In any post-apocalyptic survival scenario, it pays to be prepared. Climate change may be a zombie-level existential threat, and the best time to act is right now. Prepare yourself for the worst-case scenario with these climate change preparedness strategies.Continue reading Climate Change Is the New Zombie Apocalypse: Who Will Get Hit the Hardest and How to Prepare
Many people believe that chemicals, particularly the man-made ones, are highly dangerous. After all, more than 80,000 chemicals have been synthesised for commercial use in the United States, and many have been released into the environment without proper safety testing. Should we be afraid of the synthetic chemicals that permeate our world?Continue reading Why synthetic chemicals seem more toxic than natural ones
On August 28, Stromboli volcano in Italy woke up a second time in this summer. Tourists decided to ride a boat near the erupting volcano – but the journey turned out to be “fun”: they had to escape from the wave of pyroclastic flow. The eruption did not lead to casualties and destruction, but the tourists got really scared.
In fact, it was a really dangerous act. The pyroclastic flow is what makes composite volcanoes like Stromboli so deadly.Continue reading Amazing footage shows a boat speeding away as Stromboli volcano erupts
Climate change and the future of our planet are increasingly concerning topics, but tackling the issue of preserving the environment can seem overwhelming to any one person. However, we all have the capability to help prevent the effects of climate change through the types of energy that we choose to use.
Traditional energy sources like oil, natural gas, and coal contribute to pollution, but renewable energy offers a practical alternative that could reduce the impact we have on the environment every day.Continue reading Could Renewable Energy Save Our Planet?
The benefits of travel are well-documented; researchers have determined that traveling abroad positively impacts our health and wellbeing. Travel is a stress reliever, enhances your creativity, and boosts happiness. Further, traveling abroad gives you the opportunity to experience different cultures and exposes you to other languages.Continue reading Is Traveling Abroad Bad for the Environment?
There are big wildfires in the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems and without a shadow of a doubt, the most vital habitats on Earth (Amazon rainforest has been in existence for at least 55 million years). The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.Continue reading If we lose the Amazon rainforest, the consequences would be disastrous
Self-driving cars have been in the news a lot this past year. As manufacturers come closer to developing road-ready fully autonomous vehicles, consumers are questioning their safety and wondering: how do self-driving cars work?Continue reading This Infographic Explains How Self Driving Cars Work
Sleep. We all need it, and most of us don’t get enough of it. And even if we get the average recommended amount (the good old 8-hour dosage), that takes up about a third of our lives overall.
But why do we sleep, from an evolutionary standpoint? The fact that it’s so widespread in the animal kingdom attests to it having some kind of vital function. But it just seems like a waste of 8 hours, more or less.Continue reading How and Why Sleep Evolved
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.Continue reading Bees: how important are they and what would happen if they went extinct?
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.Continue reading Is Anthropocene a joke? A good read