Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro spent her childhood fishing with her great-grandmother in the waters of Alabama. At the time, she knew she didn’t really enjoy getting up so early to fish. She also knew that one day she was going to have her Doctorate’s Degree. What she didn’t know, however, is that the time spent … More Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro
Envision a world with a warming climate. What does it look like? Warmer weather all-year-round? Less snow during the winter? Maybe no winter at all? More snow during the winter months probably isn’t the first thing that would come to mind while picturing a warmer climate; however, record-breaking snowstorms have been one of the many … More Why has there been so much snow in the U.S. if the overall climate is warming?
A recent study published in the journal Current Biology and led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), entitled ‘Environmental Warming and Feminization of One of the Largest Sea Turtle Populations in the World,’ found that 99% of Green Sea Turtles born along the east coast of Queensland, Australia, were female. This natural phenomenon, the … More Climate Change Leading to the Feminization of Turtles
Space has intrigued people for generations. From the sun to meteor showers, to our own moon, space is vast and puzzling. Our own sun challenges us every day to figure out its mysteries. The Solar Dynamics Observatory is a NASA mission dedicated to observing the sun and how it affects Space Weather. The study of … More Genna Duberstein
The Blue Marble, the picture that sparked the modern environmental activism movement. By showing our Earth in a completely new perspective, it gave people a new appreciation to this place we call home. The movement inspired thousands of people around the globe to start taking leadership, including the first African woman and environmentalist to win … More Wangari Maathai
Everyday, hundreds of thousands of people check the forecasts to find out what the weather might look like for the day or for the week. Weather satellites and the information they provide have become an important part of everyday life for many people around the world. John Coleman, although not an engineer in the production … More John Coleman
Meet Bernhard Eduard Fernow, an important figure in the creation of the National Forest Service, the US Forest Service, and forestry education in the United States! Born in Prussia in 1851, Fernow spent several years serving in the Prussian Forest Service before completing his college studies at the Royal Prussian Academy of Forestry in Muenden, … More Bernhard E. Fernow