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Clean Drinking Water and the Fight to Save It

Clean Drinking Water and the Fight to Save It

If there is one thing every American tends to take for granted, it’s a clean glass of drinking water drawn from a household tap. However, the availability of clean water is under assault across the country due to lax government regulation and outdated methods of...

What Antarctic Ice Shelves Can Tell Us About Global Warming

What Antarctic Ice Shelves Can Tell Us About Global Warming

Over the last three decades, the Antarctic Peninsula has undergone immense change. Researchers attribute this to both atmospheric and oceanic warming. One large effect of this is the collapse of the Larsen A Ice Shelf in 1995 followed by the break up of Larsen B seven...

The Dangers of Higher Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Wild

The Dangers of Higher Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Wild

Scientists point a finger at greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide, when it comes to global warming, which has negative repercussions for humans. However, some people have wondered if an increase in carbon dioxide could also be beneficial to some life forms on our...

Arctic Wildlife’s Fight Against Climate Change

Arctic Wildlife’s Fight Against Climate Change

A recent study conducted by scientists from the University of Oxford has suggested an alternative approach to combating climate change in the Arctic: an increase in the populations of bison, reindeer, and wild horses throughout the grazing lands. The effects this...

How Animals Transmit Disease: Information During the Pandemic

How Animals Transmit Disease: Information During the Pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting 210 countries and over 2 million people worldwide, it’s easy for misinformation to quickly spread regarding the source of the disease, the rate at which it may spread, and how it could possibly evolve over time. With that...

Arctic Light Pollution and its Effect on Marine Life

Arctic Light Pollution and its Effect on Marine Life

According to National Geographic, research by biologist Geir Johnsen indicates that Arctic light pollution is one of the leading causes of endangered marine species. What is Polar Night? During the midwinter, the Arctic Circle sky is a dark path blind to human eyes....

How Deforestation Drastically Harms Tropical Forest Animals

How Deforestation Drastically Harms Tropical Forest Animals

Deforestation is a well-known environmental issue that affects both animals and the climate. It is a term that applies to the clearing or removal of an entire forest or group of trees, either artificially or due to natural disasters, thereby rendering the land...

Helping Hummingbirds During the Colder Months

Helping Hummingbirds During the Colder Months

With climate change causing increasingly dramatic shifts in temperature during the winter season, the natural ebb and flow of our environment is, at times, thrown for a loop. With that said, many migratory bird species and their preferred conditions are being...

Australia’s Bushfires and Climate Change

Australia’s Bushfires and Climate Change

Bushfires have always been a part of Australia's natural environment. However, they typically have a positive role to play in the management of the continent's ecology. Over the past two decades, bushfires have become more and more extensive. By December 2019,...

Climate Change’s Effect on Marine Mammals

Climate Change’s Effect on Marine Mammals

Back in 2002, researchers discovered a deadly virus among European harbor seals located in the North Atlantic Ocean. This eventually spread to sea lions, seals, and otters living in the North Pacific Ocean. Scientists eventually found that this was phocine distemper...