By Allyson Ernst El Niño. You may have heard this term thrown around this year as weathermen and Ocean Scientists predict an El Niño for the history books this winter. I don’t know about you, but I really didn’t know what this weather jargon was referring to until I did some research. Here is what … More El Niño: Wet, wild and headed our way
“What’s wrong with the moon?!” That was the question I overheard as I walked back to my dorm on Sunday night. This past Sunday night and Monday morning there was a complete lunar eclipse of the moon. Many of you probably knew that, too, as I was in good company watching the celestial show from … More Super Moons, Lunar Eclipses and Blood Moons, Oh My!
A recent article in The New York Times has brought to light an interesting development in the perpetual arms race between pest and farmer. The pest in question is the Diamondback Moth, an invasive species. The moths lay their eggs on cabbage mostly. Later, caterpillars emerge, eat and destroy the crops. Every year these very … More Self-destructing Moths: Coming To A Cabbage Patch Near You!
Natural Gas. This odorless, colorless gas has been creeping up more and more recently as a green alternative energy to coal or oil. But, is it as “green” as it claims to be? And what exactly is natural gas in the first place? Natural gas is nothing new. In fact, many believe it was discovered … More Natural Gas: A Step in the Right Direction
Any good project, whether it’s a restoration project, an essay for a class, or independent research, first starts with a little trip to the library. We (as in our group, called Team Plaid) is comprised of my friends Cayla, Maria, and Andrew and me. We first studied all of Southwestern Ohio’s various natural land cover … More Restoration Project: A Chance to do Something
Earth Day started here in the United States exactly 45 years ago today, but it has spread to be a worldwide phenomenon! Everywhere from Latin America, to the Middle East, to the Caribbean and Europe is getting in on the act. Below are some of the highlights from around the world on this Global Earth … More Earth Day: A Worldwide Celebration
Do you have a passion for Animals? Are you concerned about the welfare of those who cannot speak for themselves? Does the sight of a stray dog or cat make your heart hurt? Then you might want to consider joining Advocates for Animals, and be surrounded by likeminded individuals who want to do something for … More MU Advocates for Animals
I tend to think of my stuff the same way Alton Brown views his Kitchen. “The only uni-tasker I allow in my Kitchen is a fire extinguisher!” I’m a very practical person when it all comes down to it, and I’m pretty good at talking myself out of buying frivolities. Not to say I lead … More Allyson’s Essentials
Have you ever stopped to think about just how much of our lives depend on petroleum and petroleum products? Everything from the car or bus you used to get to campus, to the food delivery truck that delivered the energy bar you ate as you walked to class. Even the cargo ship that helped a … More The Keys to Keystone XL
At Miami University, we are encouraged to study abroad. Our horizons get broadened, we are better able to live in a more interconnected global setting, and who doesn’t want to stop staring at the same four walls for a while, so to speak? 39 percent of last year’s graduating class studied abroad at some point … More Studying Abroad Sustainably