Forecast for Amazon rain forest: Dry and dying
Scientists have recorded longer dry seasons over the decades, which may stress trees and raise the risk of wildfires in this crucial ecosystem.
Fulgurites: When lightning strikes sand, magic is formed
The amazing crystalline structures called fulgurites are created in a flash.
It’s gettin’ hot in here | ‘Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies’ (Infographic)
Source: The Guardian
The filtration process takes approximately an hour, and the researchers’ current prototype containers can hold up to 10 liters of water.
Ozone hole over Antarctica caused Africa’s warming
The hole in the ozone layer likely caused domino effect of warming in southern Africa due to its influence over wind and weather system.
Cenote Ik Kil (cenote means “natural well” in Spanish) is a large sinkhole on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula that’s sacred to the Mayans. The peninsula’s unique composition of porous limestone has resulted in several of these water-filled sinkholes, but Cenote Ik Kil is one of its most famous.
The hole is 90 feet deep, adorned in tropical vegetation and filled with clear blue water that Mayan royalty used for both relaxation and ritual sacrifices. Red Bull once held its Cliff Diving World Series at the sinkhole — divers leapt from the cenote’s surface and reached speeds of 40 mph before entering the water.
13 amazing sinkholes
The Environmental Specialization Program provides recognition for the environmental interests, dedication, and accomplishments of UCF undergraduate and graduate students by offering a green cord for their graduation ceremony in addition to a certificate from UCF. Upon completion, students are able to include the certification on résumés as well as exhibit a comprehensive portfolio.
Visit ut.ucf.edu/esp/3891 for more info!!!
A new generation of wind turbines takes to the sea
Offshore wind has great potential, but the marine environment presents challenges. A new kind of turbine aims to overcome those obstacles.
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