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5 Ways the EPA Has Worsened the Environment

5 Ways the EPA Has Worsened the Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acted in ways that have undermined the environmental safety of Americans in recent years. Here are five of the EPA’s most negative impacts on the environment.   1) “Forever Chemicals”   Forever chemicals are poly...

5 Books on Environmental Conservation

5 Books on Environmental Conservation

As scientists warn of the potentially devastating effects of climate change and about a mass extinction that is already underway, few subjects hold greater urgency than the environmental plight of our planet. Excellent books on the topic are proliferating today. But...

How Today’s Climate Crisis is Fueling California Fires

How Today’s Climate Crisis is Fueling California Fires

Fires seem like the new normal in California weather with wildfires having already burned more than one million acres in the Golden State. Climate change is happening, and the California fires are symptomatic proof. Four factors in particular show how California’s...

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 However, the availability of clean water is under assault across the country due to lax government regulation and outdated methods of...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...