Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy for human civilization since the start of the industrial revolution. While coal, oil and natural gas still supply most of the world’s energy, growing concerns about dwindling supplies and the carbon released when these fuels are burned have spurred a search for clean, renewable energy sources. While wind and solar...
Garbage On Rocks
Water is, perhaps, the most precious resource available on the planet. For a large amount of life to exist on Earth, access to fresh water is crucial. Despite the fact that water comprises more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, only about 2.5 percent of this water can be qualified as “fresh.” Though ample water can be found...
Forest Being Cleared
Imagine a world without rain forests: no centuries-old trees to see and no unique animals to watch. That world could become reality in a hundred years if deforestation continues at the rate it’s happening today. Right now, forests cover about 30 percent of the Earth’s landmass. However, that number is quickly dropping as millions of acres of forests are...
What Is Soil Conservation and What Do I Need To Know About It? There is a lot of journalistic coverage about conserving forests, oceans, and energy, which are all extremely important for the environment. Soil does not currently receive as much attention, however, without adequately fertile soil, agriculture would disappear and humanity along with it. Soil erosion damages surrounding water...
Urbanization is something that eventually happens in any developing country, as the population condenses into smaller cities and towns. Agriculture begins to decline, and industrialization fuels the move from rural areas to urban ones.There are some positives and negatives to urbanization. When done correctly, urbanization means a greater variety of opportunity for residents. If it gets out of hand,...
While most people have a general understanding of what pollution is and how it is caused, most people have not heard about thermal pollution. The basic idea of pollution that most people know about includes air pollution from carbon emissions in vehicles and general pollution through littering and use harmful chemicals.A lot of people have never heard of thermal...
Plasma energy is produced when fusion takes place in a controlled and magnetized environment. Plasma is the fourth state of matter, a gas in which a sufficient amount of energy is present to enable ions and electrons to coexist. Scientific evidence suggests that plasma is actually the most common state of matter in the universe, and plasmas are even...
Starting in the 18th century and gaining popularity in the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution brought about drastic changes in the social and economic lives of humans. The benefits of the revolution are felt even today, but so are the adverse effects. The introduction of industrialization brought about industrial pollution. During the revolution, technology, manufacturing, and science all began rapidly...
Green technology combines science and technology to reach a goal of repairing the world’s ecosystems. Also known as environmental or clean technology, this strategy encompasses a wide variety of techniques, such as green building, recycling and using clean energy. The ultimate goal is to conserve nature and make the Earth a sustainable place for future generations. We’re digging into...
In today’s world, there seems to be a growing focus on practices that are sustainable and respectful of the environment.  This includes turning to forms renewable energy as alternatives to fossil fuels. One of the most well-known and visible examples of a sustainable energy source is wind power. If you’ve ever been on a road trip and seen fields...