5 Common Types of Hawks

5 Common Types of Hawks

Hawks are some of the most common birds of prey known for their sharp talons and strong sense of hearing. Their beaks are sturdy and sharp enough to pierce and kill prey instantly. The idiomatic expression “hawk-eyed” proves that these birds are some of the most vigilant, observant, and watchful. However, for most of us,…

Biggest Environmental Problems Today

Biggest Environmental Problems Today

The planet has never been hotter, and scientists are warning that we’re yet to feel the heat unless we address underlying environmental problems. 2024 is seemingly another sweltering trip around the sun after 2023 broke all records. Sure, the future looks murky if records from the last five or so years are something to go…

A Bleak Future For The Most Endangered Species on Earth

A Bleak Future For The Most Endangered Species on Earth

Wildlife has declined dramatically over the last four decades, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is raising the alarm again about endangered species. We now have about 8 million wild animal species, and 2 million are most endangered. IUCN’s Red List classifies the most endangered species as those facing a desperately dwindling…

Why Nuclear Power Is Bad

Why Nuclear Power Is Bad

It’s now becoming apparent that the world must look beyond nuclear energy to address the unfolding climate emergency and understand why nuclear power is bad. The tediously slow nuclear energy programs in the wake of a looming climate threat, and the continued threats posed by nuclear energy, offset the praises on nuclear power regarding decarbonization…

How Climate Change Impacts the Tundra Biome Delicate Balance

How Climate Change Impacts the Tundra Biome Delicate Balance

The Tundra biome has long been considered the largest natural carbon reservoir, but global warming threatens all that. Being the coldest of all biomes, Tundra has permafrost as its defining characteristic, significantly slowing down the decomposition of organic matter. However, with the increasing global temperatures, the permafrost is thawing at an alarming rate, exposing the…

Lighting Up Landfill Gases Ain’t as Safe as You Think!

Lighting Up Landfill Gases Ain’t as Safe as You Think!

Some super-smart folks at RUDN University teamed up with a brain from JUST to shine a light on something pretty dicey. Turns out torching up landfill gases might not be the eco-high-five we thought it was. This research, fresh off the press in Atmospheric Pollution Research, is saying that lighting up these gases could actually…

The Pros and Cons of Aquaculture

The Pros and Cons of Aquaculture

You and I are both very well aware that our planet’s sustainability and food sources have never been more critical. While so many out there (we won’t say which side of the aisle) deny that there’s an issue, our planet’s population is on track to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. That’s an additional TWO billion…

The Causes of Carbon Dioxide

The Causes of Carbon Dioxide

The greenhouse gas CO2, aka carbon dioxide, is caused by both natural and human activities. Of course, our continued burning of fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal is our main contribution and has resulted in a 150% increase in atmospheric CO2 since 1750. This is seriously alarming because these emissions have a direct…

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