The tree leaves the gargoyle and sunshine on the dry land until the El Nino phenomenon.
Earth Science

What Is El Niño and Why Does It Matter?

May 11, 2023

Extreme weather events can cause effects thousands of miles away. Earthquakes that cause tsunamis have devastating consequences far from their points of origin. What does El Niño do to the Earth? […]

Tropical Cyclone
Earth Science

What Is a Tropical Cyclone?

April 21, 2023

Tropical cyclones are weather events born in the tropic areas of Earth. They encompass other events like hurricanes and typhoons and constitute a major component of extreme weather. What defines a tropical cyclone? […]

Aurora Borealis in Tromso, Norway in front of the Norwegian fjord, winter season.
Earth Science

Why Does Aurora Borealis Occur?

April 6, 2023

The northern lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomena on Earth. Some are lucky enough to have seen them in person. How do the northern lights happen? […]

Image of melting Earth to showcase global warming.
Earth Science

The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

April 5, 2023

While the greenhouse effect is essential for survival of life on Earth, too much global warming can cause major changes. Annual measurements of temperature suggest about half a degree increase in last 50 years. […]

word cloud on extinction concept
Earth Science

What Can Cause a Mass Extinction?

April 5, 2023

The number of plant and animal species has dwindled over the years. As the fossil record shows, there have been many instances of mass extinction. […]

dictionary definition of the word equilibrium
Earth Science

What Is the Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium?

April 4, 2023

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection led to heated research into the study of evolution. While some believed in gradual, slower transitions of species, others were in the favor of abrupt and sudden changes. […]

word cloud on natural selection
Earth Science

What Does Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection State?

April 4, 2023

Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection describes the proc`ess of evolution. Fearing vehement resistance, he chose to present his observations and findings in the book ‘The Origin of Species’ years after he postulated his theory. […]

Diagram showing how acid rain forms due to harmful emissions from industries.
Earth Science

Acid Rain: A Global Environmental Problem

April 3, 2023

Acid rain is a major environmental problem. When acid rain falls in high mountainous areas, the lakes, the ponds, and the groundwater may become extremely acidic, dramatically altering ecosystems, killing forests in some cases. […]

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