Environmental Science


Mangroves can prevent billions of dollars in flooding damage

Mangroves serve as speed-breakers in coastal storms, cyclones and tsunami (Photo by Stephan Ridgway)   Hurricanes and tropical storms are estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than US$50 billion yearly in damage from winds and flooding. And as these storms travel across the Atlantic, they also ravage many Caribbean nations.  ...

Energy In Today’s Global Society

Energy is an abstract concept that is very familiar to students from personal experiences with household appliances, transportation, and their own bodies. However, the nature of energy, energy transformations, and energy conservation are poorly understood, even by most adults. The geopolitical and environmental issues associated with energy and its consumption...

What is Energy?

What is Energy? Test your knowledge on Energy in the Energy Quiz after you have read this information. There are lots of fun energy activities to do. Energy is all around us and it is a part of us. It is everywhere! Our universe is made from energy and it...