Category Archives: Science

Alternative Energy

Many people know that fossil fuels are scarce and need to be conserved, but while there are plenty of alternative energy sources, no one is using them.  The reason everyone loves fossil fuels is because of their high-energy density. Biological materials that come from the Carboniferous period were exposed to heat pressure for millions of … Continue reading Alternative Energy

Plastic in the Global Ocean

Last saturday at Southwestern Oregon Community Collage a very interesting lecture was given as a part of the geology lecture series hosted there.  The lecture was given by Dr. Giora Proskurowski, of the University of Washington School of Oceanography.  His lecture was titled “Plastic in the Global Oceans.”  First thing he explained what plastic is … Continue reading Plastic in the Global Ocean