We all need to do more to protect our environment. Many volunteers like Craig Lester spend many voluntary hours trying to save the birds, although we all have to do our bit. Or our birds will become extinct like so many in the past.
Building a no trash lifestyle is a daunting prospect in today's modern use it and throw it away society. You will face strong opinions ,weird looks and it may actually prevent you from participating in some aspects of society. But if you are environmentally conscious person and you don't like the fact we are throwing away 251 million tons of trash a year in this country you may not give a crap what others think. If that's true then congrats and welcome to a subset of society of does its best to live a trash free life.
Out of sight out of mind is the saying that comes to mind when you think about how we handle our waste in this country. You tie the trash bag close and throw it in the dumpster and that's it right. Well not so much, the landfills of this country are repositories of all things dirty and gross and some of that stuff sits around for a long time. So long in fact the person that trashed them is in their grave and what they left behind is still causing harm to the environment.
Our planet has a surface area of 510,072,000 km2, of which only 148,940,000 km2 is land (Williams, 2009). As the world's population continues increasing past six billion people, consumption of goods will without a doubt continue to rise. With more consumption comes more trash and more landfills occupying precious...
Look around you right now. I am willing to be that you can spot AT LEAST 10 items around in arms reach of you that are made of plastic. Just take a second and count all of the little items and disposable pieces of equipment that are lying around your room, on your desk, in your kitchen. Everywhere. How many of those items are you going to be keeping for the rest of your life? The next 5 years? The next 20 minutes?
Pollution is one of today's biggest environmental problem. One in particular is indoor air pollution. But, what exactly is this specific type of pollution? How can you manage it? These are some of the questions that will be answered through this article.
Over the course of Friday December 5th to Tuesday December 9th 1952, the sun failed to shine in London England due to a thick fog. This event was known as the Great Smog of '52 or Big Smoke. Since Roman times and possibly before, England had been known as the land of mist and fog to which its residents are no stranger to. However over those few days in December 1952, London did not experience just any fog. Good old London town was permeated with a thick and hazardous smog that claimed at least 4,000 lives during its short span and at least 12,000 afterwards.
Global warming and poor air quality are some of the most dominant environmental health issues the human race is currently facing. Most people are able to drastically improve their global footprint without having to endure many of the commonly associated disadvantages.
Plastic is a serious danger to many marine animals and seabirds because they swallow it after mistaking it for food. Plastic is increasingly polluting the oceans where it doesn't biodegrade but breaks into smaller and smaller floating pieces. It is killing whales, turtles and birds such as albatrosses, as well as entering the food chain all the way up to us.
Though light pollution in Florida is blocking out views of the stars at night, parts are still dark. Harmony is one community trying to fight light pollution.
This article is about the polution I saw and experienced first hand from 1994 to 1996 while living in one of the largest cities in the world- Sao Paulo, Brazil. In no way am I deriding Brazil for the polution prevalant in the megaopolis Sao Paulo and the river Tiete that flows through it. I'm simply relating what I saw and experienced.
The world’s oceans bear the brunt of Terre Firma’s clean-up. It is in the seas that the majority of humanity’s cast-offs are consumed, repurposed (as housing for some marine animals), or further broken down into tinier constituents by wave action, bacteria and other microorganisms, and ultraviolet rays from the Sun.
In the late 15th century, the amazing abundance of the codfish in the waters off Newfoundland and the northeastern coast of North America was so pronounced that an early explorer, John Cabot, proclaimed that one need only lower a basket into the ocean to catch them. This seemingly exaggerated claim proved to be essentially true and for the next five centuries, the fishing of the lowly Atlantic cod would create vast fortunes and thus fund empires, wars and a new nation.