrappers. It is true that these are all examples of pollution, but some pollution is caused by objects that are so small that we can have a hard time seeing them without a microscope. . . .
A recent report from oceana.org shines a critical light on the seafood industry. According to their study, much of the fish for sale to consumers or available in restaurants is mislabeled. In other words, people are getting the wrong kind of fish. Often, the advertised fish is a more expensive type, although investigators do not go so far as to claim the mislabeling is deliberate deception. . . .
Last week, Hurricane Hermine roared up from the Gulf of Mexico to dump rain on Florida’s west coast and panhandle. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) noticed the first signs of a storm on August 13 off of the coast of West Africa. By August 30th, the NHC had issued storm warnings for the Gulf of Mexico. Governor Rick Scott declared states of emergency for 51 Florida counties, in advance of the hurricane’s landfall, to ensure federal response as soon as possible if there was severe damage.
Living near the mouth of the Mississippi River has challenges. The land is quite low in the delta, and flooding from heavy rains poses potential disaster. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, faced such a disaster with serious flooding this summer. The devastation is still affecting the region…
Many people throughout the world have little to no access to clean drinking water. The United Nations (UN) predicts that by 2025, 2.4 billion people will live in areas where there is severe water scarcity. An estimated 700 million people may be forced to leave their homes in search of fresh drinking water….
The Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are in full-swing after week one. Let’s take a look at the many highlights thus far…
Back on August 15, 1969, an iconic pop cultural event began. The event—the Woodstock Music & Art Fair—helped define the Sixties era. The Sixties was a decade well known for the Vietnam War, political protest, peace and love, and a youth culture of hippies with a new, louder voice….
Logging is one of the most dangerous jobs you can do. Knocking over big heavy things using sharp running power tools on slippery slopes and dragging them to somewhere else using heavy equipment—what could go wrong?…