Activity along the Pacific Ring of Fire has been making the headlines of late. This chain of volcanoes is considered among the most hazardous areas on the planet. However, by understanding plate tectonics, we can learn how geological action contributes to the confusing relationship between volcanoes and earthquakes.
Ying Xuan is a former intern at Kontinentalist who enjoys learning about how humans interact with the environment. An undergraduate from the Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme at the National University of Singapore, she believes that creating a greater understanding and interest in the natural world is important for its preservation. She loves anything chocolate but the notoriety of the cocoa industry sometimes stops her from buying what she likes.