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Earth and the Early Atmosphere | Big History Project

Earth and the Early Atmosphere | Big History Project

NARRATOR: When the Earth first formed, the solar system was a violent place. Giant hunks of rock, metal and ice slammed into the Earth’s surface. As material collided and fused, there is intense heat and pressure. Matter vaporized on impact leaving puddles of magma. Many of the collisions released water vapor and other gases, which …

A winning solution for stormwater pollution

A winning solution for stormwater pollution

This year, like most years, a huge winter storm hit the Sun Valley in Los Angeles. And it looked like this. There are no storm sewers in that area, so every time there’s a big rain, the streets turn into rivers. City officials rush to direct this water out into the L.A. river and then …

Linking Air Pollution to Human Health

Linking Air Pollution to Human Health

Meenakshi Rao, environmental science Ph.D. candidate I work with a wonderful, multidisciplinary team of scientist here at PSU to understand air pollution in the Portland metropolitan area and to estimate the economic cost of this air pollution to human health. Cities are hot spots for air pollution and it has an effect on people’s health …

Nature of Science

Nature of Science

Captions are on. To turn off, click CC at bottom right. We’ve gotten the question before, “So, have you always loved science?” For my sister, science wasn’t love at first sight. She started to develop a love for science after she started discovering ways it was relevant to her life. But for me, yes. Yes, …

Is Your Fleece Jacket Polluting The Oceans?

– Hey Shirin. I seriously done it. I’ve reduced my carbon footprint. I don’t eat meat anymore, every day is bike to work day, and with my new metal reusable water bottle, plastic is a thing of the past. – Um, I hate to break it to you, Myles, but you’re actually wearing plastic right …