Category: Science News

Current events and news related to science and technology

Who cares about glaciers?

I thought this article about the water supply for the city of Anchorage might help answer that question, because it shows one practical reason why people study glaciers.  One could use this article as an introduction to the topic of glaciers, because…

Alaskan Glacier Quakes?

What?? That’s what I said when I read that.  But what NASA and the USGS are reporting is that as glaciers are rapidly melting in southern Alaska they are lightening the load on Earth’s crust, allowing tectonic plates to move more freely. …

Discovery News

http://news.discovery.com/earth/earth-mentle-crust-alaska.html Here is a link to an article on the Discovery News website. The site has interesting links for older students to browse for report writing/research papers. This article can be used to stress that science is not static and…

Arctic Tortoises and Alligators?

New Study Shows How Tortoises, Alligators Thrived in High Arctic Some 50 Million Years Ago University of Colorado Boulder August 24, 2010 A new study of the High Arctic climate roughly 50 million years ago led by the University of…