"Baby, you’re a firework. Let your colors burst:” Science exploding 10,000 feet in the air

"Baby, you’re a firework. Let your colors burst:” Science exploding 10,000 feet in the air

You've probably heard Musician Katy Perry's song, Firework as it was a number one hit in 2010. Combine that with the summer season, there's an urge to awe over the sights and sounds of fireworks. But I don’t think we or Katy Perry think about the science behind those oohs and ahhs. Learn about fireworks from its history to how they light up the night sky. 

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"Tips on the Rip" The dangers of Rip Currents

"Tips on the Rip" The dangers of Rip Currents

About to head to the beach for the summer? Well, there's a danger out there. No, it's not sharks or jellyfish; it's something that causes more deaths than thunder strikes or floods. Rip currents are one of the top coastal hazards for beach-goers. And if you don't know what they are, learn more and get the "tips on the rip" before you take a dip in the ocean. Photo Credit to NOAA NWS.

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Real-time ocean monitoring: Live streams of information over space and time

Real-time ocean monitoring: Live streams of information over space and time

Cloudy? Windy? Rainy? You can find out in real-time about conditions outside by checking your phone or watching newscasters. What other data is streaming about other environmental conditions today? We take a look at ocean monitoring networks around the globe. 

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Got plastics? I hope not!

Got plastics? I hope not!

Plastic products are ubiquitous, and so are the chemicals used to make them! These products are neither safe for the environment nor us. Would you be surprised to know BPA-free products aren’t as innocuous as they are portrayed to be? Making small changes can minimize exposure to plastic chemicals and reduce your plastic footprint.

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Going green? How about going "blue" too?

Going green? How about going "blue" too?

We know it's important to go green, but you might also want to consider going blue too.

Blue carbon is carbon (carbon dioxide) that is sequestered and stored by marine habitats like mangrove forests, estuaries, and the rocky intertidal. Knowing the carbon cycle, studies have shown that these marine habitats take in and hold more carbon than terrestrial habitats like rainforests. Thus these habitats could greatly help us in reducing our carbon footprint!

Interested in learning more? Read on!

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