What Exactly Is Shale?

Shale is quite a dynamic substance once you think about it. Remember learning about sedimentary rocks in high school? Shale is a type of sedimentary rock that’s fine-grained, and is commonly called a “mudstone.” This is because it’s formed…

The Morning Surge | February 22, 2017

Well, we’re nearly through February and yet another week of winter. The only problem is, it doesn’t feel like winter here in the Northeast at all. New York City will see 64-degree weather on Friday, while Boston will see temperatures above 60…

How BP Capped The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

It’s been the subject of movies, criticism, and news headlines alike. The Deepwater Horizon blowout in April of 2010 left two different stories. One is the story of the environmental impact, and how things went wrong in the days after the spill…

The Morning Surge | February 20, 2017

Happy President’s Day everybody! Today we actually celebrate George Washington’s birthday, even though he was technically born on February 22. That’s because we just take the third Monday in February and celebrate his birthday…

The Morning Surge | February 15, 2017

Time to get my Valentine’s Day chocolate for half off! Good morning all you lovebirds out there! From this day forth when you post about your significant other on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll actually mean it! Which is good, no?…

The Morning Surge | February 14, 2017

I know what today is. Why would I not know what today is? I see the copious amounts of chocolate all over the place at Wal-Mart. And what does me being single have to do about it, anyway? Why are you even asking?…

The Story Of The Russian Oil Industry

American relations with Russia has dominated the news lately. Whether we like it or not, it looks as if our relationship with Russia is about to strengthen over the next few years–especially with former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as the…

The Morning Surge | February 8, 2017

Guess what day it is! You know what? No. Don’t guess what day it is. I love that camel, but it’s really not funny anymore. Welcome to the middle of the week. We’re halfway through yet another seven days in 2017–a year that’s shaping up to be…

The Morning Surge | February 3, 2017

It’s Friday! My Mom used to be a school bus driver and she would yell that every Friday after school. For a solid ten seconds, the entire bus would scream their heads off. I carry that same excitement into today’s Morning Surge…