View of Earth from the moon

Moon Struck by Three Tons of Space Junk

March 10, 2022

A Chinese rocket launched a decade ago hit the Moon, causing a crater. The rocket had long since broken up into countless piece of debris, striking at 5,800 mph. Naturally formed craters tell another tale. […]

Oil prices rising and oil rigs in background

As Russia Invades Ukraine, Oil Prices Soar

March 2, 2022

Crude oil topped $100 a barrel amidst Russia’s Ukraine invasion. The surge in price stood out in stock markets, Thursday, even as global markets plunged. Oil remains a major fossil fuel used worldwide. […]

Dead sunflowers during a drought

Southwest Drought Worst in 1,200 Years

February 24, 2022

A drought in the United States hasn’t been rivaled since at least 800 C.E. The Southwest has suffered an exceptional dry period during the last 20 years, with an especially brutal summer in 2021. Drought comes in many deadly forms. […]

Harbor Seal in the water

Harbor Seal Makes Home on Hudson River Near Saugerties

January 14, 2022

A young harbor seal said “No thanks” to life in the ocean, opting for the Hudson River. Officials believe he was abandoned as a pup before making the unprecedented move of living life inland. Seals are carnivorous marine mammals. […]

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