Why buying local food isn’t necessarily better for the environment

Fears over supermarket shortages during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic led many people to buy their food from local producers, raising the prospect of a transformation in the way people get their food in the future. But while eating locally and shorter supply chains are often viewed as a more sustainable alternative to …

The Effects of Soil Erosion on Our Environment

Soil covers all of the earth, and it’s more than just rocks and plant matter. These layers of soil are teeming with biodiversity and living organisms. Your food largely depends on the soil where it is grown. If there isn’t enough of one nutrient or the soil’s structure is failing, then the amount of food …

How to Compost in an Apartment

Ever wonder where all of your extra food scraps and garbage go once you throw them away? Food that is produced but not eaten ends up in landfills and creates methane, a greenhouse gas that is harmful to the environment. As landfills continue to overflow, it’s clear that taking steps to lower our carbon footprint …

Ocean pollution is a clear danger to human health

Ocean pollution is widespread, worsening, and poses a clear and present danger to human health and wellbeing. But the extent of this danger has not been widely comprehended – until now. Our recent study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the impacts of ocean pollution on human health. Jacqueline McGlade, UCL and Philip Landrigan, Boston …

Can Geothermal Energy Save Us From Climate Change?

What if an unfathomably hot, never-ending, never-varying heat source existed that could be harnessed for energy production? This heat source does exist. Right beneath our feet. The top of the Earth’s mantle hovers around 1000 degrees celsius, achieving access to it would make the efficiency of all other current energy sources pale by comparison. With …

The Growth of Green Waste in Sustainable Construction

The construction industry is transitioning to using sustainable building strategies and practices in exciting ways. Companies understand that newer generations care about their surroundings and want to live, work, and shop in buildings made with sustainable materials and eco-friendly equipment. Furthermore, governments are beginning to set higher standards for green buildings across the world.

Top 5 Places that require bird control

Today, pigeons have made themselves feel at home in the cities like New York, but they actually belong to the seaside cliffs in the rest of the world where they were domesticated thousands of years ago. They were farmed for protein at first, like chicken. Then they were bred as messengers. In around the 16th …

8 Physical Effects that Nature Has on Your Body’s Wellbeing

Tired? Stressed? Down with another dose of the cold or piling on the pounds because the idea of hitting the gym’s about as appealing as a hearty kick in the heinie? Before you go ransacking the shelves of your local CVS or signing yourself up for the latest faddish diet to befall your Instagram feed, …

Why Trees are Critical to Sustainable Development

Trees may seem like just another plant to some, but they are also critical to sustaining life. Without trees, you wouldn’t be able to breathe. They give you oxygen and store the carbon dioxide you breathe out. Besides this basic fact of life, however, trees have many other ways that make this world liveable. Sustainable …