Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University
How important are bees and what will happen when they go extinct? Is there research into what is killing them? I’ve been told it’s weed killers… – Tink, aged 18, Cornwall, UK.
Bees – including honey bees, bumblebees, and solitary bees – are very important because they pollinate food crops. Pollination is where insects move pollen from one plant to another, fertilising the plants so that they can produce fruit, vegetables, seeds and so on. If all the bees went extinct, it would destroy the delicate balance of the Earth’s ecosystem and affect global food supplies.
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According to some scientists, the world entered a completely new geological era called “Anthropocene”. And the reason is humans because we changed the world so much.
Now, a very good and detailed article written by the American science writer Peter Brannen and published on The Atlantic argues that so-called Anthropocene is not a new era, it’s just an “event” in the Earth’s history. It’s a long but good read.
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Weddings are meant to be beautiful and memorable. Whether you have a barn wedding or an elaborate event at a country club, or you keep it simple in a church, it should be a reflection of who you are as a couple.
Unfortunately, certain wedding styles, decorations, and even some long-standing traditions may be doing more harm than good when it comes to the environment. Most people are so wrapped up in the splendor of the event itself that they don’t often think about how their choices might be impacting the health of the planet.
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Social media is a big deal. Over 40% of the world population uses some type of social media platform. That includes Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and dozens of other platforms that connect us on a global scale.
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The risks that face your home have increased over the past decade, and natural disasters like storms, floods, blizzards, and wildfires are making it more difficult to think of a house as a safe place. Luckily, green building designers, architects, and technologists are working hard to restore safety and security to your most important investment-your home.
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We live in an unstable and scary time when it comes to the well-being of our planet. While many political leaders around the world are starting to take action to fight against climate change and its effects on people and wildlife, these plans alone are not enough. Everyone has to do their part to make a difference, including big businesses and corporations.
Continue reading What Google Is Doing to Protect the Environment and Save Wildlife
As a parent, you’d probably do just about anything to keep your children safe, healthy, and happy. You also probably spend a lot of time thinking about their future. But many parents fail to discuss the importance of protecting our planet with their kids.
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Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize the transportation industry. Alongside this, the advent of autonomous vehicles will also surely impact the environment – but whether the impact is positive or negative still remains to be seen.
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Now we’re living on a warm, hospitable planet. As Carl Sagan has said “That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.” We, humans, are the unquestionable rulers of our little oasis in a hostile universe. But all things must pass. The life on Earth, even the planet itself, won’t last forever. What’s more, the humans may go extinct before our planet (and probably before the life on it) dies out. Here some possible (and horrible) ways how planet Earth (or, at least, life on Earth) could die.
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According to a new study published in Science, the massive restoration of forested land at a global scale could help capture atmospheric carbon and mitigate global warming.
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