From transportation to cooking on a grill, human activities often impact the surrounding atmosphere. When burning fossil fuels or wood, the combustion results in carbon dioxide molecules being released into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities have contributed to notable changes in Earth's environment and atmosphere. In great quantities, CO2 acts as a … Continue reading The Carbon Footprint
Of the many species of turtles, the green sea turtle especially intriguing. An article by the Sea Turtle Conservancy describes green sea turtles’ diet, habitat, and other characteristics in detail; you can learn more about these turtles in their article. Typically living around coastlines, this species is often found nesting on shores and can be … Continue reading Green Sea Turtles: Help the Hatchlings!
Previously there had been news about part of an ice sheet splitting off — the size of Delaware. Just a few weeks ago, the unimaginable happened, and the large, broken off iceberg is a sign for change. The Larsen C ice shelf is located in Antarctica, and has shown potential for splitting in recent months. … Continue reading The Larsen C Ice Sheet is Breaking Up
With temperatures rising around the world due to carbon dioxide emissions, the ice sheets up in the Arctic are breaking and melting quicker than ever before. The melting ice sheets has caused the Arctic, the polar bears’ habitat, to be slowly disappearing. Polar bears are forced to survive on smaller areas of ice and sometimes … Continue reading Polar Bears: Part Two
How much waste have humans thrown away? Well, the weight of all human trash today is likely through the roof — imagine all the fast food, appliances, and everyday goods that people throw away each year! It is no surprise that the amount of trash we have disposed has increased vastly, accumulating from our bedrooms … Continue reading Human Waste and Its Impact
Of the many species of turtles, the green sea turtle is unique to our world. An article by the Sea Turtle Conservancy describes green sea turtles, their diet, habitat, and provides other characteristics in detail if you want to learn more about these turtles. Living typically around coastlines, this species is often nesting on shores … Continue reading Our Green Sea Turtles are Vulnerable
I think many of us can agree that beaches and the coast are some of the most incredible places to be. Perhaps there is something captivating about the sounds of the waves, or the tiny crabs, plants, and fish that live right near the edge. Places like the coast make it feel as if life … Continue reading Conserving Our Coastal Communities
The Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets are melting. Over the past few years, there have been reports of sections of ice sheets breaking off in both of the poles. However, currently there is an even more massive, quickly expanding crack within the Antarctic ice sheet. In an article on EcoWatch, Dan Zukowski explains how, “The breach is … Continue reading Melting Ice Sheets and Rising Sea Levels