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The Pros and Cons of Geoengineering

With the ramifications of climate change getting worse, more scientists are considering ideas on how they can potentially reverse the effects of this through geoengineering. This has caused a large debate on potential effects that geoengineering could have that we don’t even know about. Here are some of these pros and cons of this practice […]

Regenerative Farming's Role In Battling Climate Change

Regenerative Farming’s Role in Battling Climate Change

When thinking of dirt (unless as a soil scientist), one doesn’t think of a complex and interconnected community of microorganisms, insects, and other biota. As it turns out, this is exactly where modern, industrialized agriculture’s issues begin. It’s also where the most impact on climate instability has its roots and where solutions may be found. […]

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How Texas’ Power Crisis is a Climate Change Indicator

Millions of people around Texas have gone without power in the middle of their most dangerous winter storm in centuries. Some politicians have gone on to say that this is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime situation for Texans but many climate change scientists believe that this is only the start of a grim future for […]

President Biden's Climate Change Plan

President Joe Biden’s Plan Against Climate Change In 2021

In the United States, transportation is the nations’ main issuer of carbon dioxide. To change this requires a cooperative effort from multiple levels of the government. Together, they’d need to provide charging stations, clean energy technology, and electric vehicles, which are are all steps towards carbon-free transportation.

Can A Satellite Help To Reduce Pollution On Earth

Can a Satellite Help to Reduce Pollution on Earth?

In 2022, EDF, Environmental Defense Fund, will launch a very special satellite through its affiliate, MethaneSAT LLC. The satellite, MethaneSAT, is designed to focus on only one problem: methane emissions. This high tech machine will be able to provide global coverage and detect methane emissions from any part of the world.   In conjunction with […]

How Cities Are Moving Toward Electric Buses And Trucks

How Cities are Moving Toward Electric Buses and Trucks

American cities have long known that buses and trucks burning diesel fuel are a significant source of air pollution and contribute to global warming and climate change. Unfortunately, simply getting rid of diesel-fueled vehicles has never been an economically viable option.   However, the United States is now “at a tipping point,” said Andy Darrell. […]

Covid 19's Effect On Air Quality

COVID-19’s Effect on Air Quality

The new trend of social distancing due to the COVID-19 outbreak has created a few unforeseen benefits. As more people stay indoors or work from home, there have been reported reductions in air pollution in several cities. As social distancing rules begin to lift in several countries, scientists are unsure of whether these effects will […]

The Uk's Efforts In Combatting Climate Change

The UK’s Efforts in Combatting Climate Change

Meeting consumer demand for beef and other commodities in the EU and UK entails using large amounts of environmental resources, especially land. In addition to the space to grow the animals themselves, meat production requires cropland to feed them.    The majority of soya, a commodity crop primarily used as livestock feed, is grown in […]

Finding A Career In Environmental Conservation

Finding a Career in Environmental Conservation

The urgent nature of climate change means that interest and opportunities in the field of environmental conservation are growing, but so is the competition. This means that people who want to enter this field need to have the right mix of knowledge and experience, even for entry-level positions. There could be dozens of applicants competing […]

How The World Can Run On Sustainable Fuel

How the World Can Run on Sustainable Fuel

Sustainable fuel, similar to stem cells, seems like the miracle solution for everyone’s transportation problems. Its use and production are growing all over the world. The entire world can run on the use of biofuels.   Types of Biofuels   The two main types of biofuels are bioethanol and biodiesel. These fuels are categorized into […]

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