Category: Long News

Pantanal Wild Fires

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. While California and the Amazon were up in flames, the biggest wetlands in southern Brazil have experienced the worst wildfires for the past few months. This destruction of the wetlands can and will cause serious problems for the world because of the emissions being released by the fire…

Long News: The World’s Next Ocean

Historical Geology, especially the dynamism of plate tectonics, has always fascinated me. On vacations to the west coast of Florida, it was always really cool to find 30 million-year old fossils, Giant Sloth skeletons, ancient alligators, but mainly shark teeth, that all roamed a very different looking planet. What is also interesting, of course, is…

Can the Paralyzed Walk in the Future?

In recent years, many scientific advancements have occurred, leading to the saved lives of millions of people around the world. One common issue in the medical field is finding a way for those paralyzed from the waist down to, once again, take their first steps. However, these many scientific advancement advancements have caused stipulations in…

Curriculum Food for thought at Severn? Italy First Country to Require Study of Climate Change in Schools

Severn School has a great curriculum, and I believe the school attempts to revisit, study, and even modernize it on a fairly consistent basis. Is it time to take some curriculum advice from Italy? The Editorial Staff at the Severn Current identified “climate change” as one of our very top “long news” categories…. so this,…

Climate Change’s Effects on Greenland

Severna Park, MD, October 1, Severn School The Greenland ice sheet has had many problems in the past with climate change and increasing temperatures. Since the early 2000s the glacier that used to cover almost all of Greenland has started to break apart exponentially more as each year passes. The ice that is in Greenland…