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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