Drought Emergency Declared in Washington State

Drought Emergency Declared in Washington State

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has declared the state to be in a drought emergency. The state is experiencing record low snowpack (snowpack is similar to a frozen reservoir for river basins that accumulates during the winter. In the warmer months, it slowly melts and becomes the water supply to streams and rivers), and conditions […]

Pollen: The Surprising Link Behind Cloud Formation and Rainfall

Pollen: The Surprising Link Behind Cloud Formation and Rainfall

Pollen grains could be the surprising and the previously misunderstood mystery link behind cloud formation, leading to increased rainfall. A recent study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, concluded in a laboratory setting, that clouds are formed by six different types of trees and plants. While typically, rain aids flowers in blooming, the new […]

Pope Francis Takes on Climate Change

Pope Francis Takes on Climate Change

Pope Francis’ most recent surprise is a pleasant one to liberals and a not-so-pleasant one to conservatives, as he has taken on the much discussed issue of climate change. Since assuming the role of Pontiff in 2013, the pope has surprised people at all different ends of the spectrum with his progressive views and actions on issues […]