With the influx of recent headlines featuring China, considered to be ground zero of coronavirus, it’s easy to forget that the county’s recycling policies are effectively changing the world. Once the world’s top importer of recyclables, China slowed down its efforts to purchase recycled waste in 2018. The result has been massive trash pileups in wealthy, developed nations including Australia, the U.K.,… [Read more]
If you live in a densely populated area, you have probably heard of the urban heat island effect. This localized warming of cities affects many aspects of life, and most aren’t healthy for the Earth or for humanity.
Thankfully, there are ways that we can reduce the effect of urban heat islands.What Is an Urban Heat Island?
Before you can understand the urban heat island effect, you must first learn about what a heat island is in the first place.… [Read more]
While there has been a slight population uptick in recent years, rural America is dwindling. About 46.1 million people, or roughly 14 percent of U.S. residents, called rural and non-metro areas home as of July 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Further, 462,000 more people have moved out of rural areas since 2010 than have moved in. … [Read more]
Water is the most precious resource on earth, essential for all forms of life. It makes up about 60% of the weight of an average human body and without water life would not exist on earth. As the human population continues to multiply exponentially, the strain on important resources such as water continues to grow. It is important to ensure conservation of water for the continued existence of life on earth.… [Read more]
From the outside looking in, it’s difficult to imagine that humanity’s collective treatment of the environment could substantially change overnight. After all, even if we in America got our acts together, could we really offset the damage that China is doing to the environment on a daily basis?
Whatever the case may be, my mantra remains: You can’t control anything but yourself and your actions.… [Read more]