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Found: Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil?
Energy, News, and Climate / News

Found: Missing Deepwater Horizon Oil?

5 million barrels of oil—794,936,475 liters, equivalent to about 318 olympic swimming pools or about 714,000 inflatable kiddie pools—that’s the official estimate of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s size. And until earlier this week, we had no clue what had happened to 2 million barrels of it. How, you might wonder, do you lose that much oil? … Continue reading

Reefs at risk- How temperature, policy, and energy needs are harming the Great Barrier Reef
Energy / Energy, News, and Climate / Marine Life / Marine Preservation / News / Policy / Science

Reefs at risk- How temperature, policy, and energy needs are harming the Great Barrier Reef

One of the biggest environmental questions facing our society today is this: Is our reliance on fossil fuels leading to the destruction of natural beauty (and natural resources). If you are a reader of The New York Times, then perhaps you have already seen this amazing piece. It’s a killer piece of long-form written to discuss … Continue reading

Public enemy #1: The climate?
Energy, News, and Climate / Policy / Science

Public enemy #1: The climate?

(Full disclosure, I am partially funded for my graduate studies through the Department of Defense NDSEG fellowship.  This article (and this blog) are not endorsed by anyone, including the DoD. The thoughts and opinions below are my own or properly credited to the appropriate source. Reading on, and reading the linked Climate Roadmap may also help … Continue reading

Coral Bleaching and Bad Break-ups
Energy, News, and Climate / Marine Life / Oddities in the Ocean

Coral Bleaching and Bad Break-ups

Recent headlines have reported that a mass coral bleaching event is currently threatening coral reefs throughout the Hawaiian Islands. But what exactly does that mean? Corals turn white.. so what? Why does that matter? Here are a few things you need to know about coral bleaching and how it is like a bad break-up: What exactly is a coral? … Continue reading

Social media, special interest groups, and the spread of scientific misinformation
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Social media, special interest groups, and the spread of scientific misinformation

I recently read a great blog post about issues with the spread of misinformation via social media. If you are a social media user, I’m sure this is something you are familiar with. How often have you gone on Facebook and seen “16 dead in tragic roller coaster accident in Orlando” all over the page? … Continue reading