Pigeonite is a common rock forming mineral that belongs to the pyroxene mineral group. Pyroxenes are silicate minerals with varying amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium, and the pigeonite member has low calcium with relatively equal […]
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand on Nov. 14, with the small, coastal town of Kaikoura receiving the maximum, highly destructive release of energy, affecting both residents and the abundant marine […]
Forty-seven years ago, humans first set foot on the Moon during the famous Apollo 11 mission. That success would not hav...
President Barack Obama’s recent conservation efforts and his pledges to slow global climate change could leave behind a commitment to sustainability and environmental efficiency, but President-elect Donald Trump has promised to overturn Obama’s environmental legacy. Near […]
A new NASA study states that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began roughly 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. According […]