No Matter How Bad You Feel, Help Is Available
Monday, June 11, 2018
One out of six U.S. students in grades 9–12 has seriously considered suicide. If you have thoughts of self-harm or taking your own life, you need to reach out for help NOW. It might feel scary to talk about suicide, but there are people who are willing to listen and help. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to a friend or a trusted adult, there are anonymous hotlines, textlines, and chats that provide free and confidential support. In the U.S. you can call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HELLO to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line. In Canada, call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or text the Youthspace Text Line at 778-783-0177. To find international helplines, visit Suicide.org . .. read more..
Volcanoes Erupt in Hawaii, Indonesia, and Guatemala
Monday, June 4, 2018
In the last few weeks, there have been three major volcanic eruptions: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on May 4, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano began erupting in mid-May, and Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted on June 3. Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes, and at least 25 people have died. Scientists say there are typically about 10 to 20 active volcanoes around the world, and more than 800 million people are living within 60 miles (97 km) of an active volcano. .. read more..
Is Your Sunscreen Killing the Coral Reef?
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Recent studies show that sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate are harming coral reefs and other ocean life. About 14,000 tons (13,000 metric tons) of sunscreens are released into the water each year. Now Hawaii has banned the use of these chemicals and is urging visitors to use reef-safe sunscreen. It’s important to wear sunscreen whenever you go outside to reduce damage from the sun and prevent skin cancer, so consider using a mineral-based sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It will protect your skin and help the environment! .. read more..