An introduction to the problem of plastic pollution discussing the threat it poses to the environment - especially the ocean. What can be done to clean up our oceans and reduce our usage of plastic?
Water pollution continues to be a major crisis worldwide. Here we show how and with what we pollute the world's waters, whether deliberately or unconsciously, and preventive actions we each can take.
Producing more food for more people is an awesome challenge. Providing the framework to manage resources and motivate producers has been a great success story for 200 years. It can be continued.
Do you speak English? If so, then the chances are very very high that the nation you live within faces big problems due to wild boar or wild pig overpopulation. You should do something about it too.
What causes global warming and what should be done about it? I explain 7 actions that need to be taken.
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.
Eco-bridges are a practice in habitat conservation. They allow connections or reconnections between habitats & they help combat habitat fragmentation.
Industrial livestock farming is unsustainable and unethical. Eating meat and dairy causes ill-health and climate change. What can we do?
I. INTRODUCTION The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a revolutionary time for the role of government and the protection of the natural environment. For perhaps the first time in the nation’s history, the general public became aware and...
On June 23, 2016 devastating flooding hit 44 counties in West Virginia. The flooding is responsible for the loss of 26 lives and the destruction of more than 8,900 homes and counting.
This hub discusses which kinds of plastics are banned, the solutions offered by the LGU's, the paper versus plastic bag debate, and some more practical solutions to the problem.
GMOs have a very bad rap, but is this bum rap well-deserved? To know for sure, we need to analyze how they are made and what happens to a person's body when they eat GMOs.
Oil resources and reserves are two very different things. The media and politicians often toss the two terms about interchangeably. It is hard to critically analyze information about our oil situation when you do not know the scientific meanings of these two terms. Learn what they actually mean so that you can laugh at the political bickering.
We use a huge amount of plastic today. Most of it takes a very long time to degrade and can harm marine life. Some bacteria are able to break down plastic.
The Wild Boar didn't ask to be born or be here with us, but there they are--tearing up property, eating whatever's not nailed down. I say, let's tame them and make them valuable lives in society.
The media, paid off by corporations, is complicit in the destruction of our environment. If it wasn't so easy to pay off the media, the polluters would not be able to hide their sins from the public.
This article shows the different sources and effects of each of the nine major air pollutants. You will also learn the causes of air pollution, the two principal classifications of air pollutants and a brief narrative about the "The Great Smog of London."
Climate change has been caused by the production of too many goods, many of which are toxic to the environment as well as too many products which land up in landfills and our oceans. Minimalism can collectively change that.
Toxic environmental organic compounds are mostly produced as a result of our various industrial activities. However, these environmental organic compounds may arise from unlikely sources as well.
Could Chernobyl & Fukushima have been prevented? An analysis on two nuclear disasters that have shaped our world.
The oil veins of the midwest have blackened the land yet again. The Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil, poisoning the land. It's time for alternatives.
The first step in going green is to reduce the amount of things that you throw away and consume. These means reducing your energy bills, your grocery bills, water usage, and gas consumption. This can be one of the most rewarding forms of leading a...
The water crisis is foreseeable, but technology to solve the impending problem is already in the works. Here are three ways of using technology to save us from a water crisis.
Earth Day is merely a day to consider what to do for your planet--for the rest of the year it's up to you to make that difference.
The idea of living a zero or even low waste lifestyle may seem impossible but there are many easy ways to reduce your everyday waste.
A look at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and some myths that should be addressed in understanding it.
All information regarding water pollution - what it is, who it effects, its sources and how it's resolved.
So convenient and, in many places, so necessary, yet our addiction to personal transportation may be killing us.
Although they can get better, in many cases, heroin addicts make repeated failed attempts to “get clean.” Learn more about heroin addiction here.
Moving goods and people uses up a lot of hydrocarbon fuel so transportation is a sector where changes are coming; perhaps, quite rapidly.
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.
Imagine if all the oil yet to be extracted from the ground suddenly disappeared, never to reappear again. How would we cope without the raw material that made the modern world possible. Would be able to find a suitable alternative fuel. Part one looks at what an oil-less world would like during the first year.
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a hot button issue these days. Sorting fact from fiction shows that it's not the panacea that many believe it to be.
Orca whales are the world's largest alpha predator....so why do we continue to treat them like attractions?
The world’s smokers discard six trillion cigarette butts each year and the poisons in them leach out into the environment.
Coral reefs are underwater ecosystems that provide a home for around 25% of marine life. The reefs are currently facing several threats and are in need of protection.
Facts about water pollution and the environment. How to avoid polluting our waterways and prevent the harm that comes from damaging them.
You’ve probably seen remarks on Facebook or Twitter about the benefits of CO2. Don’t be fooled! It’s a decade old PR stunt born after the EPA labeled Carbon Dioxide a pollutant. Their aim: have it removed from a list of pollutants causing climate change.
An Internet article from 2015 has resurfaced. It warns that a 'mini ice age' will happen in 2030. But is this something to worry about? Or is this a story of deception and faulty reporting?
The wild horse or mustang has been a part of the American West for close to 400 years. Because it is both loved by many and hated by others, it has struggled to survive. This is the story of one group of mustangs in AZ
While it is known that air pollution causes many serious physical health concerns, now research shows that toxic air negatively impacts intelligence and cognitive abilities as well.
Over the years, there has been much debate about what to do about the wild horses of the lower Salt River area in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona but today they are protected from harm or abuse.
The Irish Potato Famine was a disaster for Ireland's farmers and families. Recovery took a long time, but now the country is committed to food and drink sustainability. Here is how it happened.
Climate change is real, and due to human activity. The accession of climate denial to control of the US federal government is a clear and present danger to all of us. What can be done?
Plastics first went into large-scale production in the 1950s and now they pose a serious threat to the environment.
We stand at a global precipice. Resources are being pulled from the Earth at an alarming rate. Across the globe fossil fuels and lumber are being depleted in record amounts. To truly tackle the problem change is needed and we all need to do our part.
Joe Salatin talks sustainable farming and growing and the challenges the regulatory environment and changing consumer trends represent for the industry.
After watching the documentary film Blackfish, I will never go to SeaWorld again. The film sheds light on the treatment and conditions that orcas must endure while being held captive. Set orcas free!
Changes in the environment are alerting us to changes we need to make within urban infrastructure. Pathway materials assist with balancing the environment and urban spaces.
Have you wondered about the earth's floating patches of garbage? This article explains how these garbage patches got into our oceans and what's being done to reduce or eliminate them.
Thailand’s streets, alleys, and beaches are strewn with homeless dogs living off the scraps they can beg from tourists and vendors. This story introduces the intrepid volunteers that work endlessly to help Thailand’s street dogs.
Charles Clough has been studying meteorology since childhood. But he became a Christian in college. His Christian worldview has only ever complimented his science.
All across Europe, Ireland is perceived as a sustainable green country. But is it really? Ireland's new program "Origin Green," the first such in the world, is making sure of it.
Materialism is an all-pervasive aspect of American life. Learn how it hurts the human condition, and the environment. More importantly, hear about solutions to tackle this beast we call materialism.
Of the 45 presidents who have held the highest office in the land, two stand out in the creation of park space and the protection of the environment. One, Theodore Roosevelt, may come as no surprise, but the other, Richard Nixon, is a most unlikely candidate.
Back in 2015 PepsiCo had come under fire for their use of Palm Oil, prompting them to rethink their position, and demand that all of their joint-partner companies do the same.
One of the most overlooked issues in America today is the reduction of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The monument contains a wide array of natural beauty, along with cultural significance to many Native American tribes in the surrounding area.
Scientists think bugs could be the solution to our growing populations' need for food. Billions of people are already enjoying insects as a daily part of their diet, and you could too. Check out which bugs are being eaten around the world and jump on the bug-eating train.
What was the Neolithic Revolution? The Neolithic Revolution and how global warming has affected our past. Effects and consequences of global warming for modern civilization.
A discussion about trying to accept a president who doesn't want to address a major issue such as climate change. What will happen? Will we survive?
You already know about switching off lights and using buses instead of cars--but have you ever thought about incorporating these eco friendly ideas into your lifestyle?
This article brings to light Leonardo DiCaprio’s journey towards environmental activism, his inspiration and passion to work for a greater cause from a very young age, and his efforts to safeguard the earth from the challenges of climate change.
Regardless of the reasons why growing hemp became illegal, there are 1 billion trees cut down each year to make paper. That could be remedied by using hemp instead--if it were legal in all 50 states.
Do you want your lifestyle to be more natural? Read on for tips on how to be more sustainable in using resources.
Mount Everest has been turned into the world’s highest garbage dump by those who seek to conquer it.
Biochar has many attributes, one of which is the ability to cool off the earth. Smoke pollution is a major contributor to climate change. The process of making biochar eliminates the smoke.
Information about white servals, where they currently reside, how they were produced and the controversy about their owners.
Problems with waste disposal continue to contaminate the rivers of Nigeria, especially affecting residents in Port Harcourt. The area lacks strategies for preventing oil spills and contamination, and the clean-up methods after disasters require...
Dr. Ivar Giaever has become a media darling for climate change denialists. But having a renowned scientist supporting their cause may not be the definitive component they need to win this argument.
With rising gas prices, we all grumble a little when we fill our tanks. However, the long-term benefits of higher gas prices may well be worth the short-term pain. This article outlines how higher gas prices can lead to a healthier population and can increase use and demand for public transportation and renewable energy sources.
Human activity is taking a toll on a vital marine ecosystem, one that protects coastlines and provides a habitat for a rich variety of marine life.
Bottled water is not only expensive, it's detrimental to the environment. Here are a few tips on how to wean yourself off the bottle for good.
Are pets and zoo animals slaves or prisoners? Projecting the human emotional state upon animals is not necessarily in line with optimal animal welfare.
Except for those whose political and economic destinies are tied to Big Oil, most people acknowledge that cutting the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is best achieved by putting a price on carbon.
Native ladybird species are decling in North America; while, invasive species of the luck bugs are thriving in their new land of plenty. What does this mean for our already shaky winged pollinator ecosystem? More importantly, is there anything that can be done about the lost ladybugs?
There have been five mass extinctions; we are now in the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. How is global warming threatening all life on earth and what can we do about it?
If there had been any doubt before, the recent catastrophe on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico has really driven home the message that drilling for oil is a messy and risky business. Consequently, decisions are now being made that affect the future of offshore oil drilling. But how risky is it really? Should we stop offshore drilling?
Land resources are under pressure in the face of growing demand from an exploding population and the impacts of climate change. The ecosystem's services that the land provides are at breaking point.
What are our American values? Can we use our values to propel us into a Green Revolution and help the US to once again become a model of innovation? Find out in this two-part article.
Wild tigers are critically endangered, there is now more captive tigers than there are wild tigers. If we do not act soon, it is very likely that wild tigers will become extinct dying off in the wild.
Imagine growing up in a town so poisonous - so radioactive - that the Environmental Protection Agency had to destroy it. That is exactly what the EPA did to my friend's childhood home in New Mexico.
This article delves into the idea that maybe eating meat is not unethical (depending on the situation), but the processing the meat goes through is, since it employs disreputable methods such as keeping the livestock in small spaces and not allowing the animals to be free at all.
Many people already realize the importance that recycling has on our society and way of life. However, if you still need more convincing, here are five big reasons why you need to start recycling today.
Hawaii’s reefs are vital to recreation, tourism, and cultural traditions. They act as natural wave and storm surge protection, prevent shore line erosion, and are home to the most vibrant creatures.
In 1932, Australia turned to its battle-hardened First World War veterans to deal with an infestation of large, flightless birds; it turns out the emus were the better military tacticians.
Climate change, global warming, environment - these concepts may be very distant, but you can be a part of the problem, or the solution. Learn how you can help solve global warming by these simple acts.
Governments are run by psychopaths and they don’t care about pollution, they care about their own power. The only solution is a voluntary libertarian society…
An argumentative/informative essay to bring awareness to the fact that we must start taking steps to stop air pollution.
What can be done to change people's minds about tossing trash in the streets or industrial waste in our rivers? We can start by looking at our own behavior and asking ourselves some key questions.
The only way to prevent climate change is for everybody to become a minimalist. Understand why consumerism and business propel climate change.
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.
The term pollution refers to the act of contaminating ones environment by introducing certain hazardous contaminants that disturb the ecosystem and directly or indirectly affect the living organisms of that ecosystem. Pollution in general is the...
The debate over the relative benefits and dangers of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called "fracking", is often a heated one. This article lists the arguments used by those in favor and against.
The Snail Darter is a tiny little fish that is native to the waters of Tennessee. In 1975, the Snail Darter was placed on the newly created Endangered Species List. In 1984, its status was lowered to threatened. Even though the Snail Darter is a...
In a bid to raise awareness & campaign against environmental pollution, this kid does amazing work to educate and organize conservation efforts.
New Zealand, along with Australia, made the rural-urban transition in an extremely short time. As a result, it still faces the challenges and opportunities of cities.
For about a century, industrial-scale fishing has plundered the oceans as if the supply of fish was endless; it turns out the supply is limited.
The health risks of meat production today can no longer be brushed under the carpet. Find out exactly what you put into your mouth.
Recycling is very important, but even better is reusing. Recycling actually uses energy and transport time and fuel to get the items to where they need to go. If you can reuse an item yourself, that's more energy, time and fuel saved, as well as...
Recycling Programs The Tzu Chi Way. Read about this unique and effective way of operating recycling programs.
If you care about the environment and feel strongly about animal rights, here are ten important things you should know before heading off on your next exotic vacation.
There is a lot of noise and misinformation in the debate regarding what is causing global temperatures to rise. The ice age cycle holds the key to understanding what is causing global warming.
A listing of ways just one person can help protect endangered species. Learn ways you can help by starting right in your own backyard or make a difference for animals around the world!
Alternative sources of energy from fossil fuels have become increasingly sought in recent years. In this article, I list the advantages and disadvantages of wind power.
How Bio gas plants can be a game-changer for the Indian economy and rural areas in particular. Setup a bio-gas plant in your own backyard with government subsidy
In Part I, I talked about the first six values Americans live by and how we can use our ideals to propel us into a Green Revolution.
It has been debated that global warming is causing the Atlantic Hurricane season to become worse with stronger storms and more of them. Is it true?
Discusses the need for sustainable forest management and why selective cutting should be used over clear cutting as a timber harvest method.
In 2015, all advertising was eliminated from the magazine. Not just for birds, it also addresses the birds' environmental homelands and skyways such as the Gulf of Mexico.
Farmers use a variety of potentially toxic chemicals to prevent pests from consuming our food. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals can be bioaccumulated in our bodies or biomagnified through the food chain. Over time, some of them have the potential to cause severe adverse health affects in humans.
The purpose of this article is to highlight the major issues regarding Environment safety. The dangerous most is SMOG, that can be observed clearly by the beginning of winter season.
Discover or re-discover wax paper in place of plastic wrap. More uses for wax paper and cutting out the use of plastics. Encouragement to help conserve and protect our environment. Another way to go green is with wax paper.
Everyone talks about saving the earth and the environment. What can one person do- you may ask. Well you can help save the environment in a big way by doing your little bit. You can help conserve water, paper, electricity and much more- read this hub to find out How you can help save the environment.
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?
This article provides summaries of various internet stories regarding water pollution in the United States. It emphasizes the need for people to reduce their exposure to bad drinking water.
Corn-based ethanol, which is a great stepping stone, is not a good fuel alternative. It uses far too much energy to produce, it interferes with the food supply, and there are better options.
Industrial animal agriculture is dangerous to human health, cruel to non-human animals, and environmentally toxic and destructive.
Unlike the USA, Europe is on track to be 100% self-sufficient in renewable energy by 2050. The EU’s 2010 vision is to achieve 20% renewable energy by 2020, 30% by 2030 and meet or exceed 80% by 2050
Invasive snakehead fish populations are becoming established in the USA. But what are the reals dangers and how damaging are they to local ecosystems?
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.
Who doesn’t like cute widdle wabbits hoping about the landscape? Twenty-three million Australians for a start.
Homosexuality is common among animals so why do people claim it is wrong and religions say it is sinful? One creature that displays homosexual behaviour is the monarch butterfly.
Information on the Utica Shale formation, including photos and maps of the natural gas plays in the United States. Includes videos of flammable water.
Katie Blackbourne takes a look at what sustainable development actually means, and what questions we should be asking of the things labelled "sustainable"
Animal sacrifice in its embodiment is inhumane, and the laws in all 50 states are designed to protect animals from cruelty. This paper will demonstrate that no religion is above the law and that the government need not acquiesce to certain religious practices that violate state laws.
Collapsed dorsal fins are not natural for killer whales. Why does SeaWorld keep claiming that they are?
Mankind's use of plastic is having dire ramifications for our planet. How can we reduce plastic waste and pollution? Here are 5 simple ways to make a difference!
We all want to save our planet one way or another and there are many ways how. My list include simple things that you can do everyday that will not only help reduce your carbon footprint but also significantly lessen your expenses in the long term. A win-win situation for you and our Earth.
OUR MOTHER EARTH is a home for all beings. She is a living thing. She has provided us with food, water, oxygen, and shelter. But we are destroying forests and wildlife and have polluted the air, water and soil. Now it is time to raise our voices against all injustices done to our Mother Earth.
Cities represent one of the greatest environmental challenges of the 21st century, but they also have an unique opportunity to lead toward more sustainable and efficient future.
The environmental and economic benefits of reducing the work week to four days are as clear as the sky before the industrial age. This article explains why.
Radioactive Waste in the Ocean. Radioactive waste storage in the oceans. The pros and cons of long term radioactive storage of waste.
With climate change and increase in the use of toxic pesticides, honey bees are disappearing. Colony collapse disorder causing their deaths will affect humans, honey bees vanishing is not a good sign.