Common Ground: How Communities Rise Together to Respond to Disasters

“Human beings are a community. If we are in China, in Puerto Rico, in Japan, wherever.” By Robert RaymondCo-Producer and Creative Director, Upstream PodcastSenior Producer, Designer, and Creative Director, The Response When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Judith Rodriguez was asleep in her home. Or rather, she was trying to[…]

Distant Grind: The Largest Hurricane in the Solar System on Jupiter

The Great Red Spot has been observed since 1831. Continuous observation began in 1879. Curated/Reviewed by Matthew A. McIntoshPublic HistorianBrewminate Overview The Great Red Spot is a persistent high-pressure region in the atmosphere of Jupiter, producing an anticyclonic storm that is the largest in the Solar System. Located 22 degrees south of Jupiter’s equator, it produces wind-speeds up to 432 km/h (268 mph). Observations from 1665 to[…]

Understanding Tornadoes: 5 Questions Answered

Tornado seven miles south of Anadarko, Oklahoma, May 3, 1999. OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory/Flickr    By Dr. Paul Markowski and Dr. Yvette Richardson / 05.18.2017 Professors of Meteorology Pennsylvania State University 1. Where are tornadoes most likely to occur? Most headline-making tornadoes are spawned by what are known as supercell thunderstorms. These are large, intense[…]