When coal is burned it releases a number of airborne toxins and pollutants. There is significant air and water pollution. Coal-fired power plants produce more than 100 million tons of coal ash every year. While coal-fired power plants are...
Almost 38% of US citizens aged between 18 to 29 believe that couples should think about climate when considering having children, while 33% of adults aged between 20 to 45 cited climate change as a reason to have fewer...
The declining population of pollinating insects is a worldwide problem. Insects are dying out because of people. They pollute the air, destroy green areas and use dangerous pesticides. In many places, pollinating insects have completely disappeared. The best solution...
Today's world is not particularly kind to wild predators. Even though tigers have a fearsome reputation, over 90% of their original range disappeared over the past century. They are classified by the IUCN as an endangered species. It is...
Gold for traders, alms for workers on the verge of poverty. Bananas are one of the most popular fruits ever. Inhumane conditions are behind their production. How is it possible that sweet tropical fruits cost less than local fruits? Banana...
A huge waste stain floating in the Pacific Ocean has transformed into a new ecosystem. It became home to colonizing animals and other organisms. There is an unanswered question: How can they survive or even prosper? Landfill Settlement A floating landfill...
Climate change. Temperatures rising. Threat to animal species, ancient forests, and so on. With all of these changes, the salinity of soil is changing too. Some of the pests and diseases can adapt. Some crops cannot. And, what is...
Icy roads are dangerous and in most countries salt is used to treat them. Using a lot of salt on the road is not a good idea. The ice melts, but large amounts of sodium chloride destroy the vehicle...
We all know that cutting down trees is bad. We also know that paper comes from trees. Paper, we use so heavily in our everyday lives, that we may not even realize the amount of it. Products such as...
One of the biggest threats to marine life is oxygen-deficient water. The person and his activity are primarily responsible for this. A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a 3D atlas of oxygen-starved regions of...
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