Are tanning oils safer with SPF or are you just frying your skin?

Monday, May 06, 2019

With summer around the corner, many may be looking forward to sun-kissed skin. Achieving that perfect tan has become a popular fad throughout the United States.

The practice of tanning is one of the many things commonly attributed to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. A widely accepted tale states that Chanel was photographed in the French Riviera sporting a suntan in 1923, and from then on, bronzed skin became the desired look.

From blowing frozen bubbles to throwing boiling water: Here's the science behind these viral cold-weather experiments

Friday, February 08, 2019

The polar vortex swept through the midwestern and northeastern United States at the end of January, bringing with it some of the coldest weather that the region had endured in decades.

While the cold weather deterred many from going outside, others took advantage of the freezing temperatures and tested out different science experiments.

'Don’t feed the fatberg,' what are fatbergs and how do they form?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Someone may pour molten chicken fat down a drain, while a neighbor might flush a wet wipe down the toilet. When the two meet in a dank sewer pipe, a baby fatberg is born.

A fatberg forms like a snowball, as wet wipes get flushed down the toilet and fats, oil and grease get thrown down the sink. They all congeal together and gradually form a hard mass known as a fatberg. And when they get large enough, fatbergs can clog sewers entirely, sending raw sewage gushing into the streets.

How wood-burning fireplaces may threaten your health

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Frigid winter weather may prompt you to fire up that warm, cozy fireplace. However, a wood-burning fire in your fireplace can cause a number of health problems.

The smoke produced by the fire can contain a number of dangerous pollutants that can contribute to various health problems, according to American Lung Association (ALA) Assistant Vice President for National Policy Janice Nolen.

Trump's decision to shrink size of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument could impact hundreds of bee species

Monday, December 31, 2018

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a federally protected area found in central southern Utah. It is about 1.9 million acres and one of the top locations for bee diversity in the United States.

However, it was reduced in size by President Donald Trump late in 2017 in a proclamation that turned one large monument into three smaller ones.

Trump administration proposes rollbacks to Obama's Clean Water Act

Friday, December 14, 2018

Countless wetlands and thousands of miles of United States waterways would no longer be federally protected by the Clean Water Act under a new proposal by the Trump administration.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (DA) proposed a new definition of the “waters of the United States,” or WOTUS, that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act, on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Koalas at risk for extinction due to deforestation, human activity

Monday, November 05, 2018

Global wildlife populations have fallen by 60 percent since 1970, and koalas are declining at an even faster rate.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the Living Planet Report 2018 on Tuesday, Oct. 30, which reveals the decline in worldwide species. The report is a comprehensive study of the health of the planet and the impacts of humans on nature.

What you need to know about FEMA's 'Presidential Alert' emergency alert system test on Wednesday

Monday, October 01, 2018

Nearly every cell phone user across the United States will receive a text message on the same day at the same time. The message will be titled "Presidential Alert."

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

By the numbers: Florence's devastating blow to the Carolinas

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early in the morning of Friday, Sept. 14. The storm trekked west as it slowed down from 5 mph to 2 mph. Therefore, its torrential rain persistently pelted several communities.

Record-breaking rainfall was recorded throughout the Carolinas, with the highest rainfall, 35.93 inches of rain, recorded near Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

1 year after Harvey's catastrophic blow to Texas: By the numbers

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm on Aug. 25, 2017. The storm stalled over the middle of the Texas coast, dropping over 40 inches of rain across the region, and over 50 inches in some places.

The highest total rainfall in the nation’s history, 60.58 inches, was recorded in Nederland, Texas, about 90 miles east of Houston.

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