Air pollution is the theme of the 2019 World Environment Day. UN Secretary-General Guterres says: “It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy, not a grey economy.
Global warming and climate change are quite the buzzwords these days. Just mention the subjects and more likely than not you will find yourself in the middle of a lively discussion. Despite all the hype, environmental action is nothing new; it has been with us before, just under a different name.
Our throw-away society is creating a huge burden on the environment both in the consumption of resources and the choking of landfills.
Climate change is increasingly recognized as being observable today. But if we want to do something about it, how much time do we have to do so? Personal and scientific reflections on this question.
This article suggests a list of the 13 most polluted rivers in the world. Included in the story are what countries are doing to cleanse these filthy waterways.
Are pets and zoo animals slaves or prisoners? Projecting the human emotional state upon animals is not necessarily in line with optimal animal welfare.
Radioactive Waste in the Ocean. Radioactive waste storage in the oceans. The pros and cons of long term radioactive storage of waste.
Plastic pollution can be dangerous for marine life. Microplastic particles are tiny pieces of debris that may be harmful for animals and for humans as well.
The Amazon forest is burning and the indigenous people are taking a stand. They have sent in native women who are demanding that the rights of the indigenous tribes that call the Amazon their home be respected and that the forests be protected against commercialization and corporate greed.
Without change, our dependence on petroleum and coal for power could someday lead to society's demise. But why wait for the inevitable when we can enact change now? With a multitude of viable energy sources at our finger tips, we are on the brink of a paradigm shift. Here are nine sources of renewable energy that could potentially change how we power our future.
In his essay, "Global Warming: The Trials of an Unsettled Science," now an informative book with that title, Canadian poet David Solway tackles the issue employing a poet's incisive intelligence and wordsmith craftsmanship.
Modern farming methods rely heavily on the European Honey Bee for pollination, but the honey bee population is in peril and the cause of the problem is not well understood. Modern farming methods do not currently support adequate pollination by native species of bees.
The Sunshine State has a major problem with non-native species that are wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Burmese pythons, green iguanas, and feral pigs are some of the main culprits.
Why do people put down wild animals in captivity while being perfectly fine with domesticated animals in human control? Are domesticated animals really that different from exotic animals?
Primary rainforest covering an area about the size of Belgium was lost to chainsaws in 2018, but there are signs of recovery and regeneration. Many groups across the world are enacting reforestation initiatives.