Category Environment

This Earth is the only Earth we have. The environment we grow up influences our health and well-being. It is our responsibility to protect and preserve it from harm because without proper action, it will become inhospitable over time.

There is a lot of talk in the news today about climate change, sustainability, and renewable resources.  The resources we use have a direct impact on the environment. Pollutants can harm the air, water, and food sources of all plants and animals. People want to shift away from fossil fuels because they aren’t sustainable and release pollutants and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Renewables are resources which naturally replenish – wind, solar, biomass, hydrothermal energy, geothermal energy.  Some even consider nuclear energy renewable, although that comes with its own dangers. Climate change plays a part in this because we now realize that our past dependence on fossil fuels, among other environmental negligence, lead to an increase in global temperature. We must protect and preserve the environment.

Living sustainably means making a conscious effort to maintain a healthy environment by reducing one’s carbon footprint, moderating energy and food consumption, as well as reducing excess waste. While it may seem small, any way you positively contribute to the environment, be it recycling or opting to power your home with solar, is for the better.  We as a global society have much to learn from last year’s climate agreement.  Bees are dying off and the Great Barrier Reef is still in jeopardy. To counteract climate change we need to come together and take action to fight against pollution and create conversations that promote conservation.

Deforestation Hurts Us in More Ways Than One

Read Time: 2 minutesCutting down the world’s forests has a major impact on the environment. The world is supposed to…

carbon-neutral synthetic fuels

Improving Auto Emissions With Carbon-Neutral Synthetic Fuels

Read Time: 3 minutesClimate change influences just about every aspect of our lives. We know carbon dioxide has one of…

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Tick-fighting Robots Could One-Day Outsmart the Little Buggers

Read Time: 3 minutesNo one likes ticks—the little bloodsucking insects can ruin your whole afternoon, especially if they carry one…

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Plants Have Multiple Defense Mechanisms to Stop Pests

Read Time: 3 minutesTowering canopies, sprawling bushes and fruit-bearing vines all create an aura of peace and grace. Little do…

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Can Seeding the Ocean With Iron Help Stave off Climate Change?

Read Time: 2 minutesClimate change is a hot-button topic. It sparks many arguments between those who believe the climate is…

solar panel installation

Tips for Easy Solar Panel Installation You Need to Know

Read Time: 3 minutesSolar panel installation is becoming an increasingly accessible prospect for homeowners. Solar panels are more inexpensive than…

doomsday seed vault

Why Does Humanity Have a Doomsday Seed Vault?

Read Time: 2 minutesLying deep within a mountain on Norway’s Svalbard archipelago in Spitsbergen is the Doomsday Seed Vault. The…

Unseen Dangers in the Ocean Threaten Life

Read Time: 2 minutesYou are aware of the usual dangers found in the ocean, such as sharks and stingrays, but…

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Earth Day April 22nd: 10 Quick & Easy Ways to Show Your Support

Read Time: 4 minutesIt’s the day when people come together to celebrate the optimism of the environment. It’s a day…

Amazon Rainforest, chemical mapping, chemical signature

What Did We Learn From the Chemical Signatures of the Amazon Rainforest?

Read Time: 2 minutesThe Amazon Rainforest serves as home to more than 30 percent of the plant and animal species…