by        Although mangroves grow in many coastal area (i.e. Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, India), I recently  learned about the especially severe plight of that plant in Florida. My house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, and I can see the glittering, dark green waters every day from my bedroom window. On the… Read More

by        Fracking is a process that extracts natural gas from seams/wells underground. This process is controversial, expensive, and has negative effects on the environment. However, because of fracking, natural gas is becoming the most used gas in the United States, and it powers millions of homes, industries, and businesses. Learn more about… Read More

by        Many have heard of the Demographic Transition, a theory used to explain/predict population growth in countries with different economic, political, and social status. This explanation has popped up in my AP Human geography class, U.S history, and AP Environmental Science, and it is applicable in everyday life. There are four… Read More

by        Hello all. Today we are going to learn about the Arc de Triomf, located in the huge metropolis of Barcelona. And no, this structure is not THE Arc de Triomph that was constructed for Napoleon in Paris, France. This brick building was originally the entrance to the 1888 World Fair in… Read More

by Facade of St. Peter’s                Although almost everyone knows that St. Peter’s Basilica is the grand cathedral of the Pope in Rome, Italy, many people do not know that it replaced the Old St. Peter’s, a basilica form church commissioned by the Roman Emperor Constantine in 4th century.… Read More

by  Watch my new video here:        Both of these amazing architectural accomplishments were made in different time periods, yet their aesthetic qualities are very similar. Both monumental and impressive, these buildings are united by the influences of classical Rome and Greece, although the reasons for their construction are dissimilar.       … Read More

by        Nowadays, almost every city has a “downtown,” which is the center of a city’s culture, night-life, and business; it usually has many people living in close proximity. The size of a downtown can vary, the largest being somewhere like New York City or Los Angeles. Where does the word “downtown” come… Read More

by  Watch my video here:              This image was painted by Edgar Degas (1834-1917), a French artist of the late 1800s, in 1879. Degas was born in Paris, and after his introduction to Ingres (a severe Neoclassical painter), he enrolled in art school in 1855. He fought for the National Guard during… Read More