On August 15, 1916, Congress created the National Park Service and ever since, the natural beauty and wonder of this country has been treasured, protected, and learned from by millions of people, including scores of schoolchildren.
Happy World Oceans Day!Do you live near the ocean? Do you live far inland? Whether you're on the coast or gazing at a desert, the ocean affects you. It's because of the ocean that our world is habitable--without it, there would be no life! That's why we need to take care of our oceans and make sure they're healthy for a long time to come. The best way to celebrate World Oceans Day is by doing your part to make a difference!
Tornadoes are always big news, because they are strong storms that we still don't understand very well. Because of their size, speed, and unpredictability, they can cause massive amounts of damage. Yesterday, an unusual tornado touched down in Kansas. Even in an area known for its frequent twisters, this week’s storm was strange in that it lasted on the ground for about 90 minutes, which is 10 times longer than usual. The twister traveled about 23 miles. Luckily, there were no deaths or injuries.
a guest post by Erin Twamley, coauthor of Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future
Let the games begin! Welcome to the Renewable Energy Olympics. Imagine if every four years, renewable energy technologies came together to compete in variety of energy competitions. The Renewable Energy Olympics could bring nations from around the world together to compete for a healthy planet.