Climate Change and its Effect on Animals

Climate change is, needless to say, affecting the natural world. According to the NOAA’s 2021 Annual Climate Report, the combined land and ocean temperature has increased at an average rate of 0.14 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since 1880. Increased emissions of greenhouse gasses result in lower quality breathing air and change in overall climate. As…

The Dangers of Biodiversity Loss

One of the most important hallmarks of nature’s beauty is the diversity of plants and animals within it. However, with continued human population growth, excessive consumption, and reduced resource efficiency, the world is facing significant biodiversity loss. This refers to the decline or disappearance of the diverse organisms that inhabit our planet, including their genetic…

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

With the imminent threat of climate change looming over our earth, it’s important to do your part in reducing the effects of greenhouse gases. Everything has a “carbon footprint”, however, humans have the largest carbon footprint out of all beings on the planet. A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide, as well as…

New Year, Same Problems

As we emerge into the New Year, resolutions are made and with them come opportunities to do better. A trend we see each year, however, is the worsening of our environment and not enough action being taken. This has once again been a prevalent problem in 2021. Going into 2022, it’s important to be aware…

Guide to Sustainable Gift Giving

The Christmas season has begun, with ads for new gadgets, clothes, and toys displayed everywhere. As wonderful as giving and receiving gifts is, the holiday has become a pit of consumerism with copious amounts of waste. However, there are many ways to make gifts more sustainable without dampening the meaning. More isn’t Always Better  Sometimes…

How Does Technology Affect the Environment?

Living in the 21st century, society is used to all of the implementations of technology in our world. Most people have phones always within arms reach, or a car that they use to commute to every destination. Global and national news is communicated to use through websites and television. COVID-19 increased the use of websites…

Aviation Travel

Nearly 100,000 flights take off daily. Air travel is the first choice for long-distance travel. Because of the speed of airplanes, as well as their ability to travel over bodies of water, it’s easy to understand how the industry has become so large and powerful over the last 100 years.  Although taking an airplane is…

The Reality of Climate Anxiety

Climate anxiety. It’s a real phenomenon, and a common one among young adults and teens, at that. Climate change is something that many people of younger generations have been hearing about their whole lives, with activists against the cause starting out younger as well. It is no secret that rising temperatures are a colossal problem,…

What is that Noise?

In an ever-increasing urbanized society, cities have become the hub for an unnoticeable, yet dangerous type of pollution. Some of its causes include the following: Street traffic noise from pedestrians, cars, buses, etcConstruction activities that involve the use of enormous machineryEvents involving fireworks and loud musicIndustrial noises like fans, generators, and millsPersistent elevated sounds at…

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