Stretching the Bounds

Boudin is a geologic term coming from the French word for sausage, and describes a structure created through layer-parelell extension. These are competent rock layers that have been stretched into observable segments.  In the example above we see a boudin that has formed in limestone through plastic deformation creating the classic looking pinch and swell … Continue reading Stretching the Bounds

No Hoax Here

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, the President has once again backtracked on another issue. This time it’s Climate Change, and if you happen to be working in the sciences, or just pay attention to what’s going on in the world you might be wondering, what the hell is happening? Is this just a tactic … Continue reading No Hoax Here

Barking Up The Right Tree

Inhale. Exhale. We take advantage of the valuable resources provided by trees every single day. From paper products and construction materials, to furniture, and even the air we breathe, it is impossible to live a single day without utilizing the benefits that come from trees. Since 1990, the world has lost approximately 319 Million acres … Continue reading Barking Up The Right Tree

Goodbye Paris, Hello America

The Back Seat As we all know by now, on Thursday June 1st, Donald Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord and re-negotiating the terms set by his predecessor to curb U.S. carbon emissions. Supporters of Trump’s decision maintain that it abides by Trump’s nationalistic ideology of “America … Continue reading Goodbye Paris, Hello America