Since the Wright brothers’ historic takeoff from Kitty Hawk in 1903, many of us have grown up with dreams of working in aviation. The possibilities for trained pilots are varied—from piloting huge passenger jets across the ocean to guiding small aircraft for police, fire and medical operations—and the job prospects are higher now than ever.
Earth from space is a beautiful image. This is how we can not only see the pretty patterns created by our lights on the dark side of the planet, but overtime we’ve also seen the amount of these lights on Earth grow. Our population is growing and artificial light is certainly a fundamental part of any developed area at this point. As of now, more people means more lights.
Elections are the opportunity that citizens have to voice our opinion on topics that we feel matter. Over the years many constitutional changes, leadership roles, and other civic decisions have been placed in the hands of voters. Science related items even make it onto elections.
We often talk about plants and trees because they are simply that important! They provide shade, are home to many of the world’s species, they look beautiful, they crank out oxygen, soak in CO2, and serve many more functions.
As our population grows, we will need more and more places for us to do our human things. This means as we grow we tend to convert natural spaces into developed areas. An urban environment is quite different from a natural landscape and thus has its own variables to be concerned with. The growth of urban spaces compounded with the changing climate is causing some scientists to take a look at how our urban areas interact with heat.