Mysterious Sinkholes

Throughout the world, the number of sinkholes are increasing from Florida (US) to Konya (Turkey). Sinkholes are threatening lives and swallowing up a huge amount of farmland. How they form and collapse look quite mysterious, but actually the science behind them is simple. Though, preventing them is challenging. First of all, what is a sinkhole?Continue reading “Mysterious Sinkholes”

Mass Flamingo Deaths

“Lake Tuz had been a paradise for flamingos, but now it has turned into a nightmare.” – Mehmet Emin Öztürk, Nature Photographer For the past month, there has been news on the media regarding mass flamingo deaths in Lake Tuz between Konya, Ankara and Aksaray cities of Turkey. Authorities have made several different statements aboutContinue reading “Mass Flamingo Deaths”

Sea Saliva in the Sea of Marmara

Sea saliva is a collection of a slippery, aqueous organic substance found in the seas and oceans, especially in those which are relatively still and have a shallow depth. The viruses and bacteria can easily get attracted to the substance, forming a blanket that suffocates the marine life below.  It is formed as a resultContinue reading “Sea Saliva in the Sea of Marmara”

Severe Hunger in Turkey

As we discussed in our previous article, nearly 8.9% of the world population is facing severe hunger conditions and related diseases. Despite the production capacities or economic conditions of countries, hunger is a deal of survival in every one of them. Even the “greatest” countries like the United States face the harsh consequences of acuteContinue reading “Severe Hunger in Turkey”