The Perils of Palm Oil

Palm Oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit that originated from West Africa and the use of it in the international market expanded significantly as a result of the British Industrial Revolution. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand are the top three countries that…

Turn Out the Lights

Light, it’s all around us.  Residents in intensely populated areas are accustomed to the constant illumination from artificial street lights and blazing bright highways.  While a constant supply of light  can be useful, it also can be harmful.  A typical city-lit sky is a hundred times brighter than a sky…

Conserving the High Seas

The United Nations (UN) has proposed a new treaty, the Agreement on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, thought to work to protect the conservation and sustainable use of the high seas. Countries met and voted on Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at the…

What’s with all the Hurricanes?

On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey barreled through Texas, wreaking havoc and destruction. Now, Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest hurricanes on record, devastated the Caribbean and is threatening south Florida. Tropical Storm Jose trails behind Irma in the mid-atlantic and Hurricane Katia is now threatening eastern Mexico. Hurricane experts say…