South Asian Floods are the Deadliest Natural Disaster of 2017 — And You May Not Have Even Heard Of Them Mud sloshes thick and heavy around ankles. Sheets of rain pound relentlessly against crumbling buildings. Villagers frantically scramble to save their friends and family, let alone what meager belongings they have left. As the water […]Read More Behind the South Asian Monsoons
Have you ever stopped to wonder what exactly NASA is? Sure, they have sent probes to investigate other planets, but NASA is also partly responsible for designing technology that gives us information about our very own planet. Some of that technology includes satellites such as Terra, the flagship of the Earth Observing System (EOS). Launched […]Read More Earth’s Flagship: Terra
It seems as if everyday on the news they’re talking about another destructive mega-storm that is devastating a certain region of the world. In this past month alone, there have been two major hurricanes that have ravaged different regions of the United States, as well as a number of island nations in the Atlantic Ocean. […]Read More Hurricane Watch: Connection to Climate Change?
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY6eqTYVQXU This is a great way to change your old T-shirts into some cute little pillow cases. In five simple steps and no more than twenty minutes you will have your own personalized pillowcase! What You Will Need: Old T-shirt (This craft works well for any type of t-shirt) Scissors Marker and Ruler […]Read More Green Observer – October 2017
As an international student at the University of Illinois, every semester for me is a semester I have studied abroad. As such, I was always indifferent to the various study abroad opportunities available at the University. 1 semester (roughly four months of the year) in a third country seemed too much of a commitment especially […]Read More GO Abroad: South Africa
Fresh Press, an Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab on Campus, Uses Creativity to Promote Sustainability Sustainable living is defined as meeting the needs of today while ensuring that future generations can also thrive. This is a concept well-known to Graphic Design Professor Eric Benson and his team. Eric Benson is an Associate Professor and Chair of […]Read More Fresh Press, an Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab on Campus, Uses Creativity to Promote Sustainability
Flashback to August 21, 2017, around 1:15pm. Places like Goreville, Illinois, are filled to the brim with enthusiastic hopefuls looking at the sky, waiting for darkness to drown it out. The “Great American Eclipse” stirred a whole buzz of excitement, but it also had some interesting scientific and societal impacts. Let’s start with a little […]Read More How cool was the eclipse, really?