Growing trends in eco-friendly living indicate bamboo is a progressively popular option for greenies. Bamboo is an alternative plant that may be used to create everything from bath towels to flooring, and can be integrated into nearly any area of your life.
WHY BAMBOO IS ECO-FRIENDLY
Deforestation has created problems across different areas of the world that can take decades to reverse. Deforested areas experience a devastating domino effect, as they leave plants at higher risk fo…
The Ocean is Getting More Acidic: Why We Should Care
One tenth of one pH unit. Doesn’t sound like much, does it? What about 30 percent? That sounds a bit more significant, right? What if I told you they were the same thing?
Since the Industrial Revolution, the acidity of the world’s ocean has risen by 0.1 pH units, or 30 percent. We can’t talk about the ecosystem without talking about our involvement in it. Although some extreme activists may claim that the world would be better off if we didn’t live upon it at all, the reality is that we do…
So it turns out that birds are kind of country at heart. Who knew that these flying creatures prefer the wide-open spaces of nature to the hubbub of the big city? No New York City for these feathered little guys; they prefer the pastures of Kentucky and the scenic mountain ranges of Colorado. Who’d a thunk?
A recent study from the University of Oldenburg in Germany may not talk about the effect of skyscrapers on birds, but the team has found that the electromagnetic fields produced by elect…
It’s a familiar story. A group of arrogant scientists create a new form of life, ostensibly to make the world a better place but to increase profits. At first, the new creation does what it should; people are happy and life is swell. But eventually the plan backfires. The very thing designed to help humanity turns against humanity. Once the hunters, we become the hunted. We fall from masters to slaves. You probably think I’m talking about a movie like The Matrix or The Terminator. Nope. This…
World’s Largest Protected Area Isn’t Where You Might Think
When I think of nature preserves and national parks, I immediately think of places like the Grand Canyon, Pelican Island and Yosemite National Park. But these expanses pale in comparison to the world’s newest and largest protected area: the waters around New Caledonia, located about 2,000 miles east of Australia. Across an aquatic area three times the size of Germany, this small island (also a French territory) and its government is setting the bar pretty high for the rest of the world.