How Climate Change is Harming Polar Bears

The Arctic’s sea ice is melting at an incredibly fast rate, making it difficult for marine mammals like beluga whales and seals to survive in the icy tundra. But the most endangered species in the Arctic is the polar bear, as food is becoming harder to find and resting areas are shrinking. Polar bears ...

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Tornados can turn towns inside out, and earthquakes tumble cities. But sometimes humans are the ones who cause the biggest havoc to the planet. We must take great care to protect our delicate planet, especially as technology increases our consumption energy and chemicals. We put together a list of the 10 most devastating events caused by ...

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Today is Earth Day, so we wanted to talk a little about deforestation, its impact on our world, and why it's so important to take care of our trees.   According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, carbon dioxide gas (commonly called CO2) is the leading cause of global warming. There are many other ...

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14 ways to get involved for Earth Day 2017

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, and this year the theme is “Environmental and Climate Literacy.” Now more than ever, in a time of easily accessible misinformation and bad science, it’s hugely important that we promote literacy and knowledge especially with regard to climate change. This is growing increasingly apparent as we’re seeing bigger ...

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algae-biofuel-of-future

Would you use pond scum to power your car? Well, that may be a reality in the near future - algae just might be the “fuel of tomorrow” for many reasons. For example, algae grows quickly and produces 60 times more oil than land-based plants. Scientists are discovering ways to turn the energy-filled oil created by ...

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5 facts about dinoflagellates

With so many cool animals living in our oceans, it’s hard to choose a favorite. But in thinking of mighty whales, sleek sharks, intriguing octopi, and playful dolphins, we sometimes forget that there are lots of other living things in our oceans - tiny little things, that are just as cool and important as ...

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chernobyl solar farm

In 1986 the city of Pripyat in Ukraine fell victim to one the world’s worst man-made nuclear disasters due to a massive nuclear meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant. Pripyat was evacuated as radiation particles spread into the atmosphere and contaminated large areas of Northern and Eastern Europe. It took 3 decades and billions of dollars ...

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